Andrey Melnichenko Biography
Birthday: March 8, 1972 (Pisces)
Born In: Gomel, Belarus
Andrey Melnichenko is a Russian industrialist and philanthropist who was ranked 89th in the Forbes World’s billionaires list (9th in Russia) in 2017. One of the self-made business magnates of the country, he has laboriously worked his way to the top with his acute sense of business and skill sets. Initially starting off in the banking and finance sector, Melnichenko soon progressed to setting up industries. He began by forming the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) and later proceeded to acquire a stake the mineral and chemical Company EuroChem. He also set up the energy generating company, Siberian Generating Company. Currently, Melnichenko holds about 90% of the company shares in EuroChem and about 92.2% of the shares in SUEK and SGK each. He serves as the Chairman of the Strategy Committee at all the three- EuroChem Group AG, SUEK Group and SGK. His personal wealth is estimated to be $13.2 billion, making him the 9th richest Russian in the country. Business apart, Melnichenko is also one of Russia’s main social investors and philanthropists. As of now, he has invested about $16 billion in Russia’s economy and industrial sector.