Do you like to talk about money? I do. If you’ve been listening to this show for a while, you know that about me. I love money. I love what it can do for us and for our communities. I love making it, investing it, and using it to help others. And, I’m obsessed with helping women gain a better understanding of what money and wealth is really about. Because no, according to us Jews, money is not the source of all evil, even if we’ve been conditioned to have those beliefs, that’s not a Jewish belief! Today’s guest will share with us the Jewish view on wealth, from first hand experience. You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess, I’m Yael Trusch, your host. I have Chagit Sofiev Leviev on the show.
Chagit, is the CEO of Leviev USA, a Group of Companies founded by her father, renowned businessman and philanthropist Lev Leviev, with investments in a wide range of dynamic industries, including real estate, mining, energy, diamonds and jewelry. Chagit is a graduate of Bar Ilan University, with a B.A. in Economics and Business administration. In her role as CEO, she has led many high stakes transactions such as the sale of the former New York Times Building in Times Square, for nearly $300M in 2015. She is also a dedicated wife and mother to 4 young children and follows in the footsteps of her parents’ philanthropic spirit dedicating much of her time and resources to help organizations that focus on the community, Jewish education, and women empowerment.
Was working for her father something she always expected to do? Chagit takes us behind the scenes and gets real with us about the juggling act. She also tells us that for her, as challenging as it may be, it is well worth it, not just because it fulfills her personally, but as you’ll soon hear, it’s also part of a bigger view on life – contributing to a broader mission and continuing the legacy that her parents built. What were the financial lessons she learned from her parents? What could men and women do better when it comes to women empowerment? And what does Judaism mean to Chagit? This is not a reality show, or an episode of Crazy Rich Asians, ladies! This is so much better, because this is episode about true Jewish wealth – one which is dictated first and foremost, by G-d’s Torah. Here’s the lovely Chagit Sofiev Leviev.