Alisher Usmanov

In 1976 he graduated from the Moscow State Institute with a degree in "international law". His classmate was Sergei Yastrzhembsky. He worked as a researcher at the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, the senior consultant of the Central Committee of Youth of Uzbekistan, Director General of Foreign Economic Association of the Soviet Peace Committee. In 1966-1981 Usmanov was a member of the Young Communist League, and later joined the Communist Party. 

In 1980, Usmanov with his friend Nasymovym, security officer of the special department of the KGB, the son of the deputy chairman of the KGB of the Uzbek SSR, were sentenced to 8 years in prison for three articles of the Criminal Code (in including rape). Usmanov was released on parole in 1986, "because of the sincere remorse" and "for good behavior". In July 2000, the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan fully rehabilitated Usmanov, calling the criminal case against him was fabricated. 

I graduated from the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation on a specialty "Banking" in 1997. In 2012, it founded a diversified international company USM Holdings, which has combined the holding "Metalloinvest", "MegaFon" network operators and "Skartel", the leader of the Internet market in the Russian segment of Mail.Ru Group, Disney Russia TV channels "Muz-TV" and " YU". Shares of the holding company as follows: Usmanov (60%), the structure of Vladimir Skoch (30%) and Farhad Moshiri (10%). 

In March 2012 edition of Bloomberg called Usmanov, Russia's richest man, estimating his fortune at US $ 20 billion. In October 2012, he moved into second place, losing to Viktor Vekselberg. In 2013-2015 he headed the list of Russia's richest people. In 2012, according to Forbes magazine, he took 67th place among the most influential people in the world. In 2016, Forbes magazine estimated the state Usmanov at $ 12.5 billion (№ 3 in Russian). 

In April 2010, the British newspaper The Sunday Times Usmanov included in the top ten richest people of Great Britain. It is located on the sixth position in the ranking with a fortune of 4.7 billion pounds (growth compared with 213 per cent last year). In April 2013, it is named the richest man in the UK according to the rating of The Sunday Times Rich List. In 2013, he entered in the annual rating of "50 most influential people" according to the magazine Bloomberg Markets Magazine.

The court banned the media from calling oligarch Usmanov the owner of the villa


A German court has ruled against a newspaper’s claim that sanctioned billionaire Alisher Usmanov is the owner of a luxury property in Bavaria, after Usmanov became the subject of an investigation based on allegations that he owned real estate in Germany.

Alisher Usmanov was recognized as Vladimir Putin's unloved oligarch


The Hamburg court considered the opposite to be slander.

Alisher Usmanov wrote a slander to a German court


Russian-Uzbek oligarch has filed a lawsuit over a search on the Dilbar yacht.

Putin's oligarch Alisher Usmanov complained about the sanctions


The founder and co-owner of the USM holding, Alisher Usmanov, said that he was hurt by the sanctions that Italy imposed against him after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Vagit Alekperov earned the most


Vagit Alekperov topped the ranking of the richest Russians in terms of dividends for 2022.

Chemezov - to Basel, Sechin - to Vienna: where the heads of state corporations fly to a pandemic


Russian elites ignore the ban on international flights.

How Russian millionaires lose money on private flights


Annually, at the brokers' margins, customers using charter business jets lose up to $ 1.2 billion.

Alisher Usmanov spoke about his life under two bottles of vodka


For the first time in more than ten years, the Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov gave an interview to the Financial Times; he spoke about relations with Putin and Abramovich, sanctions and heirs, and parting with Arsenal.

Kommersant stumbled over Valentina Matvienko


The full publication policy department resigned because of an article about the speaker of the Federation Council.

Abramovich, Usmanov and Friedman are among the ten richest people in Britain


Their cumulative fortune The Sunday Times newspaper is estimated at 33.5 billion pounds.

Usmanov - in Sardinia, Vekselberg - in Oman


Where the Russian billionaires flew on the May holidays.

Alisher Usmanov presses Rosbalt


The search at Rosbalt may have been sent to search for evidence that was collected for a material not yet published.

UK closes from Usmanov, Sechin, Deripaska and Rothenberg


Roman Abramovich, Igor Sechin, Alisher Usmanov, Oleg Deripaska, Arkady and Boris Rotenberg were blacklisted by Russian oligarchs in the UK.

Alisher Usmanov will check the wallets of Muscovites and guests of the Russian capital


The structures of the oligarch won the tender of the Moscow metro for processing the fiscal data of passengers, suggesting a negative cost.

In Russia there was the last oligarch


This was told by Alisher Usmanov, who in the US is considered a pro-Kremlin oligarch.

"Rostegh" left Alisher Usmanov one on one with Udokan


The structure of Alisher Usmanov for 10 years of ownership of a license to develop the Udokan copper deposit did nothing.

Alisher Usmanov withdrew from Russia 100 million dollars under the guise of financial assistance to FC Pakhtakor


Representatives of the oligarch said that it was a question of "financial assistance" to the Uzbek football club.

Alisher Usmanov and Alexander Galitsky will pick up the Russian labeling


The Center for Development of Advanced Technologies, which has become a sponsor of the project, will spend 200 billion rubles for 15 years in order to collect forever the fee for each labeled product in Russia.

Alisher Usmanov will hide Vkontakte users from FSB


Within a month, the largest Russian social network "In Contact" will change the rules of privacy and introduce the opportunity to make the profile completely private, leaving access only to its friends.

The election campaign of Sergei Sobyanin is sponsored by Alisher Usmanov, Cossacks and motorists


Sergei Sobyanin's fund has already received more than 113 million rubles, of which 60 he managed to spend. Carefully selected "competitors" do not hurry to spend their budgets.

Sberbank threw $100-150 million to Alisher Usmanov


The State Bank purchased a 10% stake in Mikhailovsky GOK, part of the holding company Metalloinvest, controlled by Alisher Usmanov through a gasket company in Cyprus.

Alisher Usmanov sold 30% stake in the British football club Arsenal


The toxic Russian oligarch is being removed from the UK.

Alisher Usmanov finishes transfer of assets to Russia


Among them, in particular, Metalloinvest and Megafon.

Usmanov's partner can buy speech recognition technology


The manufacturer of IT-systems for the implementation of the law Yarovoy wants to buy the Center for Speech Technology.

Russians will pay taxes to Alisher Usmanov and Sergei Chemezov


With each cigarette, tablet or coat, Russians will pay tribute. The main beneficiary of the introduction of a total marking system in Russia will be the oligarch Alisher Usmanov.

Why did the editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Kommersant" Sergey Yakovlev leave his post


Why did his post leave the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Kommersant, Sergei Yakovlev.

VTB and Alibaba are ready to cooperate


The deal will combine the competencies of the participants.

Vladimir Lisin became the leading supplier of metal for football stadiums in Russia


Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Combine of Viktor Rashnikov outperformed the largest metallurgists. However, the purchase of metal for the construction of stadiums "weather" Russian manufacturers still did not do because of its modest volume - an average of about 100 thousand tons per year.