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John Gandel Biography, Career, Personal Life and Net Worth.

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John Gandel Biography

Gandel was born in Australia in 1935, the son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, Sam and Fay Gandel. His parents ran a corsetry shop on Melbourne’s Collins Street. Gandel attended Melbourne High School. Eva Gandel Besen is his only sibling.

John Gandel Career

John Gandel AC, sometimes known as Aaron Jonna Gandel, is an Australian businessman, property developer, and philanthropist who made his fortune in the development of commercial real estate and shopping centers in Melbourne, Victoria.
Gandel took over his parents’ women’s clothes business (then known as Sussan) in the 1950s and built it into a chain of over 200 outlets with his brother-in-law Marc Besen. He purchased the Chadstone Shopping Centre in 1983, transferring Sussan to his brother-in-law in 1985 to focus on real estate. He went on to make his fortune in retail malls.

John Gandel Personal Life

Gandel is married to Pauline, who was named a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2019 for her community service, humanitarian, charitable, and fundraising efforts, social inclusion, and efforts to strengthen ties between Australia and Japan. They have four children together. John and Pauline Gandel live in Melbourne’s Toorak neighborhood.

John Gandel Net Worth

Gandel, who inherited much of his wealth from his Polish-immigrant parents, the founders of the Sussan women’s clothing chain, is consistently ranked among the top fifteen wealthiest Australians by net worth in both the Financial Review Rich List, where he was ranked fourteenth in 2021 with an assessed net worth of A$5.80 billion, and Forbes magazine, where he was ranked eighth in 2019 with an assessed net worth of US$4.00 billion and then $3 billion as of 2022



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