|Net Worth:||$1.1 Billion|
|Date of Birth:||December 16, 1959 (63 years old)|
What was Alexander Lebedev’s net worth?
Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev is a Russian businessman who has a net worth of $1.1 billion. He’s frequently referred to in the international press as a Russian oligarch or business tycoon.
He was ranked among the wealthiest persons in the Russian Federation in 2008. In addition to being a partner in the Russian-language daily Novaya Gazeta, he holds partial ownership interests in numerous English newspapers, including the Independent on Sunday, The Independent, and the London Evening Standard.
In Moscow, on December 16, 1959, Alexander Lebedev was born. In Moscow, his parents belonged to the elite, clever class. The father of Alexander Lebedev, Evgeny Nikolaevich Lebedev, was a teacher at Baumanka, a prestigious technical college in Moscow.
Lebedev established his first finance company, the Russian Investment-Finance Company, following the collapse of the USSR. The only two banks that made it through the severe Russian financial crisis in 1998 were Alfa-Bank and National Reserve Bank.
He recently bought roughly 11% of the Russian national airline, a sizable chunk of the country’s aircraft manufacturing market, and shares in several financial institutions, including RAO UES, Gazprom, and Sberbank. Aside from business, he has dabbled in politics.
Most notably, Lebedev attempted to found a new social-democratic party alongside Mikhail Gorbachev when he left his position as a member of the Russian parliament in 2007. Sadly, the endeavor didn’t work out. Lebedev provides financial support to the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, which established a free children’s cancer hospital in St. Petersburg.
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