Who is Riza Aziz.
Riza Shahriz bin Abdul Aziz is best known as Riza Aziz is step son of former Malaysia prime Minister Najib Razak.
His mother got married to Najib Razak after giving birth to them in another marriage.
Riza Aziz is the son of Abdul Aziz Nong Chik and Rosmah Mansor.
Najib Razak got marriage to his mother after his divorce with his first wife in 1987.
Riza Aziz is a Malaysian film producer and a co-founder of a Los Angeles film production company,Red Granite Pictures.
Riza graduated with a BS degree from the London School of Economics where he studied government and Economics.
He equally holds an MS degree in Politics from the same London School of Economics.
He had worked previously with KPMG for two years as well the HSBC London.
Riza Aziz and his production partner Joey McFarland co-founded the Red Granite pictures which is into development, production and distributions of films.
He has produced films such as Friends with Kids which starred famous names in the industry and Out of the Furnace, a dramatic thriller.
Riza Aziz scandals in the US.
He was being investigated in 2015 by the US Justice department in relation to a property transaction that had Najib Razak, his step father involvement. He was subsequently named in FBI’s 1MDB lawsuit.
It was discovered that “tens of millions of dollars in funds diverted from 1MDB were used to produce the 2013 Martin Scorsese film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street'” the lawsuits had indicated.
It was also found out later that even the Dumb and Dumber To and Daddy’s Home were hugely financed by Malaysian government.
It was financed through an investment fund through corrupt officials and financiers.
His company the Red Granite Pictures agreed to settle the Justice department of the US with $60 million.
This settlement was in relations to claims that it financed three other films, Wolf of Wall Street, Daddy’s Home, and Dumb and Dumber To using over US$100 million funds sourced from 1MDB.