The #89 World’s Billionaires – Mikhail Prokhorov

© Valery Melnikov/Kommersant

Age: 40

Fortune: self made

Source: Metals

Net Worth: 6.4

Country Of Citizenship: Russia

Residence: Moscow, Russia, Europe & Russia

Industry: Mining/Lumber

Marital Status: single, no children

Bachelor of Arts / Science

With Vladimir Potanin, built large holding company Interros by winning over the corporate customers of two huge Soviet-era banks in 1992. The group now has interests in metals, engineering, agriculture and media. Since 2001 Prokhorov has been chairman of its most valuable holding, metals conglomerate Norilsk Nickel. A bachelor, Prokhorov is often featured in the gossip pages for his blowout parties on the French Riviera. But then it’s back to work at his metals plant in the Arctic Circle.

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