1. Asadollah Asgaroladi
Richest People of Iran
When we talk about richest people of iran the first person comes to mind Asadollah Asgaroladi. He is the Iranian business tycoon and has business interests in banking, real estate, exports and healthcare.
On 13 September 2019, Asgaroladi died because of a brain injury
He established his business empire in 1970s and becomes the leading exporter of nuts, dried fruits and spices from Iran.
He also holds the presidency of the Hasas Co. which is the leading exporter company of pistachios and nuts from Iran since 1953.
He also holds the presidency of several other chambers included the Iran-Australia, Iran China, Iran Canada and Iran-Russia Chamber of Commerce.
Asadollah Asgaroladi estimated net worth is US $ 11.2 billion and he is ranked first in the list of top 10 richest people of Iran.
2. Pierre Morad Omidyar
Pierre Morad Omidyar is the French-born American entrepreneur and philanthropist.
He was born to Iranian immigrant parents who have been sent to France to attend the university and later his family travel to USA because of his father’s work.
He is the founder and served as the Chairman of eBay auction site.
At the age of 31, he is become billionaire when eBay announced Initial Public offerings in 1998.
Pierre Morad Omidyar estimated net worth is US $ 10.4 billion and he is ranked at second in the list of top 10 richest people of Iran.
3. Ghermezian Family
The Ghermezian Family is the Iranian-Canadian family of the Iranian Jewish origin.
The family has developed the fortune by constructing the world largest shopping malls.
Jacob Ghermezian the patriarch of the family has moved from Iran to Canada in 1964 with his four sons.
His four sons grew the family business into the massive construction and real estate business.
The family other estates included the West Edmonton Mall, Mall of American in Bloomington, the troubled Xanadu Meadowlands projects in the New Jersey which is acquired by the family “Triple Five Group”.
The Ghermezian family estimated net worth is US $ 4 billion and ranked at third in the list of The top 10 richest Iranians in the world
4. Omid Kordestani
Omid Kordestani is the Iranian born American business tycoon and the Executive Chairman of the Twitter since 2015.
He previously served as the Chief Business Officer, Senior Vice President, special advisor to the CEO and the founder at the Google from July 2014 to October 2015 and the Non Executive director at the Vodafone from 2013 to 2014.
Omid Kordestani estimated net worth is US $ 1.9 billion and he is ranked at No. 4 in the list of top 10 billionaires in Iran.
5. Merage Family
Merage family is the Iranian Jewish wealthiest family which currently resides in California, USA.
Siblings David and Paul Merage established the Chef America Inc. where they prepare the microwave popular snack “Hot Pockets” in 1980s.
Later the brother sold the Chef American Inc. to Nestle against US $ 2.6 billion.
After receiving healthiest amount they invested the funds in the capital market and in the real estate.
Paul Merage is now the chairman of the MIG Capital which is developed by his son the extended member of the family and the David Merage now lead and control the Consolidated Investment Group.
The Merage family estimated net worth is US $ 1.8 billion and ranked at No. 5 in the list of top 10 world’s richest people of Iran.
6. Farhad Moshiri
Farhad Moshiri is the British-Iranian business tycoon and investor.
He owns and has numerous shares in the steel and energy companies both in Russia and UK.
He is Chartered Accountant and previously works for Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PKF.
Moshiri with his partner bought the 14. 65% shares of the Football Club Arsenal and their stakes increase to 21% in 2007 as he announced that at least he wants to holds the 25% holdings the Arsenal football club.
In 2016 he sold his stakes of Arsenal Football club to his business partner to launch capital to takeover the Football Club Everton.
Moshiri estimated net worth is US $ 1.76 billion and he is ranked at No. 6 in the list of top 10 wealthiest people of Iran.
7. Isaac Larian
Isaac Larian is the Iranian businessman and the CEO of the MGA Entertainment which is the leading privately owned toy company of the world.
He entered in to import & export business with his brother after completing his graduation and return back to Iran after the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
They re-positioned their business into the consumer electronics products and they become the distributor of Nitendo in 1987 and they got licensed for the Power Rangers in 1993.
He changed the company name and come up with the new name as the MGA Entertainment after purchasing his brother 45 percents share against the US $ 9 million.
Isaac Larian estimated net worth is US $ 1.76 billion and he is ranked at No. 7 in the list of richest people of Iran.
8. David Alliance
David Alliance is the Iranian-British businessman and the Democrat politician of Jewish origin from Iran.
In 1984 New Year Honors, he was appointed as the Commander of the British Empire and he receives the “Knighthood” in 1989.
He is the Chairman of the N Brown Group which is the leading clothing catalogue retailer and owns 33% stakes in it.
He is also the joint founder of the Caots Viyella with his partner Sir Harry Djanogly and his company operating in 67 different countries with 22 percent global market shares.
David Alliance estimated net worth is US $ 1.5 billion and he is ranked at No. 8 in the list of richest people of Iran.
9. Manny Mashouf
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Manny Mashouf is the Iranian born American businessman and he came to USA in his teens and first settled in Washington then in the San Francisco.
He found the Bebe Stores (Bebe pronounced as bee-bee) which has currently 297 branches in all over North America.
He recently pledged US $ 10 million to his alma mater in the San Francisco.
In 2015 he announced that he wants to sell his 59 percents stakes of Bebe.
Manny Mashouf estimated net worth is US $ 1.3 billion
10. Hassan Khosrowshahi
Hassan Khosrowshahi is the Iranian-Canadian business tycoon, investor and philanthropist.
Hassan with his family established the Persian Group of companies in 1981 which initially focuses on the real estate and retailing and then builds stakes in the entertainment and pharmaceutical industries.
He founded the electronic retailer chain Future Ship in 1981 which expanded to Ontario and western Canada and further it extended to Atlantic Canada and Quebec.
The chain has total 118 operating stores in the all over Canada.
Hassan Khosrowshahi estimated net worth is US $ 1.16 billion and he is ranked at No. 10 in the list of top 10 richest persons of Iran.
Did You Know That ?
Four billionaires in Iran
Average salary in Iran is IRR 501,795,132 (Gross)
Asgaroladi the richest Iranian in the world
Yes, Iran is much developed than India.According to Human Development Index (2016), Iran were on 69th rank while India were at 130th ranking
Iran poverty rate for 2016 was 11.60%
Cost of living index in Tehran is 61.11% lower than in New York