Is ‘Simon Leviev’ his genuine name?
Simon Leviev was born Shimon Hayut. He was born in Bnei Brak, Israel, and is 31 years of ages.
According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, he legally changed his name to Simon Leviev so that his passport and chauffeur’s license would “show his credibility”.
Is Simon Leviev the child of a billionaire?
The Tinder Swindler discusses how Leviev presents himself as the son of Russian-Israeli diamond magnate, Lev Leviev, in order to fool females into believing he is rich.
Lev, who has a net worth of USD$ 1 billion as March 2018, is married to Olga Leviev, and has 4 children– none of whom are named Simon.
Lev is the founder of LLD Diamonds, which is one of the world’s biggest diamond cutting groups.
The business said in a statement to Newsweek after the Netflix release: “LLD Diamonds has actually been a well-regarded leader in the diamond industry for 3 decades. Our business has no connection whatsoever to Shimon Hayut.
” Our sympathies go out to his victims. His scams has actually also caused ongoing confusion about our company. Absolutely nothing he has said, about LLD or anything else, should be thought.
” As quickly as we learned of the scams, we filed a complaint with the Israeli police and we hope that Mr Hayut deals with the justice he is worthy of.”