|Net Worth:||$11.5 Billion|
|Date of Birth:||September 9, 1953 (69 years old)|
|Profession:||Investor and Businessperson|
What Is Alisher Usmanov’s Net Worth and Salary?
Alisher Usmanov is a Russian Uzbek-born investor and businessman who has a net worth of $11.5 billion. He obtained his wealth through investments in mining, lumbering, and other ventures.
Alisher formed Metalloinvest, a Russian industrial conglomerate, to oversee Gazprom’s metals holdings, and he holds the bulk of the company’s shares. He is involved in a wide range of industries, including media firms, natural gas, iron ore, precious metals, and steel.
Alisher presided over Gazprom Investholding, the state-owned energy company of Russia’s Gazprom, from 2000 until 2014.
According to Gazprom Investholding, he was in charge of the organization’s “most difficult and delicate financial transactions.”
Alisher is the sole owner of USM Holdings, a multinational conglomerate with primary assets in the mining and steel sectors (formerly known as Gallagher Holdings). The corporation also has holdings in media, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, and technology.
He sold 12% of the business in 2014. In 2012, he paid $3 billion to the Russian mobile phone provider MegaFon, of which he later guaranteed 56.1% to Sberbank as security for a line of credit.
According to “Forbes,” as of the time of this writing, Alisher has a net worth of $13.2 billion and is placed #147 on the list of “Real-time Billionaires.” He was listed as #99 on the “World’s Billionaires List” in 2021.
In Chust, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union, Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov was birthed on the 9th of September 1953. He was raised in Tashkent, where his father served as a state prosecutor.
In order to pursue a career as a diplomat, Alisher relocated to Moscow. He was later admitted to the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
He returned to Tashkent after earning his degree in international law and taking a position as director of the Soviet Peace Committee’s Foreign Economic Association.
Saodat Narzieva, a sister of Alisher, is the owner of over twenty Swiss bank accounts, one of which contained over $2 billion in 2011.
Before the Soviet Union’s demise, Alisher amassed a million-dollar fortune and founded Agroplast, a for-profit, privately held business that produced plastic bags.
He served as Intercross JSC’s deputy general director from 1990 to 1994, and from 1994 to 1998, he served as the organization’s president.
Alisher served in the 1990s as the General Director’s advisor as well as the First Deputy Chairman of MAPO-Bank. He rose to the position of General Director of Gazprom Investholding at the decade’s end and held it till 2014.
Through USM Holdings, Alisher has invested in various Australian mining firms since 2006. In 2015, the corporation invested $100 million in Virtus Pro, a Russian esports group.
In order to “ensure the transmission of the global industry to more ecological technologies,” Metalloinvest and USM announced intentions to construct “one of the world’s largest HBI plants” in the Kursk area of Russia in 2021.
Alisher put $200 million into Facebook in 2009, and he earned about $1 billion when he sold his shares in 2012. Apple, Airbnb, Groupon, and Alibaba are just a few of the businesses in which Alisher has invested.
He spent $25 million to acquire a 50% stake in 7TV, a Russian sports channel, and $200 million to buy the newspaper “Kommersant” in 2006.
The Russian music channel Muz-75% TV’s ownership was purchased by Usmanov the following year for $300 million. He was also a co-owner of UTH, a media conglomerate that owns 51% of Disney Russia and 100% of Muz-TV.
Alisher was detained and found guilty of theft from the state, fraud, and corruption in 1980.
His conviction was overturned by the Uzbek Supreme Court in 2000 because “the original judgment was unjust, no crime was ever committed, and the evidence was concocted.”
He had been condemned to eight years in an Uzbek jail but was released after serving only six.
Alisher is a Muslim who married rhythmic gymnastics teacher Irina Viner in 1992. Viner’s first marriage produced a son named Anton, who was adopted by Alisher after he wed Irina. Investor Anton was born in 1973.
He has two luxury ships that he called Dilbar after his mother. He reportedly spent $250 million on the first Dilbar in 2008 and $800 million on the second Dilbar in 2015.
Alisher renamed the first yacht, Ona, after getting the second one, and he sold it in 2018. Due to sanctions against him brought on by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Dilbar was taken into custody by German authorities in March 2022.
Alisher Usmanov received “The Sunday Times” title of “the most charitable ‘Rich List’ philanthropist” in 2021 for giving more than £4 billion to charity during the previous two decades. In 2012, he was selected “Philanthropist of the Year” by the Russian edition of “Forbes.”
In order to support “socially significant initiatives in the fields of culture, education, and sport, notably at the worldwide level,” Alisher launched the Art, Science, and Sport Charity Fund in 2006.
He has served as a trustee for the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the Russian Geographical Society, the European University at St. Petersburg, and the Higher School of Economics at the National Research University.
Alisher has received numerous awards, including the Medal of Honor of Russia (2004), the Order of Friendship of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2011), the Order for Service to the Fatherland IV class (2013), the Order of Alexander Nevsky (2014), The Decoration “For Beneficence” (2016), Al-Fahr Order (2016), and Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” 3rd class (2018).
In addition, in 2013, the Russian Foreign Ministry presented him with a medal for “contribution to international cooperation.”
Alisher Usmanov owns a number of properties on the island of Sardinia; one of his villas was taken by Italian police in March 2022 as a result of his inclusion on a list of individuals subject to EU sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The property in Surrey and the £82 million home in London that Alisher also owned were “transferred into irrevocable trusts” in 2006.
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