David Joshua Azrieli is a Canadian-Israeli real estate tycoon, designer, developer, architect and philanthropist. This self-made billionaire is currently ranked as the 12th richest person in Canada with an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion. He heads two companies known as Canpro Investments and Azrieli Group. Canpro Investments is a privately held company that is based in Montreal, whereas the Azrieli Group went public in 2010 on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
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Azrieli is also the owner of Canit Investment, as well as Management and Finance Ltd, which are both considered to be leaders in their sectors. Azrieli has had famous projects including the Azrieli Centre, which is considered to be the largest real estate project in Israel. Other famous projects include the three skyscrapers in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem shopping mall and Beersheba’s Kanion ha-Negev. Canpro Investments has built a number of office towers, office buildings, shopping buildings and high-rise residences in Canada, U.S and Israel.
Azrieli is also known to be a generous philanthropist. He supports a variety of initiatives ranging from medical research and education to Holocaust commemoration and Jewish appreciation. The 92-year old self-made billionaire is married to Stephanie Lefcour Azrieli, with whom he has four children.