Erivan Haub was bornon 29 September 1932 in Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Germany. Erivan Haub is #280 in List Billionaires People In The World. A Haub family shop opened in 1867 in Muelheim an der Ruhr marked the beginning of Tengelmann Group. Its retail operations are now comprised of OBI DIY (home improvement); clothing and non-food discounter KiK; and dollar-store chain TEDi. (In 2016, Tengelmann reached agreement to sell its struggling Kaiser's-Tengelmann supermarkets division for an undisclosed sum.) Since 2000, Karl-Erivan Haub, the oldest of the three sons of Erivan Haub, has been at the helm. Brother Christian serves as co-CEO of Tengelmann and chairman of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Emil Capital Partners, an umbrella for investment activities in North America. Another unit, Tengelmann E-Commerce, comprises various online retailing ventures as well as stakes in digital businesses including Zalando (the European equivalent of online shoe and clothing retailer Zappo's). The group also includes an energy services provider, a professional services outfit specializing in audits and consulting, and a property management and real estate development company. Erivan Haub has strong ties to Tacoma, Washington, where his sons were born. A civic booster and one of the city's largest real estate owners, he is credited with helping revitalize Union Station and is a major contributor to the University of Washington Tacoma, the Museum of Glass and the LeMay Automobile Museum. Other holdings include a buffalo ranch in Wyoming and 3,000 acres in Methow Valley, in the Cascade mountains of northern Washington, where he also owns a ski resort, Sun Valley Mountain Lodge.
In 2000, he handed the position over to his son Karl-Erivan, and joined the supervisory board
In the following years, Tengelmann focused on the development of its international business, which led to the 1979 takeover of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
Under his guidance Tengelmann expanded: in 1971 it took over the grocery chain Kaiser's; in 1972 Haub founded the discount grocery retailer Plus
Upon the death of his uncle Karl Schmitz-Scholl in March, 1969 he became the group's managing director
Erivan Haub married Helga Otto in 1958
Erivan Haub was born 29 September 1932 in Wiesbaden
He is the son of Erich Haub and Elizabeth Haub (nee Schmitz-Scholl) (1899–1977), who originates from the Mülheim family Schmitz-Scholl, the owners of the grocery chain Tengelmann