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Alexander Lebedev

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Net worth 2018: $1.1 Billion
Industry: Investments
Country: Russia
BirthDay: 16 December 1959
Sigh: Capricorn
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Moscow Institute of International Relations

Alexander Lebedev was bornon 16 December 1959 in Russia. Alexander Lebedev is a leading critic of Russian authorities; the former KGB agent refuses to leave his country for fear he'll be forced into exile. Lebedev's National Reserve Bank in Moscow and his Crimean hotel were both searched last year. Lebedev owns National Reserve Corporation (NRC) and in February 2012 the company nominated him to the board of state-owned Aeroflot, in which it has a 15% stake. Lebedev finances Novaya Gazeta, Russia's leading opposition newspaper; he also owns London's Evening Standard and the UK's The Independent. His son Evgeny, a London socialite, is senior executive director of the Evening Standard. Lebedev's political career has not been as successful as his business life: a member of Russia's parliament until 2007, he then tried to launch a new social democrat party with Mikhael Gorbachev, but the effort fizzled. Lebedev financially supports the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation which has built a free children's cancer hospital in St. Petersburg.


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5 billion, but as of July 2013 he dropped out of the billionaires list and is no longer considered to be a billionaire


Also in November 2012, Lebedev announced that he is selling off his assets in Russia


In September 2011 while appearing on a Russian television programme, he punched a fellow guest, billionaire property developer Sergei Polonsky (Сергей Юрьевич Полонский)


On 25 March 2010, Lebedev bought The Independent and Independent on Sunday for £1


In March 2009, Lebedev announced that he would be running for mayor of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, but a court ruling declared his candidacy invalid on 13 April 2009


In September 2008, Russian politician Mikhail Gorbachev announced he was going to make a comeback to Russian politics along with Lebedev


He remained in the Duma until 2007, when new elections were held


In 2003, Lebedev stood as a candidate for elections to the Mayoralty of Moscow and the State Duma


It and the Alfa-Bank were the only two out of the ten biggest Russian banks to survive the 1998 Russian financial crisis


In 1995 this bought the National Reserve Bank, a small Russian bank which was in trouble at the time


He worked there and at its successor Foreign Intelligence Service until 1992


After he graduated in 1982, Lebedev started work at the Institute of Economics of the World Socialist System doing research for his Kandidat (between master's degree and doctorate) dissertation, The problems of debt and the challenges of globalization


In 1977, Alexander Lebedev entered the Department of Economics at Moscow State Institute of International Relations


Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Евге́ньевич Ле́бедев, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr jɪvˈɡʲenʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ˈlʲebʲɪdʲɪf]; born 16 December 1959) is a Russian businessman, referred to as one of the Russian oligarchs

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