Eliza Dushku’s boyfriend and soon-to-be husband is a CEO and a former tennis player. Here’s all you need to know about Peter Palandjian.
Peter Palandjian: Life and family
Some people may not know Eliza Dushku’s boyfriend, Peter Palandjian. Perhaps this is because the actress’ boyfriend comes from another industry; Peter Palandjian built a career in the world of sports and business. Peter Palandjian was born on the 12th of February in 1964 to Petros A. Palandjian and Sheila Kelly Palandjian. He has a brother named Paul. He was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Palandjian’s family is of Armenian descent. Palandjian attended Phillips Academy Andover, a private college preparatory school located in Andover, Massachusetts. He went on to Harvard University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Literature. Palandjian also attended the Harvard Business School for further studies. Currently, Palandjian is the CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Palandjian was previously married and has four children: Manon Palandjian, Petros Palandjian, Margot Palandjian, and Madelon Palandjian. Occasionally, he sits with the undergraduate admissions panel at Harvard as a volunteer.
Peter Palandjian: the tennis player
Peter Palandjian was a successful tennis player when he was younger. He competed in the NCAA championships, both in singles and doubles competitions. Palandjian was the number one player and the captain of the Harvard tennis team. After graduating from Harvard, Palandjian became a professional tennis player. He participated in doubles competitions and successfully won six ATP tour Challenger titles. Palandjian had impressive victories over several renowned players including Jay Lapidus, Ricardo Acuna, Mark Dickson, Tony Mmoh, Martin Laurendeau, and Andrew Sznajder. He also competed at the US Pro Tennis Championships, the French Open, Wimbledon Championships, and the US Open. Palandjian has teamed up with other players like Jim Courier and Paul Palandjian, his brother. In 1989, he was number 175 in the world rankings. He retired from tennis in the same year and marked an end to his illustrious tennis career.
Establishing a career as a businessman
When Palandjian said goodbye to the world of competitive sports, he entered the world of business. He was an associate at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, for two years. Later on, Palandjian held the position of Assistant to the CEO of Staples, a multinational corporation. It helped that he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School. In 1993, he became the CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation. This company was founded by his father, Petros A. Palandjian, in 1959. Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation provides real estate services for both local and international investors.
Eliza Dushku’s boyfriend and now fiancé
Palandjian proposed to his girlfriend, actress Eliza Dushku, in mid-2017. The proposal happened in Boston, where Dushku currently lives. Dushku shared a photo of their unforgettable moment on Instagram. It was also her way of announcing their engagement. Dushku’s followers posted happy comments to congratulate the couple. This photo of Dushku and Palandjian gained more than 19,000 likes on Instagram. A few days after the announcement, Dushku attracted the media’s attention when she first showed off her stunning engagement ring at the Awesome Con in Washington, DC. Considering Palandjian’s wealth, it’s not surprising that he got an impressive diamond engagement ring for the actress.
About Eliza Dushku
Just like Peter Palandjian, Eliza Dushku is a native of Massachusetts. She was born on December 30, 1980, in Watertown. Dushku has three brothers. Her father, Philip Richard George Dushku, is of Albanian ancestry. Her mother, Judith Ann “Judy” Dushku (née Rasmussen), is of Danish and English ancestry. Dushku attended two schools in the Greater Boston Area: Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill and Watertown High School in Watertown. In 1992, Dushku made her big screen debut in “That Night” where she played the role of Alice Bloom. Since then, she has starred in several other movies including “True Lies,” “Race the Sun,” “Bring It On,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Wrong Turn,” “The Alphabet Killer,” “The Coverup,” “Open Graves,” “Locked In,” and “Eloise.” Aside from her movies, Dushku also gained popularity from her TV shows. She found early success in the hit TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Dushku also acted in shows like “Tru Calling,” “Dollhouse,” “Leap Year,” and “Banshee.” She will also appear as a main character in the upcoming series “The Black Company.” Dushku also took on voice roles in animated movies such as “Batman: Year One,” “DC Showcase: Catwoman,” and “Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning.” Dushku moved from Los Angeles, California to Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently studying sociology at Suffolk University in Boston.
Net worth and earnings
Although there is currently no available information on Peter Palandjian’s net worth, it’s probably safe to say that he is worth a fortune. His company, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, is worth around $6 billion. You can just imagine the amount of wealth that Palandjian has! On the other hand, Eliza Dushku has a net worth of $10 million. Not bad at all!
Peter Palandjian and Eliza Dushku’s upcoming wedding
The couple has been engaged since mid-2017. Currently, there is no news on where or when the wedding will take place. But one thing is certain – Peter Palandjian and Eliza Dushku are all set for their new life together.