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The Story of the Greek Tycoon Who Married a Jordanian Princess

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Jordanian Princess Iman and her fiance, Greek-Venezuelan Jameel Alexander Thermiotis. Credit: Royal Hashemite Court

When Jordanian Princess Iman married Jameel Alexander Thermiotis in March 2023, Greeks across the world wondered about the groom’s connection to the country.

Thermiotis, whose first name is Dimitrios, or Jimmy, was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1994 to Alexandros Thermiotis and Corina Hernández.

He was referred to as Jameel in the official announcement of the couple’s wedding because it is the closest Arabic name to Jimmy.

The young Greek businessman has one brother and a sister, Alejandros and Alexia, both of whom are younger.

A video shared by Jordan TV then showed the couple walking into a reception area where they were joined by the Ma’an traditional zaffe troupe before cutting their wedding cake surrounded by family members.

A live broadcast of the intimate ceremony and celebration was carried by Jordan TV.

The princess was accompanied by her brother Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II as they made their way to the religious ceremony.


Fiancé of Jordanian princess Iman has roots from Andros

Thermiotis, 30, studied Business Administration and Business at Florida International University and founded a venture capital firm called Outbound Ventures LLC, which is based in New York, in 2015.

Princess Iman, 27, is the second child of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan. She has one sister, Princess Salma, who is 23, and two brothers, Crown Prince Hussein, 30, and Prince Hashem, 19.

The Princess’ grandfather was King Hussein and her grandmother is the English-born Princess Muna, his second wife. Princess Iman completed her degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Thermiotis has ancestral links to the Greek island of Andros, where his grandfather was born. Dimitrios Thermiotis, from whom the young man took his name, was born on the island in 1922 and grew up there.

As an adult, he left Greece for Venezuela, where he started several successful companies and soon became one of the most significant businessmen in Latin America.

The elder Thermiotis married his wife Leonor Felizari, and the couple had three children, Diana, Katerina, and Alexandros, the younger Thermiotis’s father.

The couple were known for their extensive charity work in Latin America and the US, where they relocated to later in life.

In 2017, the entire Thermiotis family visited Andros. Sadly, just one year later, the elder Dimitrios Thermiotis passed away in Miami.

Princess Iman of Jordan engaged to Greek Jimmy (Jameel) Thermiotis

The princess got engaged in July 2022 and it was followed by the announcement of her brother, Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II’s engagement to Saudi national Rajwa Khaled bin Musaed bin Said bin Abdulaziz al-Saif a month later.

“The Royal Hashemite Court is pleased to announce the engagement of Her Royal Highness Princess Iman bint Abdullah II to Mr. Jameel Alexander Thermiotis, on Tuesday, 5 July 2022, in the presence of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah, as well as Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Prince Hashem bin Abdullah II, and Princess Salma bint Abdullah II, in addition to members of Mr. Thermiotis’ family,” the announcement from the Royal Hashemite Court states.

“The Royal Hashemite Court extends its sincere congratulations to Her Royal Highness Princess Iman and Mr. Thermiotis on this occasion and wishes them a lifetime of happiness,” it concludes.

The Princess’ mother, Queen Rania, congratulated her daughter and her fiancé on social media, writing: “Congratulations my dearest Iman; your smile has always been a gift of love that I’ve cherished since the day you were born. I wish you and Jameel a life filled with love and laughter!”

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