Roth family

Roth family
Current regionYisrael, Tarsas, Arthurista
Place of originEarly 1700s Civitas Tarsae, Tarsas
MembersNaftali Roth
Elazar Roth
Michael Roth
Benjamin Roth
Ari Roth
Joshua Roth
David Roth
Miriam Roth
Toby Roth
Mical Roth
Chani Roth
Simcha Roth
TraditionsTraditional Judaism
Business and commerce
Politics
Estate(s)Roth Estate, outside Yerushalayim, Yisrael
Roth Family Estate, Tel Eilat, Westerly Islands, Yisrael
Roth Tarsan Villa, Civitas Tarsae, Tarsas
Roth Noble Estate, Hoddeston, Arthurista

The Roth family, a prominent family in Yisraeli politics, business and society, and other professions, is most known for being the owners of the largest Yisraeli multinational conglomerate, the Roth Group, and as being powerful social elites in both Yisrael and, increasingly, throughout the rest of the world.

The family is split into two branches - the Roths of Yisrael, the main family (originally from Tarsas), and the Roths of Arthurista, a cadet branch of the family. The Yisraeli branch of the family are dual citizens of Yisrael and Tarsas.

History

Notable Members

Michael Roth with his wife, Naomi, an Ostmarkish Jewess.

Michael Roth (born 1967) - The President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roth Group and the family patriarch. He is married to Naomi (neé Eisenstadt) since 1992, and has four children: Liam (age 23), Oren (age 21), Shira (age 20), and Amy (age 16). As the oldest of 7 siblings, he was groomed as the heir to the family business.

Growing up, he was usually the more serious and sober-minded of his brothers and sisters, focusing on academic and intellectual pursuits. He took a year off between high-school yeshiva and college to learn in a college-aged yeshiva called Or Toras Chaim Mesorah in Yerushalayim, and attended King Solomon University. His junior year, he studied abroad at the University of Haenna in the Latin Empire. Due to his exposure at Or Toras, he became more devout in his religious and ritual observance in the face of his family, which had been more relaxed religiously. He learned under a yeshivish rabbi, Rabbi Sender Goldstein, who has remained a lifelong friend and mentor.

In global business circles, Michael has a friendly rivalry with fellow billionaire and leading Tarsan business magnate Lord Hadrian Regulus Anacomas. Considered fierce competitors, the pair have a "sporting" relationship of reciprocal respect and admiration. In 2004, Lord Anacomas petitioned the Emperor of Tarsas to induct Michael (a dual Yisraeli-Tarsan citizen) into the Hellenic Empire's Order of Civic Society, the highest award for a civilian in Tarsas. He also received an honorary peerage, the Count of Orchassus.

Besides running the family empire, Michael is a prolific donor and fundraiser for the Royalist Conservatives as well as Jewish charitable causes at home and abroad. His giving often exceeds $30-80 million a year.

Viscount Benjamin Roth, c. 2013.

Benjamin Roth (born 1970) - The first cousin of Michael and a member of the family's Arthuristan cadet branch, and reigns as the current Viscount of Hoddeston. He is also the most controversial family member in the global public eye. He holds a seat as a Director in the Roth Group. However, he is known as a globe-trotting partier and philanthropist who gives to numerous global causes and institutions. He was married to Jodi Stein, a famous Fakolan Jewish actress, from 1997 until 2001, when they hastily divorced in a messy divorce proceeding. He has one child, Jacob, who lives with his ex-wife.

While he has presented his public persona as a fun-loving playboy and donor, rumors from close associates, family members, and his wife allege a darker personality. One document that was leaked during the divorce hearing to the Nekorian tabloid Fate alleged that family physicians diagnosed Benjamin as "psychopathic", "sociopathic", and a "malignant narcissist"; charges he denied fiercely. He later sued Jodi for libel and slander in secular Yisraeli civil courts, though he lost.

However, following the divorce, his reputation recovered as he donated $50 million to a disaster relief fund in the aftermath of the 2003 earthquake in Fabria. In addition to his frequent charitable work and business on the Roth Group's board, he also sits on the corporate board of the Roth subsidiary defense contractor Dervaylik Naval Works.

Sir Eli Roth, c. 2009.

Eli Roth (born 1973) - A middle Roth sibling, Eli followed in his eldest brother Michael's steps and became more religiously devout. He put off college for three years to study in a college-aged yeshiva, and has become the most Charedi of the family in religious outlook and practice. Despite this, he forwent a rabbinic and Torahic scholarly life for a banking career. He studied business management and economics at King David University School of Business, and worked as a division leader in his family's business analyzing medium- and long-term business trends.

In 2003, he left the Roth Group to form his own banking firm, Roth Crown Group, which he established in Loweport, Arthurista. He began to work with some first cousins of his cadet family to become a financial center in the Arthuristan and West Belisarian markets. He received a baronetcy by Lord Protector of Arthurista in 2007 for raising the public alert about the 2005 Oxidentale sovereign bond fraud scheme. He is married to Devorah (neé Mendelssohn) since 1996, and has a large family of ten children: Akiva (age 19), Hillel (age 19), Chava (age 17), Yaakov (age 16), Yonoson (age 13), Toby (age 13), Dovid (age 9), Yitzchak Mendel (age 5), and toddlers Mical (age 2) and Uzriel (age 1). He is the Baronet of Dunborough, and has received dual citizenship. He and his family resides in Arthurista full-time.

David Roth giving a speech in June 2017.

David Roth (born 1988) - the youngest of the Roths and the family politician. He is currently the Mayor of Yerushalayim. He is married to Brittany (neé Goldenblatt), since 2010. As the youngest child, he has a more distant relationship with his older siblings, and grew up with his twin sister Avie on the family estate in Tel Eilat, the Westerly Islands, feeling more as only twins with their older siblings more like uncles and cousins.

He dated Rochel Goldwater, daughter of businessman Dovid Goldman, at the end of yeshiva high-school but broke it off, sparking an interfamily feud. Unlike most of his other siblings, he went straight to college at King Solomon University and its law school without advanced religious learning. However, he is considered a mainstream practicing Orthodox Jew.

He immediately jumped into Yisraeli politics, running for Yerushalayim City Council and winning in 2012. He later ran for mayor in 2014, narrowly defeating his Constitutional Liberal opponent to win.

Simcha 'Sam' Roth, c. 2018.

Simcha Roth (born 1971) - Simcha, known more popularly by his English derivative Samuel or Sam is a first cousin of Michael and his siblings. Samuel is the son of Elazar's brother Ari (i.e. Elazar's nephew). He is a senior executive at Eli's firm the Roth Crown Group, currently serving as COO. He is a graduate of Imperial University of Lyncanestria in Villeneuve, Lyncanestria and the University of Castellum Iohnnes XIII Alba School of Economics and Business.

A registered Constitutional Liberal, he served as the Yisraeli Ambassador to the Latin Empire from 1999-2007 and ran unsuccessfully for the Royal Knesset seat in Ashkelon in 2008.

Compared to Elazar's branch of the family who are known for the Dati religious observance, Simcha and his side of the family are less observant and more nominally traditional.