Benzion Freshwater

Benzion Freshwater (born 1948) is a British multi-millionaire property investor of Haredi Jewish descent. He has 279 directorships but operates mainly through Daejan Holdings plc, a company quoted on the London Stock Exchange, in which his family has a 79% stake. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2009 ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK he was placed 110th with an estimated fortune of £473 million. He is a trustee of Mayfair Charities Limited, a registered charity which dispersed £8,553,000 in 2007-8 to "organisations and institutions engaged in the provision of education and promotion of religious observance within the tenets of orthodox judaism and for the relief of poverty. Benzion Freshwater is the son of Osias Freshwater (1897–1976), born in the village of Sassov, Galicia, Poland, who emigrated to England in 1939. His wife and three children died in the Holocaust. In 1947 he married Nechama Golda Stempel née Halberstam, widowed daughter of Rabbi Ben Zion Halberstam, the second Bobover Rebbe, and they had two sons, Benzion and Solomon. Osias built up Daejan Holdings into one of London's largest private landlords and his sons are now Executive Directors.

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