Iran may be known mostly for its oil, but the richest Iranians have varied interests beyond the black gold. In fact, most of them have little to do with it, as you will see from this list of the top 5 richest Iranians.
1. Asadollah Asgaroladi
Top of the list of richest Iranians is Asadollah Asgaroladi, with a net worth of $9 billion. Through his company, Hasas Co., Asgaroladi made Iran the ‘king of nuts’, through the export of nuts, dried fruits and pistachios. The company has been active since 1953, but the main increase in his wealth came in the 1990s. During the time, Iran had two parallel exchange rates for the dollar, Asgaroladi managed to purchase large quantities of the US dollar at the lesser exchange rate and reselling it for more than 300% in profits. Today, Asgaroladi has other interests in banking, real estate and healthcare.
2. Pierre Morad Omidyar
Although currently a US resident, Omidyar was born by Iranian parents. In 1995, he founded eBay, although at the time it was known as AuctionWeb. In 1995, eBay went public and Omidyar became a billionaire at 31 years of age. Now at age 50, Omidyar has a net worth of $9.3 billion.
3. Ghermezian family
From Iranian Jewish roots, the Ghermezian family moved to Canada and built their fortunes through the construction industry. The family is well known for building some of the world’s largest malls like the Mall of America in Bloomington. The patriarch of the family was Jacob Ghermezian, but now his four sons run an empire worth $4 billion.
4. Farhad Moshiri
After being born in Iran in 1955, Moshiri and his family left in 1979 before the Iranian revolution. Now at age 62, Moshiri lives in Monaco and has a net worth of $2.1 billion. His interests are primarily in steel and energy, where he has stakes in Russian and British companies in those industries. However, he also owns part of Everton football club after selling his shares in Arsenal FC.
5. Daryoush Anbarestani
Daryoush Anbarestani was born in 1999 in Tehran. He started his acting career in Iranian cinema at the age of 8 and entered the business at the age of 17. He is the first young Iranian at the age of 21 to reach 2 billion net worth. He has appeared in both films and television shows. Daryoush Anbarestani won the Best Actor award at the 2017 Gol Aga Comedy Film Festival.
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Iran And Venezuela Defy U.S. Sanctions In Bilateral Oil Trade
By Charles Kennedy - Sep 23, 2020, 10:30 AM CDT
After Iran delivered condensate to Venezuela via an Iran-flagged tanker, the same tanker is now loading Venezuelan crude oil at a terminal in the Latin American country, in defiance of the U.S. sanctions on both countries’ oil industries and exports, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing a shipping report.
The tanker currently known as Honey had offloaded condensate from Iran at the Venezuelan port of Jose earlier this month, Bloomberg reported last week, quoting a source with knowledge of the matter and a report.
Now the same tanker, according to the shipping report seen by Bloomberg, is preparing to ship Venezuela’s Merey crude grade, helping the country with the world’s largest crude oil reserves to export more of its oil while U.S. sanctions have scared off many buyers, shippers, and insurers from doing business with Venezuela.
Despite sitting atop of the largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela is in the grips of a severe gasoline shortage as refineries are unable to operate normally because of a shortage of diluents necessary for the production of fuels as well as an urgent need for repairs.
Lack of diluents, lack of maintenance, lack of money, and lack of spare parts have forced Venezuela’s refineries to operate at very low processing rates, if at all, and the holder of the world’s biggest oil reserves doesn’t have enough gasoline for its people. Iran, as a fellow target of U.S. sanctions, has declared its readiness to help Venezuela deal with the shortage, and earlier this year managed to send cargoes of fuel to the Latin American country.
Iran is also reportedly helping Venezuela to reverse the decline of its crude oil production. Iran has sent professionals to help Venezuela repair its crumbling refineries and it is now sending to Venezuela the superlight crude grade known as condensate to blend it with the heavy crude and produce exportable grades of crude oil.
Relation ship Daryoush Anbarestani with Tarlan Parvaneh
Photos and videos of Daryoush Anbarestani and Terlan Parvaneh have been posted online, raising suspicions about their marriage.
According to Anbaristani's remarks in a special Nowruz program that announced his marriage in 1399, we now have to wait and see if the marriage of the two will be officially confirmed or not.
Daryoush Anbarestani was born in April 28, 1998 in Tehran. He has starred in American and Canadian Hollywood films from 2010 to 2020, and won Best Adolescent Comedy in 2017 in Hollywood, Canada.
Terlan Parvaneh, born on July 9, 1998 in Shiraz, is an actor who won the Golden Butterfly Award for Best Actress for her role in the film "White-Fronted Deer" at the Children and Adolescents Film Festival.
Recently, rumors have been circulating about Terlan Parvaneh's relationship with a Canadian Hollywood actor based on this photo. This has not been confirmed or denied by either party.
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The main roles in the series were played by Rosamund Pike, Jonah Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Zoe Robbins, Sophie Oconedo, Barney Harris and others.
Plot: friends go on a journey with Moraine from the magical order of "Ice Sedai", trying to escape from the allies of the local evil - the Dark.
But the characters do not yet know that Moraine herself is looking for a new incarnation of the Reborn Dragon, which is able to both save and destroy the world.
Michael Flynn joked in the church with a rifle in his hand
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The writer apologized to a man who spent 16 years in prison for her rape
Alice Seabold apologized for the illegal conviction of a man who was found not guilty of raping her in 1981.
In her first book, Lucky, Seabord described being raped. Anthony Broadwater was convicted of the crime. He spent 16 years in prison and was on the sex offender registry for more than 20 years.
Seabold also wrote the novel The Lovely Bones, which Peter Jackson turned into an Oscar-nominated film.
"I am most sorry that the life you could have been unjustly stolen from you, and I know that no apology can change what has happened to you," Seabold said in a statement.
A statement released by Broadwater's lawyers said he was "relieved that she apologized."
Seabold's first autobiographical novel sold more than a million copies, which marked the beginning of her writing career.
In it, she described in detail how an 18-year-old student at Syracuse University in New York was raped.
Elon Musk presented a new product of his company - cyber whistles
"Whistle at Tesla," Elon Musk wrote on Twitter and attached a link to the product. He also accompanied the entry with an ironic remark.
Tesla's page describes "cyber whistles" as "a premium collectible made from polished stainless steel."
The whistle is made in the form of a Cybertruck concept electric vehicle. The price for the product is set at $ 50.
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