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David Azrieli & family

Chairman & Founder, Azrieli GroupChairman & Founder, Azrieli Group
David Azrieli & family’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $3.1 Billion
Industry: Real Estate
Country: Canada
BirthDay: 10 May 1922
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: 09/07/2014
Children: 4
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology; Master of Science, U of Carleton, Ottawa
BIOGRAPHY

David Azrieli & family was bornon 10 May 1922 in Canada, is Chairman & Founder, Azrieli GroupChairman & Founder, Azrieli Group. Real estate tycoon David Azrieli passed away on July 9th 2014, aged 92. He owned office buildings in Canada and the U.S. through his CanPro Investments, which will now be managed by daughter Naomi. In Israel, his publicly-traded Azrieli Group owns 13 shopping malls, several office towers, industrial buildings and stakes in energy, water and oil distribution companies. Daughter Danna Azrieli, longtime vice chairman of the Azrieli Group, has been named chairman of the conglomerate. In 2013, Azrieli gave $560 million in cash and Azrieli Group stock to his Azrieli Foundation, which supports education, medical research, Jewish appreciation and Holocaust commemoration. The foundation now owns a 13% stake in the Azrieli Group and has assets worth over $1 billion. Azrieli's parents, brother and sister were killed during the Holocaust. He fled Poland in 1939 at age 17, traveled through Russia, Iraq, Palestine, South Africa and England and eventually settled in Canada. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Stephanie Lefcort, their four children and seven grandchildren.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2010

$2.5 Billion

2011

$3.1 Billion

2012

$2.9 Billion

2013

$3.1 Billion

2014

$3.1 Billion

2018

$3.1 Billion

TIMELINE
2013

1 billion (as of March 2013), Azrieli was ranked by Forbes as the ninth wealthiest Canadian and 401st in the world

2010

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that "What you won’t find on either the [Azrieli] foundation’s or company’s websites is that in 2010 the Azrieli Group apparently donated NIS 30,000 to Im Tirtzu" even though the Azrieli group "claims it has no political agenda

2004

Azrieli Institute of Graduate Studies and Research in Architecture at Carleton University in Ottawa in 2004

1989

"The Azrieli Foundation was established by David Azrieli in 1989 to support initiatives and develop and operate programs that promote access to education and the achievement of excellence in various fields of knowledge and activity

1973

Azrieli remained committed to demolishing the historic landmark, and, during the early morning hours of September 8, 1973, under the cover of darkness, he had the mansion demolished by bulldozers

1969

In 1969, the heirs of Canadian railway magnate William Cornelius Van Horne put up for sale the Van Horne Mansion in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1943

Between 1943 and 1946, Azrieli briefly studied architecture at the Technion, though did not complete his studies at that time

1922

)David Joshua Azrieli, CM CQ (Hebrew: דוד יהושע עזריאלי‎; May 10, 1922 – July 9, 2014) was an Israeli–Canadian real estate tycoon, developer, designer, architect, and philanthropist

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