Eduard Shifrin was born in United Kingdom. With partner and fellow billionaire, Alexander Shnaider, purchased several ships in late 2009; had exited business 3 years prior after building fleet of 34 ships. Also with Shnaider, 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. Met Shnaider while working as rival steel traders in Ukraine; partnered to acquire majority stake in steel mill giant Zaporizhstal during Ukrainian privatization auctions in mid-1990s. Friend of the Ukrainian film producer Alexandr Rodyansky, provided almost a third of the budget for the film The Inhabited Island, the Ukrainian-Russian film, which cost $36 million to make.
On 27 October 2016, Shifrin and his daughter Sofia Rose, 16, received Russian citizenship by decree of Vladimir Putin
In 2013, Focus magazine estimated his net worth at $893
He is Jewish and was formerly a vice-president of the World Jewish Congress, elected in 2009
In the 2006 edition of the Sunday Times Rich List, Shifrin was listed at No
From 1977–1983, he attended the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, earning a PhD in metallurgy
Eduard Volodymyrovych Shifrin (Ukrainian: Едуард Володимирович Шифрін; Russian: Эдуа́рд Влади́мирович Шифри́н; born 12 July 1960) is a Ukrainian-Russian entrepreneur who is a co-owner of the Midland Group