Ghermezian family

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The Ghermezian family
Current regionNorth America
Place of originIran
Estate(s)Triple Five Group

The Ghermezian family is a Persian Jewish family who have developed several of the world's largest shopping malls.

Origin and brothers[edit]

The patriarch of the family, Jacob Ghermezian, (1902 – January 3, 2000)[1] moved from Iran to Canada with his four sons in 1964.[2] The four sons, Eskandar, Nader, Raphael and Bahman, grew the family rug business into a large real estate and construction company.[2]


The family's estates include the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta and the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.[3][4] and many other businesses. In 2011, the family's Triple Five Group acquired the troubled Xanadu Meadowlands project in New Jersey, they renamed the project American Dream. The mall opened on October 25, 2019.

Family members[edit]

  • Jacob Ghermezian, founder of the Triple Five Group
  • Nader Ghermezian, chairman of the Triple Five Group
  • Don Ghermezian, CEO of the Triple Five Group
  • Mark Ghermezin, founder and Executive
  • Yonah Ghermezian, Owner/Partner of Triple Five Group

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  1. ^ Calgary, The (2008-06-08). "Biographies: Born 1902-1905". Archived from the original on 2012-11-10.
  2. ^ a b The Ghermezians build the West Edmonton Mall - CBC Archives
  3. ^ Mall Of America Goes To Canadians -
  4. ^ Mall of America May Double in Size, Add Casino - Business And Money | Business News | Financial News -
  5. ^ Retrieved 11 December 2014. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Rusli, Evelyn (April 4, 2012). "Heirs to Old Money Plunge Into Tech". New York Times. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
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