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Herbert Simon (real estate)

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Nationality  United States
Spouse  Bui Simon (m. 2002)
Ethnicity  Jewish
Net worth  2.9 billion USD (2015)

Name  Herbert Simon
Role  Magnate
Siblings  Melvin Simon
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Born  October 23, 1934 (age 81) (1934-10-23) New York City
Alma mater  City College of New York (B.B.A)
Occupation  Chairman emeritus of the Simon Property Group
Known for  real estate DevelopmentIndiana Pacers owner
Children  Tentwo with first wifethree with Meyertwo with Nakhirunkanokthree adopted children
Nephews  David Simon, Joshua Max Simon
Similar People  Melvin Simon, Bui Simon, David Simon, Denise DeBartolo York, Edward J DeBartolo - Sr

Education  City College of New York

Herbert "Herb" Simon (born October 23, 1934) is an American real estate developer. He resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was educated at the City College of New York. He is the owner of the Indiana Pacers, and chairman emeritus of the shopping mall developer Simon Property Group. In 2010, he purchased Kirkus Reviews.


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Early life and education

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Simon was born to a Jewish family in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and grew up in the Bronx, the son of Max and Mae Simon. His father was a tailor who had emigrated from Central Europe. His brother is the late Melvin Simon. Herbert Simon graduated from The City College of New York with a B.B.A. in Business.

Personal life

Herbert Simon (real estate) Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon launches legal battle over brothers

Simon has been married three times. His first wife was Sheila Simon. Simon has two children from his first marriage including Stephen Howard Simon, founder of Simon Equity LLC who is married to artist Catherine Garvey Simon.

Herbert Simon (real estate) Exclusive QA with Herb Simon on Paul George Larry Bird and Pacers

In 1981, Simon married Diane Meyer, political staffer for Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana. She was previously married to N. Stuart Grauel, the then Deputy Secretary of State of Indiana. They divorced in 2000. They have three children:

Herbert Simon (real estate) Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon launches legal battle over brothers
  • Sarah Elisabeth Meyer Simon is an investor who lives in New York City;
  • Rachel Mariam Meyer Simon Stuart is an artist and philanthropist living in Indianapolis with her husband Hale Stuart and daughter Zara; and
  • Asher Benjamin Meyer Simon is an artist in Los Angeles.
  • In 2002, Simon married Porntip Bui Nakhirunkanok (born February 7, 1969, Bangkok, Thailand), Miss Universe 1988. They have two biological children and have also adopted the three children of Porntip Bui Simon's sister who is deceased.

    Indiana Pacers

    In 1983, Simon and his brother, Mel, purchased the NBA's Indiana Pacers. He is also the owner of the WNBA's Indiana Fever.


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