Billionaire X owner Elon Musk visited Israel on Monday following backlash over his public endorsement of an antisemitic post on the social media platform.
The hostages included four children aged 9 or younger, 10 Thai nationals and a son, mother and grandmother from the same family.
The billionaire has said he’ll provide satellite internet to aid groups in Gaza after Israeli strikes take out communications.
So far, a small number of the world’s billionaires have publicly stepped up with donations to humanitarian groups working in Israel.
The shekel has shed 3% since Friday before the Hamas attack on Israel.
Israel is restricting the flow of all supplies to the Palestinian territory it has been blockading since 2007.
The Wagner Group led an armed rebellion within Russia, dramatically expanding cracks between its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin and his former ally Russian President Vladmir Putin.
Western countries have frozen or seized at least US$9 billion worth of luxury real estate, superyachts and private jets belonging to Russian billionaires since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.