Yuri Kovalchuk was bornon 25 July 1951 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Russia. Yuri Kovalchuk is #1658 in List Billionaires People In The World. The largest shareholder in Rossiya Bank, Yuri Kovalchuk has been called President Vladimir Putin's personal "cashier." Throughout the 1990s Yuri Kovalchuck was a good friend of Vladimir Putin, who was then deputy mayor of St. Petersburg. They both had country houses in the Ozero dacha cooperative, and when Putin became president of Russia, many of the cooperative's members' careers improved. After US sanctions against Rossiya Bank, Putin opened salary account in his bank. According to media reports, Putin's daughter Katerina Tikhonova got married at Kovalchuk's ski resort in 2013.