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# Samvel Karapetyan

Random fact: Designs interriors of shopping malls himself.


Karapetyan is founder and controlling shareholder of Tashir group, a Moscow-based real estate business that owns almost $3 billion in property. The group operates real estate supply, development, construction and production companies, and also has interests in the entertainment and energy sectors.

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Industry Real Estate
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Citizenship Russian Federation
Age 51
Wealth Self-made
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Birthdate: 1965
Family: Married, 3 children
Education: 1986, Yerevan Polytechnic Institute, Doctorate Degree

Samvel Karapetyan was born in Kalinino city, Armenia, in 1965. After graduating from National Polytechnic University of Armenia in 1986 he started working at a plant in his home town that produced enamel cookware. He left two years later to start his first business, which included manufacturing workwear.

He moved to Russia in 1992 and settled in Kaluga, not far from Moscow. He bought Kalugaglavsnab company, a wholesale supplier of various building materials, which gave him a base to expand in Kaluga and neighboring regions. Kalugaglavsnab became a supplier to Russian state-controlled gas producer Gazprom, now the world’s largest.

On the base of Kalugaglavsnab Karapetyan founded Tashir group. It built its first shopping mall in Moscow in 2004, and today has 22 shopping malls under the "RIO" brand operate across Russia. Outside of the RIO malls, Karapetyan owns over 200 companies through Tashir group.

He's married and lives in Moscow with his wife and three children.

  • 1965 Samvel Karapetyan is born in Kalinino city, Armenia.
  • 1986 Graduates from National Polytechnic University of Armenia.
  • 1992 Moves from Armenia to Russia.
  • 1997 Buys Kalugaglavsnab company, a wholesale supplier.
  • 1999 Founds Tashir group.
  • 2000 Starts buying real estate properties in Moscow.
  • 2004 First shopping mall under "RIO" brand is opened in Moscow.
  • 2016 22 shopping malls under "RIO" brand operate across Russia.