Vadim Yakunin was born in Moscow, Russia, Russia. Vadim Yakunin is #1771 in List Billionaires People In The World. Vadim Yakunin founded Protek in 1990. He started out importing computers and writing software; he also did some tourist business, particularly in Hungary. While there, he met representatives from pharmaceutical firm Gedeon Richter and decided to start a drugs import business. He later founded Rigla chain of drug stores, and built a pharmaceutical factory and logistics center near Moscow. Protek, which went public in 2010 and now has $4 billion in revenues, is the biggest drug distributor in Russia, delivering 14,000 medicines. In 2016 it received orders worth more than $800 million from the Russian government.