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Samvel Karapetyan (businessman)

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Occupation  Property developer
Children  3
Name  Samvel Karapetyan

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Born  August 18, 1965 (age 50) (1965-08-18) Kalinino, Soviet Armenia, USSR (present-day Tashir, Armenia)
Alma mater  Yerevan Polytechnic Institute
Net worth  $4.0 billion (February 2015)

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.


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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.

Personal life

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

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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."


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


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