Samvel Karapetyan (businessman)

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Samvel Karapetyan
Born (1965-08-18) August 18, 1965 (age 52)[1]
Kalinino,[1] Soviet Armenia, USSR
Alma mater Yerevan Polytechnic Institute
Occupation Property developer
Net worth $4.0 billion (February 2015)[2]
Awards

Samvel Karapetyan (born July 31, 1965; Armenian: Սամվել Կարապետյան; Russian: Самвел Карапетян) is an Armenian-born Russian businessman, the owner of the real estate firm Tashir Group.

Biography[edit]

Karapetyan graduated from the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute in 1986. He moved to Russia in the 1990s and in 1997, he became the president of the Kaluga-based Kalugaglavsnab OAO, which provides logistics services. In 1999, he established the Tashir Group.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is married with three kids (two sons and a daughter).[3]

His brother, Karen (arm), is a politician from the Republican Party of Armenia and a member of the National Assembly.

In 2011 Armenian President awarded Karapetyan with the Mesrop Mashtots Medal "for significant contribution to the promotion of national interests, long term and fruitful pro-Armenian activities, dedication to the development and advancement of the Republic of Armenia and provided services."[4]

On 17 November 2017, he was appointed the president of the football club FC Ararat Moscow.[5]

Wealth[edit]

According to Forbes, his net worth in February 2015 was $4.0 billion.[2] In March 2013 Karapetyan became the richest ethnic Armenian in the world, overtaking Armenian-American businessman Kirk Kerkorian.[6][7]

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