Thursday, 26 April 2012

46.Vladimir Potanin

Vladimir Potanin
Net Worth
$14.5 B As of March 2012
At a Glance
  • Age: 51
  • Source of Wealth: metals, self-made
  • Residence: Moscow, Russia
  • Country of Citizenship: Russia
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Moscow Institute of International Relations
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 3
Forbes Lists
Potanin is trying to regain full control of Norilsk Nickel, the metals giant he ran together with Mikhail Prokhorov for 16 years. Prokhorov's stake is now owned by Oleg Deripaska, who bought it in 2008, when the ­partnership fell apart. Potanin also controls Russia's largest media group, ProfMedia, owner of magazines, radio stations, movie theaters; it also broadcasts Russian versions of MTV and VH1. [...] more

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