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“The question is at what price? We have been traditionally interested in the mining sector story, we will keep a close eye on it”.
|Source of Wealth||Energy, Metals, Self Made|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts/Science, Moscow State University of Railway Engineering|
Viktor Vekselberg firstly formed NPO Komvek in 1988, which was soon after private businesses restrictions were removed under Gorbachev administration. After two year with Leonard Blavantnik, he co-founded the Renova Group. His organization Komvek, owned around 67%
In 1997, Viktor Vekselberg attained a stake of 40 percent in Tyumen Oil (TNK), an oil company which was formerly state owned with their interests in different West Siberian oil fields. He had a secured and controlled interest in TNK and was later on appointed in the corporation’s board of directors.
In 2003, his company Renova Group, in collaboration with Alfa Group and Access Industries merged with British Petroleum Russian oil assets creating 50-50 joint venture TNK-BP. TNK-BP is now the third-largest producer of oil in Russia.
In 2007, in partnership with Blavatnik, Viktor Vekselberg acquired a portion of about a stake of 16 percent in United Co. Rusal, world’s largest producer of Aluminum, taking over the Sual Group.
Presently Viktor Vekselberg is operating a huge reorganization of his assets: incorporation of electricity investments and different telecommunication networks which is merger of aluminum possessions of Revona with Oleg Deripaska and also the property division with Leonard Blavatnik.
Viktor Vekselberg has a share of 40% in Tyumen Oil, locate in Russia.
Viktor Vekselberg also finances Fort Ross in California, former Russian trading post.
Viktor Vekselberg came up with the highest number of Faberge Imperial Easter eggs with owning fifteen of them from Forbes publishing family in the New York City. Later on his entire egg collection was exhibited in Dubrovnik and Kremlin in 2007.
In 2005, Viktor Vekselberg spent 1.7 Million Pounds on Christie’s auction for Odalisque, work of famous Russian artist Boris Kustodiev. However, later on experts discovered the painting to be a fake replica.
For displaying his collection of Faberge eggs, he opened the Faberge Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, for which the official inaugural ceremony was held on 19th November 2013.
In 2011, Viktor Vekselberg bought the yacht Tango from the Van Lent Shipyard which has 22 crew members and accommodates 14 guests in its 7 different cabins.
Viktor Bekselberg purchased a home in California, consisting of 6 spacious bedrooms with a beautiful view of the surrounding area. The estimated value of the property is at $16.95 Million.
Viktor Vekselberg, Da Brat (female rapper) and UFC middleweight Champion Anderson Silver share their birthdays on 14th April.
Viktor Vekselberg, Tom Hanks, David Caruso, Randy Jackson and Mel Gibson, all were born in the year 1956.
Viktor Vekselberg also finances Fort Ross in California, former Russian trading post. He has the largest stock of Faberge eggs that was acquired from Forbes family.
He made his very first fortune from selling copper through already used industrial power cables.
Once Viktor Vekselberg was described as the ‘New York City-Lovin Russian Oligarch’ by Gawker. Gawker mainly wrote how Viktor spend most of his time in the New York City.
Winning the 2012 World Superyacht awards, Tango has a metallic grey structure with white hull.