Alisher Usmanov

In 1976 he graduated from the Moscow State Institute with a degree in "international law". His classmate was Sergei Yastrzhembsky. He worked as a researcher at the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, the senior consultant of the Central Committee of Youth of Uzbekistan, Director General of Foreign Economic Association of the Soviet Peace Committee. In 1966-1981 Usmanov was a member of the Young Communist League, and later joined the Communist Party. 

In 1980, Usmanov with his friend Nasymovym, security officer of the special department of the KGB, the son of the deputy chairman of the KGB of the Uzbek SSR, were sentenced to 8 years in prison for three articles of the Criminal Code (in including rape). Usmanov was released on parole in 1986, "because of the sincere remorse" and "for good behavior". In July 2000, the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan fully rehabilitated Usmanov, calling the criminal case against him was fabricated. 

I graduated from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation on a specialty "Banking" in 1997. In 2012, it founded a diversified international company USM Holdings, which has combined the holding "Metalloinvest", "MegaFon" network operators and "Skartel", the leader of the Internet market in the Russian segment of Mail.Ru Group, Disney Russia TV channels "Muz-TV" and " YU". Shares of the holding company as follows: Usmanov (60%), the structure of Vladimir Skoch (30%) and Farhad Moshiri (10%). 

In March 2012 edition of Bloomberg called Usmanov, Russia's richest man, estimating his fortune at US $ 20 billion. In October 2012, he moved into second place, losing to Viktor Vekselberg. In 2013-2015 he headed the list of Russia's richest people. In 2012, according to Forbes magazine, he took 67th place among the most influential people in the world. In 2016, Forbes magazine estimated the state Usmanov at $ 12.5 billion (№ 3 in Russian). 

In April 2010, the British newspaper The Sunday Times Usmanov included in the top ten richest people of Great Britain. It is located on the sixth position in the ranking with a fortune of 4.7 billion pounds (growth compared with 213 per cent last year). In April 2013, it is named the richest man in the UK according to the rating of The Sunday Times Rich List. In 2013, he entered in the annual rating of "50 most influential people" according to the magazine Bloomberg Markets Magazine.

Alisher Usmanov hit on eSports

Internet20.11.2017 Group will launch a cybersport league. Earlier, Alisher Usmanov invested $ 100 million in the tournament organizer Virtus.Pro.

Usmanov was suspected of buying Facebook shares for public money


The oligarch fell into another offshore scandal.

Russians in Paradise Papers


The list includes Shuvalov's wife, Abramovich, a classmate of Putin and two deputies.

Telia has ended the call


The Scandinavian company sold a stake in MegaFon to Gazprombank.

Russian nouveau riches in the crosshairs of British legislation


What should expect the Russian billionaires in the context of the fight against money laundering in the UK.

What means Britain's fight against money-laundering for Russian billionaires


The British authorities have begun a new stage in the fight against the legalization of criminal incomes by foreigners. First of all, the so-called politically significant persons fall under suspicion.

Who will inherit the money of the Russian nouveaux riches


What Russian billionaires say about the fate of their capitals. 

Wiretapping Citadel: how FSB and Interior Ministry generals will help Usmanov's partner


Boris Miroshnikov, formerly head of the K department of the Interior Ministry, who became known for the cause of Yevgeny Chichvarkin, came to the Citadel holding, which is specialized in information security, and another FSB general could follow. 

The owners of the Copper Mountain


Russian oligarch Usmanov's copper reserve: what is Udokan and why develop it?

Metalloinvest has withdrawn from Norilsk Nickel


The 1.79% stake was sold for $400 million.

Metalloinvest lost $200 million on Norilsk Nickel shares in favor of Alisher Usmanov


In 2011, the holding company bought out almost 5% of shares from Usmanov, Skoch and Anisimov, and then sold them cheaper.

The most expensive planes of Russian oligarchs


What the Russian oligarchs use to move their bodies around the world.

Turbulent transaction: Alisher Usmanov did not sell, and Mikhail Gutseriev did not buy


The deal on the sale of "Sladkovsko-Zarechny", which owns oil fields, could pass on an estimate of $270 million.

Which Russian oligarch's yacht is longer?


What yachts the Russian oligarchs have. 

When length matters


How Roman Abramovich, Alisher Usmanov and other Russian billionaires buy and sell luxury yachts.

Alisher Usmanov will offer $1.3 billion for a controlling stake in Arsenal


The Russian businessman wants to get 97% of the shares, buying the stake of the American tycoon Stan Kroenke.

Billionaire blogger: why Usmanov decided to fight Navalny on his field


Billionaire Alisher Usmanov responded to Alexey Navalny's investigation in a manner quite unexpected for himself and other high-ranking involvants of FBK's investigation: the video blog format. "First Channel Generation" begins to understand that the Internet has become a significant information platform, which can not be ignored, experts say.

Alisher Usmanov spat on Alexey Navalny


The main fighter against corruption in Russia forced the oligarch to become a video blogger.

Keys from Udokan


How's Navalny's movie "He's not Dimon" is associated with Iskander Makhmudov, and when Alisher Usmanov will finally give copper to the country. 

Iron ore cooperation


The Donetsk and Lugansk Republics may obtain the Russian iron ore with a discount.

The richest people of Russia in the Forbes global ranking 2017


List of most wealthy Russians for the second consecutive year is headed by the co-owner of "Novatek" and "Sibur" Leonid Michelson.

The Russian government asked Usmanov and Mordashov to help Donbass


The government recommended metallurgical holdings to consider iron ore supplies to companies in the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics, as RBC found out. The plants there were left without raw materials after the introduction of Ukrainian blockade of railway communication with the self-proclaimed republics.

The Anti-Corruption Fund asked the Investigative Committee to initiate a criminal case against Medvedev and Usmanov


It argues that the oligarch gave the premiere a mansion worth 5 billion rubles.

The shareholders of Megafon approved the purchase of control in from Usmanov's USM


The operator will pay $740 million for 63.8% of the voting shares of Mail.Ru Group, of which $640 million at the time of closing, and another $100 million a year later.

"Sponsorship" business of Usmanov


Alisher Usmanov has sponsored the British Everton at $92 million. The owner of the club, along with Solntsevo gang members and a billionaire philanthropist are doing business together.

Udokan is looking for a Russian partner


Alisher Usmanov plans to attract the "copper professional" to the development of the largest deposit.   

Megafon to get control over Group


However, the analysts say it doesn't need control to establish the partnership with the Internet holding.   

MegaFon in contact with


The mobile operator is ready to buy control over the Internet company.