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Ihor Kolomoyskyy

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Net worth 2018: $1.08 Billion
Industry: Diversified
Residence: Kiev, Ukraine
Country: Ukraine
BirthDay: 13 February 1963
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Children: 2
Education: Master of Science, Dniepropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute

Ihor Kolomoyskyy was bornon 13 February 1963 in Kiev, Ukraine, Ukraine. Ihor Kolomoyskyy is #1942 in List Billionaires People In The World. Ihor Kolomoysky and Henadiy Boholyubov founded PrivatBank with $1 million in capital in the early 1990s. Over the years it grew to be a key bank in Ukraine, handling more than a third of private deposits and serving approximately half of the country's entire population. Then in 2016, Ukraine's government nationalized the bank. Their Privat Group still has other assets including gas stations and oil refiner, among others. He was forced to step down as governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region in March 2015. The partners also settled a lawsuit with billionaire Viktor Pinchuk who had sued them for damages for unfulfilled pledges on mining investments. He is a generous donor to jewish causes.


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In 2016 against Kolomoyskyi and Boholyubov the was opened criminal case


In 2015 Victor Pinchuk brought a $2 billion civil action against Kolomoyskyi and Gennadiy Bogolyubov in the High Court of Justice in London over the 2004 purchase of a Ukrainian mining company


On 2 July 2014 a Russian District Court authorized his arrest in absentia for "organizing the killing of civilians"


In the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election Kolomoyskyi was perceived as being one of UDAR’s main sponsors


and 377th richest person in the world by the Forbes (as of 2011)


In 2010, he was appointed as the president of the European Council of Jewish Communities after promising the outgoing president he would donate $14 million, with his appointment being described as a "putsch" and a "Soviet-style takeover" by other EJCJ board members


Croatian newspaper Nacional claimed in September 2007 that Kolomoyskyi had become an ally of (then) Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko and had financed Yushchenko's Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc


Kolomoyskyi has used Privat's "quasi-military forces" to enforce hostile takeovers of companies, sending a team of "hired rowdies armed with baseball bats, iron bars, gas and rubber bullet pistols and chainsaws" to forcibly take over a Kremenchuk steel plant in 2006, and has used "a mix of phony court orders (often involving corrupt judges and/or registrars) and strong-arm tactics" to replace directors on the boards of companies he purchases stakes in


Kolomoyskyi is the co-founder of the PrivatBank (and its informal Privat Group, respectively) and was appointed Chairman of its Board of Directors in 1997


Kolomoyskyi graduated from the Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute in 1985


Kolomoyskyi is often nicknamed Benya (Беня) (which is a Russian-Jewish short name popular in the early 20th century) and Bonifatsiy after a character in the popular Soviet animated film "Каникулы Бонифация" ("Bonifacy's holidays") made in 1965 by Soyuzmultfilm, whose image is visually similar to Kolomoyskyi's in appearance and hairstyle


Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyskyi (Ukrainian: Ігор Валерійович Коломойський; Russian: Игорь Валерьевич Коломойский, Igor Kolomoisky; Hebrew: איגור קולומויסקי‎; born February 13, 1963) is a Ukrainian-Cypriot-Israeli business oligarch of Jewish descent and the former Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

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