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Vladimir Kim

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Net worth 2018: $3.33 Billion
Industry: Metals & Mining
Residence: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Country: Kazakhstan
Children: 3
BIOGRAPHY

Vladimir Kim was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan. Vladimir Kim is #747 in List Billionaires People In The World. Before joining natural resources firm Kazakhmys Group in 1995, Kim amassed an impressive portfolio of academic credentials in the fields of civil engineering, economics and business administration. He was named chairman of holding company Kazakhmys plc in 2005, before it became the first Kazakh company to list on the London Stock Exchange. As a result of a restructuring announced in 2014, Kazakhmys PLC de-merged into private company Kazakhmys Corporation and a separate public company, KAZ Minerals plc. Kim is the majority owner of Kazakhmys Corporation, which inherited most of the group's mature mining (mostly copper) assets. Kim stepped down as chairman of the listed company 2013 but remains on its board as a non-executive director. He is a descendent of Koreans forced by Stalin to move to Kazakhstan.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2010

$3.7 Billion

2011

$4.7 Billion

2012

$3.5 Billion

2013

$2.3 Billion

2014

$1.65 Billion

2015

$1.8 Billion

2016

$1.5 Billion

2017

$2.1 Billion

2018

$3.33 Billion

TIMELINE
Vladimir Sergeyevich Kim (Russian: Владимир Серге́евич Ким; born 29 October 1960) is a Kazakhstani businessman and billionaire.Vladimir Kim was born in 1960. He is of Korean ethnicity: his family, among other Koreans and among many other ethnic minorities within the USSR, had been forcibly relocated to Kazakhstan, during the Stalinist era. He graduated from the Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering (then known as the Alma-Ata Architectural Institute) in 1982 with a degree in civil engineering. He holds an MBA degree and received his PhD in business and administrative management at the John F. Kennedy University in California in 1998.In 1995, Kim was appointed managing director and chief executive officer of Zhezkazgantsvetmet JSC, Kazakhmys’ core subsidiary at the time; he was elected chairman of the board of directors of Zhezkazgantsvetmet in 2000, and Chairman of Kazakhmys PLC upon its listing on the London Stock Exchange in October 2005. Vladimir Kim stepped down as Chairman of Kazakhmys PLC in May 2013 to become a non-executive director. Following the completion of the Group restructuring in 2014, Mr Kim remained a Non-executive Director and a major shareholder in KAZ Minerals PLC.KAZ Minerals PLC is a mining company quoted on the London Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Kazakhstan Stock Exchange.He holds approximately 33% of KAZ Minerals.According to Forbes magazine, as of March 2011, he is the richest person in Kazakhstan, and the 223rd richest in the world, with an estimated wealth of US$4.7 billion. He is married, and has three children. He resides in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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