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Leonid Mikhelson

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Net worth 2018: $18.36 Billion
Industry: Energy
Residence: Moscow, Russia
Country: Russia
BirthDay: 11 August 1955
Sigh: Virgo
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Kuybyshev Engineering and Construction Institute
BIOGRAPHY

Leonid Mikhelson was bornon 11 August 1955 in Moscow, Russia, Russia. Leonid Mikhelson is #66 in List Billionaires People In The World. Mikhelson is the founder and chairman of natural gas producer Novatek. He is also chairman of gas processing and petrochemical company Sibur; Billionaire Gennady Timchenko is his partner in both; Putin's reported son-in-law, Kirill Shamalov, is a partner in Sibur. Over 2015 and 2016, Mikhelson sold a 16% stake in Sibur to China's state-owned Sinopec and China's Silk Road Fund for $2.1 billion. An avid art collector, he has sponsored museum exhibits in Russia and the U.S. His father headed the largest pipeline construction trust in the Soviet Union, and Mikhelson began his career as foreman for a construction company building a gas pipeline in Russia's Tyumen region.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$2.4 Billion

2010

$4.4 Billion

2011

$9.1 Billion

2012

$11.9 Billion

2013

$15.4 Billion

2014

$15.6 Billion

2015

$11.7 Billion

2016

$14.4 Billion

2017

$18.4 Billion

2018

$18.36 Billion

TIMELINE
2019

Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the new centre for contemporary arts and culture in Moscow is due to open in 2019

2017

In May 2017, the foundation also opened an exhibition space in Venice and work is underway to develop V-A-C's first major art centre in Moscow, whose main site is an historic power station on the banks of the Moskva River

2013

In 2013, Mikhelson and Timchenko sold 12% of Sibur to management partners

2012

In 2012, Mikhelson was listed as the second-richest Russian in a number of articles including Bloomberg

2008

From 2008 until 2010 Mikhelson was Chairman of the Board of Directors for OAO Stroytransgas and OOO Art Finance

1994

Mikhelson continued as Managing Director at the company, which has been renamed NOVA, until October 1994

1991

In 1991, Kuibishevtruboprovodstroy was one of the first companies to undergo privatization after the dissolution of the Soviet Union

1987

In 1987, he became General Director of Kuibishevtruboprovodstroy

1985

In 1985, he was appointed as Chief Engineer of Ryazantruboprovodstroy

1977

Born to a Jewish family, Mikhelson began his career as an engineer after graduating with a degree in Industrial Civil Engineering from the Samara Institute of Civil Engineering in 1977

1955

Leonid Viktorovich Mikhelson (Russian: Леонид Викторович Михельсон; born August 11, 1955 in Kaspiysk) is a Russian businessman, CEO, chairman and major shareholder of the Russian gas company Novatek

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