Vladimir Potanin Net Worth
Vladimir Potanin net worth: Vladimir Potanin is a businessman who has a net worth of $17 billion dollars which makes him one of the richest people in Russia. Born in Moscow, Russia, Vladimir Potanin attended the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. His first job after graduating was with the Soyuzpromexport, part of the Ministry of Foreign Trade. In the early 90s, he left the Ministry of Foreign Trade and launched his own company, Interros, with fellow businessman, Mikhail Prokhorov. Interros is a successful holding company that oversees such corporations as Norilsk Nickel, a mining company, and Sidanco, an oil firm. He also runs ProfMedia, the multimedia corporation that is responsible for the Russian arms of MTV and VH1, among many other entertainment outlets. He is also the Head of the National Council on Corporate Governance, serves on the Board Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State Hermitage, and a member of the Russian Public Chamber.
Net Worth details: Vladimir Potanin owns a 30.4 percent stake in the publicly traded mining company Norilsk Nickel which produces nearly 13 percent of the nickel in the world as well as 44 percent of palladium. Over the years Potanin has earned more than $2 billion from dividends in the company and has made another $2 billion selling shares in buyback programs. He has also made $2 billion from selling his Rosbank stock. Potanin was one of the biggest private investors in projects for the 2014 Sochi Olympics and was formerly in a business partnership with Mikhail Prokhorov.