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Serhiy Tihipko

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Net worth 2018: $1 Billion
Industry: Diversified
Country: Ukraine
BirthDay: 13 February 1960
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Children: 4
Education: Diploma, Dniepropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute

Serhiy Tihipko was bornon 13 February 1960 in Ukraine. Long-time Ukrainian politician, Serhiy Tihipko, is in the middle of Ukraine's political turmoil; the former vice-Prime Minister is in parliament as a member of unpopular ex-Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich's Party of Regions; rumored to be making a presidential run in May. Tihipko began working in banking in the 1990s, and was one of the early founders of PrivatBank now owned by fellow billionaires Ihor Kolomoyskyy and Henadiy Boholyubov. He sold off another banking asset, TAS-Kommerzbank, to a Swedish investor at the height of the market in 2007 for $735 million and invested funds in his election campaigns as well as in various businesses from real estate to machinery.


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Early May 2015 Tihipko was appointed head of the supervisory council of TAScombank, in which he holds the largest stake of nearly 49%


"Presidential candidate Tihipko intends to make Russian a second state language if he wins the 2014 Ukrainian presidential election


In December 2012 Tihipko stated that European integration was more advantageous to Ukraine than accession to the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia


Tihipko stated (in October 2011) he would become a Party of Regions member after the negotiations between the parties was concluded


He was critical about the April 2010 natural gas agreement stating that while the deal might make economic sense "The procedure of debating the agreement and completing it behind closed doors is not what the Ukrainian people want


"Tihipko supports the privatization of Ukraine's gas-pipeline system and its joint management by Russia and Europe, but warned that he would "not support the seizure of the pipeline" by Russia, which he believed the conditions (late 2009) where being set for


5 million in 2008 and told Kyiv Post he had spent roughly the same amount on his presidential campaign till December 2009


After the election Tihipko temporarily left Ukrainian politics, resigning as Labour Ukraine leader on 23 April 2005, to build up a bank which he sold to Swedbank group for nearly $1 billion


Tihipko married Viktoriya Tigipko later in 2004, during the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election campaign


The couple have three children, born in 2002, 2005 and 2008


In November 2000 became member and leader of Labour Ukraine


Realising that there was a conflict of interest between his political role and his shareholding in Privat Bank, he divested himself of the sharesTihipko served as the minister of economics (1997–1999)


He was also an advisor to Kuchma in the lead up to the introduction of the national currency, the Hryvnia in 1996


"In 1994 he became a non-staff consultant on monetary policy to the President Leonid Kuchma


" He "made swift progress and from 1991-1992 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of a small commercial bank called Dnipro Bank


From 1989-1991, Tihipko was the First Secretary of Dnipropetrovsk regional committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League


This enabled him to become First Secretary of Dnipropetrovsk Komsomol regional organization from 1986–1989; there were nearly half a million members of Komsomol in the Dnipropetrovsk region, and Tihipko became its first popularly elected First Secretary in 1989


They had one daughter together, Hanna, born in 1984; she now works in a company owned by her father


He served in the Soviet Army in a tank regiment from 1982–1984


Tihipko was married to Natalia Tihipko from 1981 to 2004


Tihipko was born on 13 February 1960 in the village of Drăgăneşti, Sîngerei, in the Lazovskiy district of the Moldovian SSR in Ukrainian family who moved there from Podolia in 1902

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