Saturday, 2 June 2012

66.Viktor Vekselberg

Viktor Vekselberg
Net Worth
$12.4 B As of March 2012
At a Glance
  • Age: 55
  • Source of Wealth: Oil, metals, Self-made
  • Residence: Moscow, Russia
  • Country of Citizenship: Russia
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Moscow State University of Railway Engineering
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2
Forbes Lists
Viktor Vekselberg was tapped by the Russian government to head project Skolkovo, the country's attempt to create a version of Silicon Valley. Its projects attracted $150 million from investors last year. Vekselberg owns a 12.5% stake in oil JV TNK-BP. He plans soon to merge his Integrated Energy Systems with state Gazprom energy holding. He apparently wants to buy Russia's largest airport Domodedovo. Born in the Ukraine, he made his first million selling scrap copper from worn out cables. In the 1990s together with fellow billionaire Len Blavatnik, he bought aluminum smelters, united them in SUAL, which later become a part of UC Rusal, in which he still has a stake. Consummate dealmaker also has interests in chemicals, utilities and telecoms. He owns huge collection of Faberge, including the famous eggs. [...] more

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