Famous Russian Entrepreneurs

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Roman Abramovich
(Russian Billionaire Businessman and Former Owner of English Premier League Club 'Chelsea' )
Roman Abramovich
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Birthdate: October 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia

Roman Abramovich is an Israeli-Russian businessman and politician. Over the years, he has played an influential role as the primary owner of Millhouse LLC and as the owner of the popular Premier League football club Chelsea F.C. Roman Abramovich is one of the richest persons in the world and has donated over US$2.5 billion to various charitable causes between 1999 and 2013.

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Alisher Usmanov
(Russian Businessman and Oligarch)
Alisher Usmanov
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Birthdate: September 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chust, Uzbekistan
Russian business tycoon Alisher Usmanov made headlines with his massive investments in companies such as Alibaba, Facebook, and Twitter. The owner of Russia’s second-largest telephone operator, MegaFon, bought molecular biologist Dr. James Watson's Nobel Prize medal for $4.8m at an auction and then returned the medal to Watson.
 3 
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
(Russian Exiled Businessman and Founder of 'Open Russia' Political Organization)
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
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Birthdate: June 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Mikhail Khodorkovsky is a Russian businessman and philanthropist. Currently, he is in exile and lives in London. In 2003, he was believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia. The same year, he was arrested by Russian authorities and charged with fraud. President Vladimir Putin pardoned him in 2013, following which he left on his exile. 

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 4 
Dasha Zhukova
(Businesswoman & Art Collector and Founder of 'Garage Museum of Contemporary Art')
Dasha Zhukova
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Birthdate: June 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Moscow-born businesswoman Dasha Zhukova not only co-owns a fashion label but is also an art connoisseur who has established the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and founded Garage magazine. She was previously married to business tycoon and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and later married shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III. 
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 5 
Mikhail Prokhorov
(Business Tycoon)
Mikhail Prokhorov
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Birthdate: May 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, USSR

Mikhail Prokhorov is a Russian billionaire, former owner of the American professional basketball team Brooklyn Nets, and politician. One of Russia's most prominent industrialists, Prokhorov is credited with helping Norilsk Nickel become the largest producer of palladium and nickel in the world. 

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Dmitry Rybolovlev
(Businessman)
Dmitry Rybolovlev
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Birthdate: November 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Perm, Russia

Russian businessman and investor Dmitry Rybolovlev owned the potash producer Uralkali and has been the president of Monaco's football club AS Monaco since 2011. A qualified doctor, he previously worked in a local hospital before entering the world of business. As a businessman, he has made billions of dollars. He has been involved in multiple controversies as well.

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Oleg Deripaska
(Entrepreneur, Investor, Businessperson)
Oleg Deripaska
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Birthdate: January 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russian SFSR

Oleg Deripaska is a Russian industrialist. He is credited with founding one of the country's largest industrial groups, Basic Element. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Deripaska is credited with establishing Russia's largest charitable foundation, Volnoe Delo Foundation. A humanitarian, Oleg Deripaska donated money during the COVID-19 pandemic to build hospitals in Siberia.

 8 
Andrey Melnichenko
(Industrialist)
Andrey Melnichenko
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Birthdate: March 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gomel, Belarus
 9 
Maria Butina
(Entrepreneur)
Maria Butina
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Birthdate: November 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barnaul, Russia
 10 
Boris Berezovsky
(Russian Business Oligarch, Government Official, Engineer and Mathematician)
Boris Berezovsky
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Birthdate: January 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 23, 2013

Russian business-tycoon, engineer, mathematician and government official Boris Berezovsky is counted among the famed Russian oligarchs who made their fortunes during the 1990s, when Russia was going through privatization of state property. He remained a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin since the latter’s election as president in 2000 and was granted political asylum by the UK in 2003.

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Vladislav Doronin
(CEO of Aman Resorts)
Vladislav Doronin
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Birthdate: November 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
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Viktor Vekselberg
(He is the owner and president of Renova Group)
Viktor Vekselberg
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Birthdate: April 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
 13 
Vladimir Potanin
(Businessperson)
Vladimir Potanin
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Birthdate: January 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Billionaire business magnate Vladimir Potanin was named Russia’s richest man by Forbes in 2020. He used the loan-for-shares strategy to gain control over Norilsk Nickel. One of Vladimir Putin’s close associates, he has also been Russia’s deputy prime minister. He is the only Russian who has signed The Giving Pledge.
 14 
Yuri Milner
(Entrepreneur)
Yuri Milner
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Birthdate: November 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow
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Evgeny Lebedev
(Owner of Lebedev Holdings Ltd)
Evgeny Lebedev
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Birthdate: May 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow
 16 
Arkadiy Abramovich
(Russian Businessman and Son of Billionaire Irina Abramovich)
Arkadiy Abramovich
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Birthdate: September 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Arkadiy Abramovich is the son of Russian billionaire businessman and politician Roman Abramovich and his former wife,  Irina Abramovich (née Malandina), a former Aeroflot stewardess. The young man is the founder and owner of ARA Capital, a private investment company. He is also the founder of a vegetable farming company called Greenhouse and has acquired Royal Atlantic Energy (Cyprus) Limited. 

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Dmitry Mazepin
(He is the majority shareholder and chair of Uralchem Integrated Chemicals Company)
Dmitry Mazepin
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Birthdate: April 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
 18 
Peter Carl Fabergé
(Russian Jeweller Best Known for the Famous 'Fabergé Eggs' Made of Precious Metals and Gemstones)
Peter Carl Fabergé
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Birthdate: May 30, 1846
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 24, 1920

Apart from being the official jeweler of the Russian imperial court, Peter Carl Fabergé also created some of the most innovative jewelry designs, such as the iconic Fabergé eggs. He had also launched workshops in London, Moscow, and Kiev. Later, hounded by the revolutionary government, he fled to Switzerland.

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Sergei Diaghilev
(Russian Art Critic, Ballet Impresario and Founder of the 'Ballets Russes')
Sergei Diaghilev
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Birthdate: March 31, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chudovsky District, Russia
Died: August 19, 1929

Sergei Diaghilev was a Russian ballet impresario, patron, and art critic. He is credited with founding the popular ballet company Ballets Russes, which has produced some of the greatest and popular choreographers and dancers like Tamara Karsavina, Lydia Sokolova, Serge Lifar, and Alicia Markova. Sergei Diaghilev is remembered for placing the needs of his company and dancers above his own.

 20 
Alexander Lebedev
(Businessman)
Alexander Lebedev
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Birthdate: December 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Julia Lemigova
(Beauty pageant winner, Business women)
Julia Lemigova
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Birthdate: June 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 22 
Eugene Kaspersky
(computer scientist, programmer, inventor)
Eugene Kaspersky
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Birthdate: October 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novorossiysk
 23 
Vagit Alekperov
(Russian-Azerbaijani Entrepreneur & Former President of the Oil Company 'Lukoil' (1993 - 2022))
Vagit Alekperov
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Birthdate: September 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

Vagit Alekperov is a Russian-Azerbaijani entrepreneur best known for his service as the president of the PJSC Lukoil Oil Company from 1993 to 2022. Counted among the richest people in the world, Vagit Alekperov is also known for his philanthropic efforts. In 2007, he established a non-profit organization called Our Future, which aims at promoting social entrepreneurship in Russia.

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Ekaterina Rybolovleva
(Businessperson)
Ekaterina Rybolovleva
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Birthdate: June 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perm, Russia
 25 
Leonid Mikhelson
(Russian businessman)
Leonid Mikhelson
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Birthdate: August 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kaspiysk
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Sergei Pugachev
(Entrepreneur and Politician)
Sergei Pugachev
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Birthdate: February 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kostroma, Russia
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Andrey Andreev
(Russian entrepreneur)
Andrey Andreev
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Birthdate: February 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow
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Alexander Abramov
(Businessperson who became one of the two heads of Evraz, Russia's largest steel producer)
Alexander Abramov
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Birthdate: February 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 29 
German Khan
(Businessperson, co-founding Alfa Group, LetterOne, and L1 Energy)
German Khan
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Birthdate: October 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
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Elvira Nabiullina
(Russian Economist and Governor of the Bank of Russia)
Elvira Nabiullina
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Birthdate: October 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ufa, Russia

The first woman to serve as the governor of the Central Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina has also been an economic advisor to Russian president Vladamir Putin. The daughter of a factory manager mother and a driver father, she made it to the Forbes Power Women 2020 list.

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Ivan Savvidis
(Russian Politician and Deputy of the State Duma)
Ivan Savvidis
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Birthdate: March 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Gruzino, Tsalka

Ivan Savvidis is a Russian-Greek politician and businessman best known for his close association with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A former member of the Russian Parliament, Savvidis is currently one of Russia's wealthiest men.

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Alexey Miller
(Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Russian energy company Gazprom)
Alexey Miller
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Birthdate: January 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 33 
Aras Agalarov
(Real estate entrepreneur)
Aras Agalarov
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Birthdate: November 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
 34 
Miroslava Duma
(Entrepreneur, Investor)
Miroslava Duma
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Birthdate: March 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Surgut, Russia
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Farkhad Akhmedov
(Businessman and politician)
Farkhad Akhmedov
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Birthdate: September 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
 36 
Viktor Chernomyrdin
(Former Prime Minister of Russia (Dec 1992 - Mar 1998, Aug 1998 - Sept 1998))
Viktor Chernomyrdin
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Birthdate: April 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chernyy Otrog, Russia
Died: November 3, 2010

Viktor Chernomyrdin had started his career at an oil refinery. He later became the Russian gas industry minister and the prime minister of Russia. He was also widely infamous for his idioms in syntactically incorrect language, later named Chernomyrdinki. A new diesel-electric icebreaker has been named after him.

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Tatyana Bakalchuk
(Entrepreneur)
Tatyana Bakalchuk
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Birthdate: October 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow Oblast, Russia
 38 
Natalya Kaspersky
(Entrepreneur)
Natalya Kaspersky
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Birthdate: February 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 39 
Vladimir Gusinsky
(Founder of Media-Most)
Vladimir Gusinsky
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Birthdate: October 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 40 
Boris Romanovich Rotenberg
(Businessman, Co-founder of SMP Bank)
Boris Romanovich Rotenberg
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Birthdate: January 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 41 
Sergei Roldugin
(Cellist, Businessman)
Sergei Roldugin
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Birthdate: September 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sakhalin, Russia
 42 
Pyotr Aven
(Head of Alfa-Bank)
Pyotr Aven
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Birthdate: March 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 43 
Yelena Baturina
(Entrepreneur)
Yelena Baturina
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Birthdate: March 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 44 
Olga Kay
(Entrepreneur)
Olga Kay
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Birthdate: November 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
 45 
Igor Makarov
(Businessman)
Igor Makarov
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Birthdate: April 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
 46 
Goga Ashkenazi
(Entrepreneur)
Goga Ashkenazi
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Birthdate: February 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taraz, Kazakhstan
 47 
Herman Gref
(Politician and Banker)
Herman Gref
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Birthdate: February 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Panfilovo, Kazakhstan
 48 
Telman Ismailov
(Chairman of the Russian AST Group of companies, which is active in many countries)
Telman Ismailov
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Birthdate: October 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
 49 
Iskander Makhmudov
(Businessman, Founder/owner of Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company)
Iskander Makhmudov
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Birthdate: December 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bukhara, Uzbekistan
 50 
Pavel Tretyakov
(Founder of the Moscow Merchant Bank)
Pavel Tretyakov
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Birthdate: December 27, 1832
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 16, 1898