Net Worth: $3.7 Billion
- Source of Wealth Real Estate and Development
- Birth Place Armenia
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Samvel Karapetyan
- Nationality Russia
- Date of Birth 1966
- Occupation Owner and Head of Tashir Group
- Education Yerevan Polytechnic Institute
- Children three children
About Samvel Karapetyan
Armenian-born Russian businessman Samvel Karapetyan has an estimated net worth of $3.7 billion as of April 2016, according to Forbes. He is the 29th richest person in Russia and the 353rd in the list of World Billionaires. He is then considered the richest ethnic Armenian in the world, which the title was formerly held by Armenian-American businessman Kirk Kerkorian.
Mr. Karapetyan has earned his estimated net worth of $3.8 billion as the owner and the head of the real estate firm, Tashir Group. It owns 24 shopping centers, seven officer centers, and seven hotels. It has operations in 25 regions of Russia but has switched its focus on launching new projects in the Moscow area. His fortune was up due to the big acquisitions that he made during the financial crisis and recently, he has been buying again.
A native of Armenia, he moved to Kaluga, near Moscow, in the 1990’s. He is believed to have construction and tourism contracts with the officials in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. His older brother, Karen Karapetyan, is a well-known Armenian politician and a former high-ranking official in the administration of the Armenian president.