Sam Nazarian is a Persian born and US based businessman. He is the founder behind SBE Entertainment Group. Sam Nazarian is not only the founder of the company; he is also the Chairman and CEO of the company.
Sam Nazarian Biography and Net Worth
|Net worth||$150 million|
|Full Name||Sam Nazarian|
Sam Nazarian Early Life
Born in Tehran, Iran, Nazarian belongs to a Jewish family. His family immigrated to US after the events of Iran Revolution. Sam Nazarian was the son of Younas Nazarian. Younas made a good fortune for himself when he invested in Qualcomm. Following the family’s immigration to US, Nazarian was raised in Beverly Hills, California. He completed his high school education at the Beverly Hills High School. Nazarian later joined University of Southern California to complete his college education.
Sam Nazarian Early Career
Nazarian started his professional career as an investor and businessman in 1998. Initially he invested some of his money in a telecommunications business called ‘Platinum Wireless’. Platinum Wireless was a business venture that specialized in distributing Nextel software. The business became number 1 distributor of Nextel software, within a year of its founding.
Following his telecommunication business, Nazarian used his family’s asset and started working in real estate. In 1999, he developed 3Wall. With his vision and hard work, 3Wall became largest owners of multi-family housing in Southern California.
Sam Nazarian SBE Entertainment Group
SBE stands for ‘SamyBoy Entertainment’. The company is a privately owned lifestyle hospitality company. SBE was founded by Sam Nazarian and the company owns various Nightclubs and Lounges in Los Angeles. Some of these include, Nightingale Plaza, Hyde Sunset, and Hyde Staples Centre. To keep his brand fresh and in fashion, Nazarian only opens his clubs for a period of eight months or a year. After that, his clubs undergo extensive renovations and he reopens them under a new name.
SBE’s clubs and locations have been a part of various TV shows including, Entourage and The Hills. His clubs Hyde Lounge in Los Angeles and The Hyde in Miami are quite famous.
Sam Nazarian Restaurants and Hotels
Sam Nazarian has formed partnerships with various high-profile chefs to open restaurants in various locations. He partnered with Philippe Starck and chef Katsuya Uechi to open a restaurant called ‘Katsuya’. Katsuya is opened in various locations such as in, Hollywood, Glendale, Brentwood, and Los Angeles. He opened ‘Sunset Strip’ in a partnership with chef Michael Mina. Nazarian opened ‘The Bazar’ with Jose Andres. In 2008, the restaurant was integrated with SLS Hotel. He also owns hamburger chain ‘Umami Burger’.
Under SBE, Nazarian owns various hotels including SLS Brickell, SLS Lux, Redbury South Beach and New York.
Sam Nazarian Wife
In 2015, he got married to Emina Cunmulaj. Emina is a Montenegrin model.
Sam Nazarian Net Worth
As a business and investor, Sam Nazarian has been able to amass quite the net worth for himself. He is the CEO and chairperson for SBE Entertainment group and in addition to that, he has also served as an executive producer on various projects (Pride, Five Fingers, The Last Time, Mr. Brooks). With all these ventures, Nazarian has gained the net worth of 150 million dollars.
Sam Nazarian Features
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|