The Russian Oligarch, His Call Girl Girlfriend, And A $19 Million Loan To Paul Manafort

By on February 19, 2018 in ArticlesBillionaire News

Oleg Deripaska is a 50-year-old Russian billionaire oligarch industrialist who is buddy buddy with President Vladimir Putin. He has recently been getting a lot of attention due to his ties to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Oh, and his girlfriend is a call girl who goes by the moniker "Nastya Rybka, Oligarch Huntress."

Manafort owes Deripaska $19 million. Let that sink in for a moment. Forget the whole link to Trump thing, he borrowed $19 million from a Russian oligarch. That points to a certain lack of common sense. For that $19 million, Manafort allegedly offered to brief Deripaska on the U.S. presidential race in July 2016, two weeks before Trump accepted the nomination as the Republican candidate for President.

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In May 2016, Deripaska reportedly offered to cooperate with the investigations into the Russian meddling in the U.S. Presidential race. Manafort is a suspect in that case. However, Deripaska was seeking full immunity and was not granted it. All is not lost though, because a biography of Aleksi Navalny, an opposition leader on a corruption fighting campaign revealed a whole bunch of new dirt.

Navalny uploaded a video to YouTube that describes Deripaska's three-day yacht trip in 2016. Accompanying the billionaire on this voyage were his call girl girlfriend, and Sergei Prikhodko, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister who is the most influential officer in foreign relations at the Kremlin. In the expose, Navalny discusses his belief that the connection between Manafort, Deripaska, and Prikhodko is at the center of the FBI's investigation into the suspected collusion with the Russian government.

Only time will tell how big of a part Manafort and Deripaska's played in the suspected Russian collusion in the U.S. presidential race.

Oleg Deripaska has a net worth of $7.5 billion.

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She has written for Los Angeles Magazine, Your Tango, Thinknum Media, and various airline magazines. Follow her on Facebook. Amy's favorite self-made billionaire is Sara Blakely.
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