Achievements

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      Leonid Mikhelson’s fortune got a boost after Chinese state-owned Sinopec paid $1.3 Billion in December for 10% of Sibur, the gas-processing and petrochemical company that he controls.

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      He is a key shareholder in natural gas producer Novatek; billionaire Gennady Timchenko is his partner in both.

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      Novatek, co-owned by Leonid Mikhelson, is the second largest extractor and producer of natural gas in Russia.

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      Currently, Leonid Mikhelson serves as Chairman of the Management Board and Director of Novatek, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sibur, a Moscow, Russia-based petrochemicals company, where he also holds a significant stake.

Leonid Mikhelson owns a super yacht named Pacific which is 85 m long. The luxurious yacht can accommodate 12 guests and 28 crew in 6 and 8 cabins respectively and is worth $150 Million.

Leonid Mikhelson is the largest stakeholder with 25% shares in Novatek which is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia.

Possessions

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      Leonid Mikhelson reportedly attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2013.

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      Leonid Mikhelson is $1.8 Billion Russia’s third-richest person.

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      Leonid Mikhelson commissioned architect Renzo Piano to convert an abandoned power plant in Moscow into a massive new contemporary art gallery.

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      He is Russia’s number one natural gas producer.

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      According to Forbes, his personal fortune was estimated at $15.6 Billion as of 2014.

Interesting Facts

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      Leonid Mikhelson began his career as foreman for a construction company building a gas pipeline in Russia’s Tyumen region.

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      He was ranked one among the “Top 200 Art Collectors” by ArtNews from 2013 to 2015.

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      In July 2014, Novatek, co-owned by Leonid Mikhelson, was included in the U.S. sanctions following the Ukrainian Crisis.

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      He established and named the private foundation, Victoria-The Art of Being Contemporary, after his daughter, Victoria.

Leonid Mikhelson recently bought a 3 bedroom house on Miami Beach worth $15.9 Million.