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|Source of Wealth||Steel, Telecom, Investments, Selfmade|
|Education||Master of Laws, Moscow institute of International relations; master, Finance academy under the Government of the Russian Federation.|
Alisher Usmanov has a 60% economic interest and 100% voting rights in USM Holdings, a global conglomerate with main investments in metals and mining industry, telecommunications, technology, and media.
In 2009, Digital Sky Technologies (later Mail.ru), invested $200 Million for 1.96% stake in Facebook, a social networking website. Also invested in Twitter Groupon, Zynga, AirBnB, ZocDoc, Alibaba and 360Buy.
Alisher Usmanov is co-owner of MegaFox, Russia’s second-largest mobile telephone operator which serves more than 65 Million people.
In 2013, he invested $100 Million in Apple, he invested in newspapers; namely -Kommersant, made a purchase of $25 Million for a 50 % stake in Russian sports channel 7TV. He is currently the co-owner of UTH, a media company that holds around 51% of Disney Russia and 100% of Muz TV and U television channels.
Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov is the founder of Metalloinvest having headquarters located in Moscow.
Alisher Usmanov bought Tudor mansion for $10 Million. Built in 1524, the mansion is spread across 300 acres.
Alisher Usmanov bought U.S. scientist James Watson’s Nobel Prize Gold Medal at $4.8 Million and returned it to the scientist.
He is a professional athlete himself and was an accomplished fencer and also a member of the Uzbekistan National Team. He is now the head of the International Fencing Federation. He owns a third of the English football club Arsenal FC.
He owns a Tudor Mansion, situated in Surrey, England built in 1524 which spreads across 300 acres. The house was bought for $10 Million and is his secondary residence since 2004.
He owns a Victorian Mansion built in 1838. The mansion was purchased for $77 Million in 2008. The Beechwood house is located at High Gate Society, Hampstead Lance, and London.
He owns a superyacht, named Dilbar. The yacht was the first yacht built with particle filters on the main engine exhausts to control carbon emissions.
Alisher Usmanov bought an airbus A340, the biggest private jet in Russia and in Europe for $500 Million.
Alisher Usmanov owns Dilbar measuring 361 feet in length and weighs over 4,000 tons. The mega yacht is worth $263 Million and can accommodate up to 20 guests and 48 crew members.