Tinder Swindler Simon Leviev Biography and Net Worth
Simon Leviev, an Israeli conman, was born on September 27, 1990, and has been convicted of theft, forgery, and fraud. According to The Times of Israel, he allegedly used a Ponzi scheme to defraud an estimated $10 million from victims across Europe from 2017 to 2019.
The tale of his criminality gained traction in 2019 after the media outlet of an article called The Tinder Swindler by investigative reporters operating for the Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang, with the help of Israeli journalist Uri Blau, and later in 2022 after the discharge of a Netflix short film with the same title.
In Finland, he was condemned to two years in prison in 2015, while in Israel, he was sentenced to 15 months in jail in 2019. He is still sought in multiple countries for fraud as of 2019.
In Ramat Elchanan, Bnei Brak, Israel, Leviev was born Shimon Yehuda Hayut in 1988. He relocated to Brooklyn, New York, with his family’s friends when he was 15 years old, and was later accused of misusing their credit card by them. He enrolled in a flight training program in 2010.
Leviev has been conducting minor frauds like bank fraud since he was a teenager, according to Felicity Morris’ surveys. He finally changed his real identity from Shimon Hayut to Simon Leviev, claiming to be connected to Israeli millionaire Lev Avnerovich Leviev, dubbed “The King of Diamonds.”
Simon Leviev Net Worth
Simon’s net worth is believed to be between $500,000 and $1 million after paying court costs and serving time in prison. His fictitious father Lev, on the other hand, is thought to be worth around $1 billion.