Alexander Shnaider was born in Canada. With partner and fellow billionaire, Eduard Shifrin, purchased several ships in late 2009; had exited business three years prior after building fleet of 34 ships. Also with Shifrin, owns Ukraine's fourth-largest steel mill and commercial real estate, including office and retail projects in Moscow, and a share of the Trump Tower Toronto. Reportedly selling a stake in Ukraine's struggling supermarket chain, Amstor, to Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov's Smart Group. Plans to build strip malls in Moscow suburbs put on hold. St. Petersburg-born magnate immigrated to Canada from Israel via Ukraine at age 13. Began trading textiles and electronics with aging Soviet factories while still living with parents as a college student. Founded steel trading firm in Belgium at 25; went on to acquire steelmaker Zaporizhstal in 1990s Ukraine privatizations. Chairman of Royal Laser Corp. Sold soccer club Maccabi Tel Aviv last August.