John A. Catsimatidis Net Worth
John Catsimatidis Net Worth: John Catsimatidis is a Greek-American businessman who has a net worth of $2.3 billion. Having made most of his wealth in dealing with supermarkets, oil and real estate, John Catsimatidis is the owner, chairman and CEO of Gristedes Foods and Red Apple Group; the former being the largest grocery chain in Manhattan and the latter a real estate company with some $800 million in holdings. The son of Greek immigrants, he was born on September 7, 1948 in Nisyros, Greece, and spent his entire life in the United States. After he acquired a degree in electrical engineering from New York University, he opened a single grocery store that later has become the Red Apple Group empire. Today, the group controls New York's Gristedes supermarkets and 800,000 square feet of city real estate, as well as it has holdings in aviation and holds real estate interests in New York, Florida, and the US Virgin Islands. Serving as the chairman and CEO of the Red Apple Group subsidiary United Refining Company, Catsimatidis also owns the Hellenic Times, a Greek-American newspaper based in Manhattan. Aside from his business, he tried his hand at politics as a Republican candidate in the 2013 New York City primary mayoral election.