David Simon (CEO)
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David E. Simon
|Born||1961/1962 (age 56–57)|
|Net worth||US$1.0 billion (2017)|
|Spouse(s)||Jacqueline Susan Freed (m. 1986)|
|Parent(s)||Bess Meshulam Simon|
|Relatives||Paul Skjodt (brother-in-law)|
David E. Simon (born 1961/1962) is an American billionaire real estate developer, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, an S&P 500 company and the largest U.S. publicly traded real estate company.
Early life and education
Simon is the son of Jewish American real estate developer Melvin Simon and his first wife Bess (née Meshulam). He obtained a B.S. degree from Indiana University in 1983 and an M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business in 1985.
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In 1990, he joined Simon Property precursor Melvin Simon & Associates as Chief Financial Officer. In 1993, he led the efforts to take Simon Property Group public with a nearly $1 billion initial public offering that, at the time, was the largest real estate stock offering. He became CEO in 1995 and Chairman in 2007.
He is a former chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) leadership team and is a former trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). In 2000, he was inducted into the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Academy of Alumni Fellows.
In 2013, he donated $5 million support the construction Columbia Business School's new facilities.
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