The Nazarian family is a prominent Iranian Jewish family, originating from Iran living in Los Angeles, United States and Tel Aviv, Israel. They are active in technology, entertainment, real estate and philanthropy sectors.
The family had extended philanthropic aid to Jewish refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan, helped Israeli diplomats escape Iran when the Islamic Revolution broke out, organized Soviet Jewish rescue missions through Armenia, funded university grants in Israel and supported Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Technion and the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Nazarian Enterprises is the family office established by Younes and David Nazarian to diversify and manage the capital of the Nazarian family. The Nazarian family was one of the lead investors in company that was the dominant provider of satellite based tracking systems for the transportation industry, which merged with Qualcommin 1988. As a result, the Nazarians were a major shareholder in Qualcomm and were active in the development and management of Qualcomm through its IPO.
Nazarian Enterprises has a consistent track record of being at the forefront of identifying investment opportunities and effectively managing those investments across a diverse range of investment classes. Nazarian Enterprises utilizes its investment acumen and the insights gained from these experiences in a broad range of investing and philanthropic activities.
Nimes Capital is the private investment arm of Nazarian Enterprises concentrating in investments in alternative asset classes. Nazarian Enterprises has a well-established track record, including its role as a lead early-stage investor in Qualcomm, Inc. Led by David Nazarian, the Nimes Capital team has invested in, operated and/or overseen numerous investments across a broad spectrum of industries.
Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation
The Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation, founded by Younes and Soraya Nazarian with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, is the philanthropic foundation of the family dedicated to the promotion of education for societal change. The Foundation supports educational causes in a broad spectrum of institutions and through a wide variety of avenues - academic, public policy, community based social and artistic programs.
The Ima Foundation
The Ima Foundation, based in Tel Aviv, Israel, serves as the regional office of the Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation. The Ima Foundation's efforts are focused exclusively on Israel. The Foundation aims to support Israel's people by investing in their future. Education is seen as the most important vehicle to narrow Israel's social and economic gaps. Through education, Israel's citizens can thereby ensure their country's place among the world's leading nations.
- Izak Parviz Nazarian, Co-founder of Qualcomm and founder of Omninet
- Younes Nazarian, Co-founder of Qualcomm
- Soraya Nazarian, Philanthropist
- Benjamin Nazarian, Managing Partner at Omninet Capital
- Sam Nazarian, CEO of SBE Entertainment Group
- Angella Nazarian, Author
- David Nazarian, CEO of Nimes Capital
- Neil Kadisha, Co-founder of Qualcomm, Businessman and Philanthropist
- Dora Nazarian Kadisha
- "Izak Nazarian: From Tehran Rags to LA Riches". Voz Iz Neias. September 29, 2009.
- "Owner of Taco Bells, Pizza Huts sells to Nimes Capital". Globes. 28 December 2012.
- "JVS Honored by Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation JVS". Globes. 30 January 2013.
- "Nazarian family negotiating to acquire Discount Bank". Globes. 1 February 2004.