Famous Russian Entrepreneurs

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 1 Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: August 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow
Google co-founder Sergey Brin also served as the president of Alphabet Inc. The seventh-richest person in the world as of 2020, Brin earlier dropped his PhD plans at Stanford, following which he and Larry Page launched Google in a garage. He is a devoted philanthropist and a Democratic Party donor.

 2 Alisher Usmanov

Alisher Usmanov
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Famous As: Business Magnate
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 Maria Butina

Maria Butina
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barnaul, Russia
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 4 Dasha Zhukova

Dasha Zhukova
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Famous As: Businesswoman & Art Collector
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 Dmitry Rybolovlev

Dmitry Rybolovlev
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Famous As: Businessman
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.

 6 Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Mikhail Khodorkovsky
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: June 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow

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. 

 7 Mikhail Prokhorov

Mikhail Prokhorov
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Famous As: Business Tycoon
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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 8 Vladislav Doronin

Vladislav Doronin
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Famous As: CEO of Aman Resorts
Birthdate: November 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg

 9 Oleg Deripaska

Oleg Deripaska
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor, Businessperson
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.

 10 Yuri Milner

Yuri Milner
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow

 11 Boris Berezovsky

Boris Berezovsky
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Famous As: Businessman
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.

 12 Viktor Vekselberg

Viktor Vekselberg
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Famous As: He is the owner and president of Renova Group
Birthdate: April 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine

 13 Evgeny Lebedev

Evgeny Lebedev
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Famous As: Owner of Lebedev Holdings Ltd
Birthdate: May 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow

 14 Julia Lemigova

Julia Lemigova
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Famous As: Beauty pageant winner, Business women
Birthdate: June 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 15 Sergei Diaghilev

Sergei Diaghilev
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Famous As: Art Critic
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.

 16 Ekaterina Rybolovleva

Ekaterina Rybolovleva
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: June 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perm, Russia

 17 Eugene Kaspersky

Eugene Kaspersky
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Famous As: computer scientist, programmer, inventor
Birthdate: October 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novorossiysk

 18 Andrey Melnichenko

Andrey Melnichenko
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Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: March 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gomel, Belarus

 19 Vladimir Potanin

Vladimir Potanin
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Famous As: Businessperson
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.

 20 Alexander Lebedev

Alexander Lebedev
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow

 21 Leonid Mikhelson

Leonid Mikhelson
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Famous As: Russian businessman
Birthdate: August 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kaspiysk

 22 Arkadiy Abramovich

Arkadiy Abramovich
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Famous As: Roman Abramovich's Son
Birthdate: September 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow

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. 

 23 Miroslava Duma

Miroslava Duma
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor
Birthdate: March 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Surgut, Russia

 24 Andrey Andreev

Andrey Andreev
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Famous As: Russian entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow

 25 Aras Agalarov

Aras Agalarov
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Famous As: Real estate entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

 26 Alexey Miller

Alexey Miller
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Famous As: Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Russian energy company Gazprom
Birthdate: January 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 27 Elvira Nabiullina

Elvira Nabiullina
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Banker
Birthdate: October 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ufa

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.

 28 Vladimir Gusinsky

Vladimir Gusinsky
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Famous As: Founder of Media-Most
Birthdate: October 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 29 Natalya Kaspersky

Natalya Kaspersky
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 30 Yelena Baturina

Yelena Baturina
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 31 Tatyana Bakalchuk

Tatyana Bakalchuk
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: October 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow Oblast, Russia

 32 Valentin Pavlov

Valentin Pavlov
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Famous As: Former Premier of the Soviet Union
Birthdate: September 27, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 30, 2003

Valentin Pavlov served as the prime minister of Russia under the presidentship of Mikhail Gorbachev. Initially a government economist, he later joined the ministry of finance and then the Communist Party. He was later involved in a coup to oust Gorbachev and stop the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

 33 Goga Ashkenazi

Goga Ashkenazi
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: February 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taraz, Kazakhstan

 34 Sergei Roldugin

Sergei Roldugin
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Famous As: Cellist, Businessman
Birthdate: September 28, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sakhalin, Russia

 35 Olga Kay

Olga Kay
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

 36 Igor Makarov

Igor Makarov
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

 37 Pyotr Aven

Pyotr Aven
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Famous As: Head of Alfa-Bank
Birthdate: March 16, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 38 Pavel Tretyakov

Pavel Tretyakov
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: December 15, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: December 4, 1898

 39 André Tchelistcheff

André Tchelistcheff
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Famous As: Winemaker
Birthdate: December 7, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: April 5, 1994

 40 Savva Mamontov

Savva Mamontov
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Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: October 15, 1841
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yalutorovsk, Russia
Died: April 6, 1918

 41 Roman Avdeev

Roman Avdeev
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Banker
Birthdate: July 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Odintsovo

 42 Rem Vyakhirev

Rem Vyakhirev
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Samara, Russia
Died: February 11, 2013

 43 Semyon Alapin

Semyon Alapin
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: November 19, 1856
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 15, 1923

 44 Boris Mints

Boris Mints
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Famous As: President and Founder of the Boris Mints Institute
Birthdate: July 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rîbnița, Moldova

 45 Farkhad Akhmedov

Farkhad Akhmedov
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Famous As: Businessman and politician
Birthdate: September 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

 46 Telman Ismailov

Telman Ismailov
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Famous As: Chairman of the Russian AST Group of companies, which is active in many countries
Birthdate: October 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

 47 Dmitry Mazepin

Dmitry Mazepin
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Famous As: He is the majority shareholder and chair of Uralchem Integrated Chemicals Company
Birthdate: April 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

 48 Gustav Fabergé

Gustav Fabergé
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Famous As: Jeweller and father of Peter Carl Fabergé, maker of Fabergé eggs
Birthdate: February 18, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pärnu, Estonia
Died: January 3, 1894

 49 Alfred Koch

Alfred Koch
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Famous As: Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (17 March – 13 August 1997)
Birthdate: February 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zyryanovsk, Kazakhstan

 50 German Khan

German Khan
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Famous As: Businessperson, co-founding Alfa Group, LetterOne, and L1 Energy
Birthdate: October 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine