Samvel Karapetyan was born in Moscow, Russia, Russia. Samvel Karapetyan is #610 in List Billionaires People In The World. Samvel Karapetyan heads the Tashir Group, a real estate firm that owns 33 shopping centers, six office complexes, and 10 hotels across Russia and Armenia. Born in Armenia, he moved to Kaluga, near Moscow, in the 1990s. His companies operate in 25 regions of Russia, but recently he has focused on launching new projects in the Moscow area. Karapetyan's older brother, Karen, is a well-known Armenian politician and served as a top official in Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's administration.