Ghermezian family

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The Ghermezian family
Ethnicity Persian Jewish[1]
Current region North America, Asia
Place of origin Persian Empire, Pahlavi, and Qajar dynasties now Iran
Members ~6
Estate(s) Triple Five Group, Appboy

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

Origin and brothers[edit]

The patriarch of the family, Jacob Ghermezian, (1895 – January 3, 2000)[2] moved from Iran to Canada with his four sons in 1964.[3] The four sons, Eskandar, Nader, Raphael and Bahman, grew the family rug business into a large real estate and construction company.[3]


The family's estates include the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota and the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta.[4][5] In 2011, the family's Triple Five Group acquired the troubled Xanadu Meadowlands project in New Jersey. Triple Five renamed the project American Dream Meadowlands and announced a major expansion and revamping of the under-construction mall, now expected to open in the fall of 2018.[6]

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 Ghermezian, founder and Executive Chairman of Appboy[7][8] [9]