ArmInfo. The head of the group of companies "Tashir" Samvel Karapetyan took the 30th place in the list of 200 richest businessmen of Russia in 2018 according to Forbes. The magazine estimated its capital at 3.7 billion US dollars. According to the magazine, the area of shopping centers, hotels, offices and warehouses owned by Tashir is more than 2.5 million square meters.
The magazine recalled that in 2015, Tashir bought from Inter RAO a company of the Electric Networks of Armenia, which owns 36,000 km of electric grid. Samvel Karapetyan's wife manages the network of Best Spa. The daughter of Karapetyan Tatevik manages the incoming in the company group, a network of cinemas "Cinema Star" (133 rooms in 16 cities of Russia and Armenia). The entrepreneur plans to invest 35 billion rubles in the construction of three transport hubs in Moscow. In the spring of 2017 Samvel Karapetyan became one of the members of the "Investors' Club of Armenia", which is going to invest more than $ 3.2 billion in the country.
The businessman Ruben Vardanyan with the capital of 950 million US dollars took the 109th place in the list. He is now a co-owner of the company AVICA, she owns 2.1 million square meters. m of real estate. Vardanyan created in Russia a joint venture with the operator tax free Global Blue. The company will allow foreigners to return 18% of the tax on purchases more than 10 000 rubles.
The third representative of the Armenian people in the list is Nikolai Sarkisov, who owns 30% of the shares in SK . His capital magazine estimates at 750 million dollars. The magazine notes that the "RESO-guarantee" collected 89.3 billion rubles for 2017. In 2017 RESO for 907 million rubles acquired control over the company Uralsib, which specializes in voluntary medical insurance (VMI). In 2013 he was appointed Consul of Armenia in Lyon (France).
The 146th on the list is Albert Avdolyan with a capital of 700 million US dollars. His horse is an investment. Funds he received from the sale of a stake in Garsdale, which owned shares of Megafon and Yota. In April 2016, the fund Telconet Avdolyan and his partner Sergei Adoniev (No. 147) sold 30% of Yota Devices to the Hong Kong-based REX Global Entertainment holding for $ 46 million.