Ben Ashkenazy | Srivideo
Born/Date of Birth: 1968/1969
Place of Birth: Israel
Alma mater: Adelphi University (did not graduate)
Known for: Founder, CEO and majority owner of Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation
Net worth: US$3.8 billion (November 2019)
Spouse(s): Debra Ashkenazy
Parent(s): Izzy Ashkenazy
Ben Ashkenazy (born 1968/69) is an American billionaire real estate developer. He is the founder, CEO, and majority owner of Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, which has a $12 billion property portfolio.
Ashkenazy was born in Israel, and grew up in Lawrence, Long Island, New York, the son of Izzy Ashkenazy, also a real estate businessman.
Ashkenazy bought his first property at the age of 18. He attended night classes at Adelphi University, but did not graduate.
In 1987, he founded Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation.
In 2013, his company bought London's Old Spitalfields Market, but later sold it. In July 2017, the company bought London's Grosvenor House Hotel for about $750 million.
His company owns Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, leases Washington DC's Union Station, and has a $70 million stake in New York's Plaza Hotel.
He is married to Debra Ashkenazy, they have three children, and live on New York City's Fifth Avenue.
He hired the pop singer Drake to sing at his daughter's bat mitzvah in the Rainbow Room.
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