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Alisher Usmanov

  • Businessman
  • Born September 9, 1953

Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov (Russian: Алише́р Бурха́нович Усма́нов; Uzbek: Alisher Usmonov; born 9 September 1953) is an Uzbek-born Russian business magnate. As reported by Forbes, in 2017, Alisher Usmanov has an estimated net worth of $15.1 billion. The December 2013 Bloomberg Billionaires Index reported an estimated net worth of $19.6 billion, making him the 37th richest person in the world. In May 2014, The Sunday Times listed him as the second richest person in the UK with an estimated fortune of £10.65bn.Usmanov built his wealth through metal and mining operations, and investments, and is the majority shareholder of Metalloinvest, a Russian industrial conglomerate, which consolidated in 2006 JSC Metalloinvest's assets (the Mikhailovsky GOK and the Ural Steel) with those of Gazmetall JSC (the Lebedinsky GOK and the Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant).He owns the Kommersant publishing house.


Making money from money is like aerobatics.




It is my dream to have a controlling stake of Arsenal.




I have been very fortunate to be successful in business, and I believe that it is right that people who have this type of wealth should give something back into society.




My home is in Moscow and I have no plans to change this.




I am a former sabre fencer and fenced as part of the Uzbek republic team.




It was always a challenge for me to prove that a Russian financial investor can be as successful in the West as back at home in Russia.




It is well documented that I am a lifelong football fan. My love of the British game started with the 1966 World Cup.



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