Born: November 11, 1963
Occupation: actor,writer,politician,television presenter,journalist,film actor,newspaper editor
Biography: Yair Lapid (Hebrew: יאיר לפיד; born 5 November 1963) is an Israeli politician and former journalist serving as Chairman of the Yesh Atid party. He served as Minister of Finance between 2013 and 2014. Prior to his entry into politics in 2012, he was an author, TV presenter and news anchor. The centrist Yesh Atid party, which he founded, became the second largest party in the Knesset by winning 19 seats in its first legislative election in 2013. The greater than anticipated results contributed to Lapid's reputation as a leading centrist.