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“I am not trying to say that I am poor and that I don’t like beautiful things. But I don’t like luxury for luxury sake or in the sense of showing off luxury”.
|Source Of Wealth||Metals, Self Made|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts / Science, Moscow Institute of International Relations|
President of the Interros Foreign Trade Association in 1990.
From 1992 to 1993, he served as the Vice-President, and then as President of the International Company for Finance and Investments (MFK), a banking institution.
In 1993 he became President of UNEXIM Bank and Chairman of MFK’s Board of Directors.
From August 14, 1996 to March 17, 1997 he served as the first deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation in charge of economic issues.
IIn May 1997, Mr. Potanin reprised his role as president of UNEXIM Bank.
Mr. Potanin has served as the CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel since December 17, 2012.
In June 2015, Mr. Potanin was nominated President and Chairman of the Management Board of MMC Norilsk Nickel.
Vladimir Potanin controls Norilsk Nickel, through Interros with his 30% share in the company.
Vladimir Potanin is the owner of luxury motor yacht The Anastasia measuring 76 m (249 ft).
Luxury motor yacht The 88.5 m (290 ft) Nirvana, built in 2012 by Oceanco.
Luxury motor yacht The 76 m (249 ft) Anastasia, built in 2008 by Oceanco.
Vladimir Potanin is also affiliated with Altpoint Capital Partners which is known to own some Ford models.
Potanin is the only Russian to sign the Giving Pledge.
Personally financed the construction of the Rosa Khutor ski resort, which was used for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.
Vladimir Potanin is the fourth wealthiest man in Russia with a net worth of $12.1 Billion.
Vladimir Potanin also oversees the largest media group in Russia which includes movie theaters, radio stations, VH1 knockoffs, MTV and magazines.
For 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Vladimir Potanin personally financed the construction of the Rosa Khutor ski resort.