Greg Dingizian in his offices in Malmö
Greg Dingizian in his offices in Malmö Credit: Richard Orange / Sveriges Radio

How an immigrant became one of Malmö's richest

5:34 min

Greg Dingizian was born in Baghdad, raised in Rosengård, and is now worth SEK 800m.

After dropping out of Lund University, Dingizian first began playing the stock market.

But he got his big break when he became chief executive of the property company Gotic during and started buying up cheap properties all over Malmö during the 1990s financial crisis.

"There's still a lot of problems, for example financing: it's much more difficult for young foreigner to find financing.  But I think you have that in every country. That's the fate of the immigrant," he tells Radio Sweden.

 

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