Yasser Hashemi Rafsanjani
: یاسر هاشمی رفسنجانی; born 1971) is the youngest son of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
, the former president of Iran
In 1989, he graduated from Nikan High School
, which was funded by a conservative religious group before Iran's revolution in order to provide the students, from elementary to high school, with a non-secular education.
In the same year, he entered Tehran University
to study Civil Engineering
but later changed his major. He has also studied in Belgium. Originally printed in Forbes
, accessed 15-May-2009
He has held different positions in the Iranian government and is also a businessman. He runs a large export-import firm that includes baby food, bottled water and industrial machinery. He has been so successful that he "owns a 30-acre horse farm in the super-fashionable Lavasan neighborhood of north Tehran
, where land goes for over $4 million an acre." He is married and has a daughter named Lili.