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Alisher Usmanov

Founder, Metalloinvest
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Net worth 2018: $13.26 Billion
Industry: Metals & Mining
Residence: Chust, Uzbekistan
Country: Russia
BirthDay: 9 September 1953
Sigh: Libra
Education: Master, Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation; Master of Laws, Moscow Institute of International Relations

Alisher Usmanov was bornon 9 September 1953 in Chust, Uzbekistan, Russia, is Founder, Metalloinvest. Alisher Usmanov is #120 in List Billionaires People In The World. The oligarch's largest holding today is his stake in iron ore and steel giant Metalloinvest. An early Facebook investor, he currently owns stakes in and Xiaomi. He also owns shares in telecom, mining and media companies, as well as the Arsenal Football Club. The Uzbekistan-born tycoon made his first fortune more than two decades ago making plastic bags, a commodity so scarce in the former Soviet Union that people washed and reused them. He headed Gazprom Investholding, a subsidiary of state-run conglomerate Gazprom, from 2000 to 2014.


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I am proud that I know Putin, and the fact that everybody does not like him is not Putin's problem. I don't think the world loved Truman after Nagasaki.

Alisher Usmanov

Usmanov is the second largest shareholder, after Dr Mohammed Al Bawani (MB Holding), in Toronto-listed (TSX) Nautilus Minerals (NUSMF), which is planning to extract undersea gold and copper deposits off Papua New Guinea in 2019


In January 2017, Usmanov's holding company, USM, entered into a five-year, $15 million+ deal with Everton F


As of January 2015, the original Times article has been removed from the newspaper's website, its publicly accessible archives, and Google search


According to The Sunday Times Giving List 2013, Usmanov was one of the most significant philanthropists, having donated £112


On 12 November 2012, the British newspaper The Times reported that Usmanov had hired a London-based PR firm, RLM Finsbury, that edited Usmanov's article on the online encyclopedia English Wikipedia to remove information on Usmanov's criminal convictions and later controversies surrounding their client


On 12 December 2011, following the 2011 Russian protests regarding vote-rigging in parliamentary elections, the weekly Kommersant Vlast magazine ran an unflattering issue on Vladimir Putin titled "Victory of United ballot-stuffers" – a pun on Putin's United Russia party


However, there was a termination clause in the agreement in October 2010


Together they carried out several projects in Russia such as the Turner exhibition in 2009 and the Pre-Raphaelites exhibition in 2013


He was elected president of the International Fencing Federation during the 2008 Paris Congress with 66 votes to 61 for incumbent president René Roch


On 25 September 2007 Summerfield and Piper were interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live about the controversy


Usmanov also made a $25 million purchase of a 50-percent stake in Russian sports TV channel 7TV in November 2006 and bought 75 percent of Russian TV music channel MUZ-TV for $300 million in June 2007


In 2005 The International Charity Fund for the Future of Fencing was founded by Alisher Usmanov


365 of 17 March 2004, Usmanov was awarded with a Medal of Honor of Russia


In 18 months, between 2002 and 2003, he had effectively secured the state control of Gazprom and reversed a decade of asset stripping


This conviction was vacated in July 2000, 11 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, by the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, when it ruled that "the original conviction was unjust, no crime was ever committed, and that the evidence was fabricated


Usmanov attended the Academy of Finance to study banking beginning in 1997


He also acted as an Adviser to the General Director of Moscow Aviation Industrial Enterprise from 1994 to 1995, and served as the First Deputy Chairman of MAPO-Bank from 1995 to 1997


Usmanov, who is Muslim, married Jewish Irina Viner, a top rhythmic gymnastics coach, in 1992


Usmanov worked as the Deputy General Director of Intercross JSC from 1990 to 1994, and from 1994 to 1998, he headed Interfin Interbank Investment and Finance Company


Later that same month he purchased the rights to a large collection of Soviet cartoons, which for fifteen years had been owned by Russian-born actor Oleg Vidov, who emigrated to the United States in 1985


He was arrested and convicted on charges of fraud and 'theft of socialist property' in Uzbek SSR in August 1980 and imprisoned for six years of an eight-year sentence


Planning to pursue a career of a diplomat, he later moved to Moscow and joined Moscow State Institute of International Relations from which he graduated in 1976 with a degree in international law


Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov (Russian: Алише́р Бурха́нович Усма́нов; Uzbek: Alisher Usmonov; born 9 September 1953) is an Uzbek-born Russian business magnate


6 billion, making him the 37th richest person in the world

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