Where is Efraim Diveroli now? Story of the American former arms dealer

Where is Efraim Diveroli now? Story of the American former arms dealer

Efraim Diveroli chose his career at a tender age and worked his way to become a renowned arms dealer. In the process, he also became an author. Before the government banned his company from getting a government contract, AEY was a major weapons contractor for the United States Department of Defense.

Efraim Diveroli
American author Efraim Diveroli. Photo: @efraim_diveroli (modified by author)
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Efraim Diveroli's passion for entrepreneurship started to manifest at a tender age. However, he encountered problems when the United States government discovered that his company AEY violated the American arms embargo against China.

Profile summary

Full name Efraim Diveroli
Date of birth20 December 1985
Age37 years (as of 2023)
Zodiac signSagittarius
Place of birthMiami Beach, Florida, United States
Current residenceMiami, Florida, United States
Height in feet5'9"
Height in centimetres180
Weight in pounds176
Weight in kilograms80
Hair colourDark brown
Eye colourBrown
MotherAteret Diveroli
FatherMichael Diveroli
Relationship statusSingle
ProfessionFormer arms dealer, author
Net worth$30 million

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Who is Efraim Diveroli?

Efraim Diveroli is a former arms dealer and author born to Ateret and Michael on 20 December 1985 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. His family is an Orthodox-Jewish family that strictly adheres to traditional Jewish laws. He has four siblings: Aaron, Avrohom, Avigail, and Yeshaya.

Efraim comes from a wealthy family. His grandfather, Yoav Botach, was a wealthy property owner in Los Angeles, while his uncle is a respected rabbi. He lived with his uncle when he was young and assisted with his business in Los Angeles before returning to Miami Beach when he was 15.


Back in Miami Beach, Florida, Efraim persuaded his father to sell him a company he had formed, AEY Inc, years before. The company was to specialise in arms, ammunition trading, and defence contracts with firms within the United States government agencies.

How much money did Efraim Diveroli make?

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Efraim bid and won a $ 298 million ammunition contract with his company from Pentagon. He provided weapons and munitions to the United States Allied Forces in Afghanistan. Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz partnered to execute the Afghanistan contract.

According to WealthyPersons, Efraim Diveroli's net worth is around $25 million. He has made much of his wealth from firearms deals, especially during the Cold War.

What did Efraim Diveroli do?

In a turn of events, on 27 March 2008, AEY, Inc. was suspended for violating a pre-existing embargo and failed contract duties and terms. In addition, Efraim was arrested and charged with conspiracy and possession of a firearm while on bond.

David Packouz, his partner, also filed a lawsuit against him, asking to be paid millions of dollars owed by him from the weapons contract they executed for the United States government.

In August 2008, Efraim pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy and was sentenced to four years in federal prison on 4 January 2011. He was also convicted on the charge of weapon possession, but his overall time behind the bar was reduced because he offered to help in the investigation.

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While in prison, he wrote and published a memoir, Once A Gun Runner: The Efraim Diveroli Memoir.

Are Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz friends?

The former arms deal partners are no longer close. When a fan asked about Efraim after Packouz shared a post on his Instagram page, he replied that he was unsure of what he was up to because they are no longer friends.

Efraim is living in Miami. Not sure what he's doing... We're not friends anymore.

Nevertheless, a film was released based on them titled War Dogs. Todd Phillips co-wrote the dramedy film with Jason Smilovic and Stephen Chin.

Is War Dogs based on a true story?

Yes, it is. War Dogs is a true story based on arms dealers Efraim and David Packouz. The real David Packouz even had a brief cameo in it, although Phillips and his co-writers based their screenplay on Rolling Stone's article.

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When the film was released in 2016, Diveroli sued Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. and the film director to block it, claiming it was based on his book.

Was Efraim Diveroli on War Dogs? No, the former arms dealer played no role in the film. Jonah Hill, an American actor and filmmaker, acted as Efraim Diveroli.

Is AEY still a company?

Yes, Efraim Diveroli now out of prison, still runs his old weapons company, although the government banned him from getting a government contract until 2025.

What does Efraim Diveroli do now?

A report published by the New York Times in 2020 claims that he had been working as a government subcontractor. Is Efraim Diveroli still an arms dealer? No. He co-owns Medlink, and through it, he landed federal contracts to make disposable medical gowns.

Efraim Diveroli became an arms dealer when he was only a teenager. His passion for the business saw him excel up to the point of landing a United States government contract at the age of 21.

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