2 October 1923|
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England
|Died||28 October 2012
|Education||Heaton Moor College, Manchester|
|Occupation||Chairman, Allied Commercial Holdings|
|Known for||Property investment, Oil investment, Banking|
|Net worth||£ 4.3 billion|
|Spouse(s)||Zehava Helmer (1952-????, divorce)
Ruanne Louw (1997-2012, his death)
|Partner(s)||Katya Douglas (????-????)|
|Children||Guy Dellal £ 1.8 billion
Zack Dellal £ 1.6 billion
Gaby Dellal £ 80 million
Didi Dellal £ 65 million
Loraine Dellal £ 55 million
|Relatives||Alex Dellal (grandson) £ 400 million|
Jack Dellal (2 October 1923 – 28 October 2012) was a British property investor. Nicknamed "Black Jack", his net worth was reported in 2009 to be £4.3 billion. The later figures were significantly higher than a 2001 estimate by the Evening Standard, which ranked Dellal as only a multi-millionaire. His company, the property group Allied Commercial Holdings, financed the purchase of Shell Mex House in 2002 and sold it in 2007.
Dellal was a banker in the 1970s. He owned the Dalton Barton bank, which he sold for £580 million. He set up Allied Commercial in 1974 with Stanley Van Gelder, with whom he worked for over forty years. One of their deals was the flip of central London's Bush House, which made £750 million within two years. He was said to have invested up to £200m in London's Dolphin Square.
Through two marriages and at least one long term relationship, he had nine children, seven daughters and two sons.
- Zehava Helmer: (1952-????, divorce) - Guy (businessman), Lorraine, Suzanne, Diane and Gaby (film director)
- Katya Douglas: long term relationship - Jasmine (film director) and Rowan
- Ruanne (née Louw), former Miss South Africa: marriage (1997-2012, his death) - Zack and Catherine.
Guy was a director of Allied Commercial Holdings, who ran Allied Commercial along with his father from 1986, and took over operational ownership years before Jack died. Today he is an investment partner of Robert and Vincent Tchenguiz, and an art dealer, said to be worth around £200 million in 2014.
Dellal died in his sleep in London on 28 October 2012, aged 89.
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