Igor Altushkin is the founder and largest shareholder of RMK, Russia's third-largestcopper producer, though in spring 2011 he sold a 25% stake to Ruslan Baysarov.After the deal, the two purchased the Elegest coal field, the biggest asset held byformer head of Mezhprombank Sergey Pugachev. In fall 2009, with IskanderMakhmudov's UGMK, Altushkin bought a controlling stake in Chelyabinsk ZincFactory, the largest zinc producer in Russia. He started out in the early 1990s tradingscrap metals. In 1997, Altushkin established Uralelectromed-Vtortsvetmet, whichbecame the main supplier of scrap and copper to UGMK. Altushkin also purchasedMadonna's former home in London.
Alexei Ananyev, together with brother and fellow billionaire Dmitry, started outimporting computers to Russia. The brothers then set up a bank and have been activein real estate and media. Alexei heads up their IT business and general strategy. In2011, they bought the Alfa Arbat Center, an office building in central Moscow, for$230 million. In 2010, the brothers sold their telecommunication company Synterra toMegafon, which is owned by billionaire Alisher Usmanov and Alfa Group, for $745million. Despite their wealth they felt a lack of education and completed executiveMBAs at the University of Chicago in 2005. Both brothers are very religious. Alexeiuses his free time to assist clergymen at Moscow's Church of the Trinity. Has holdsthe largest collection of Socialist realism-style art in Russia. At the end of 2011, heopened a museum displaying his collection.
With brother and fellow billionaire Alexei, started out importing computers to Russia.Brothers then set up a bank and have been active in real estate and media. In 2011,they bought the Alfa Arbat Center, an office building in central Moscow, for $230million. In 2010, the brothers sold their telecommunication company Synterra toMegafon, which is owned by billionaire Alisher Usmanov and Alfa Group, for $745million. Despite their wealth they felt a lack of education and completed executiveMBAs at the University of Chicago in 2005. Both brothers are very religious. Dmitry isa Federal Council (Senate) representative for the gas-rich polar region of Yamal. Sincehe became a senator in 2006, his brother Alexei handles all their businesses.
Vasily Anisimov sold off much of his stake in Metalloinvest—the majority of hisfortune--to state-controlled bank VTB; a major chunk of the price repaid a bank loanhe’d taken out for his development company, Coalco. Boris Berezovsky claimed partof Metalloinvest and sued Anisimov for $600 million. In the 1990s, Anisimov was oneof the best-known Russian businessmen, and co-owner of aluminum plants and thebank Rossiyskiy Kredit. In 2000, he sold all his holdings in Russia and laid low for fouryears. In 2004, he made a comeback as co-owner of Metalloinvest with fellowbillionaires Alisher Usmanov and Andrei Skoch.
Roman Avdeev is the owner of Credit Bank of Moscow. The bank successfully survivedthe crisis of the world’s financial system: in three years its assets rose more than 3times to $7 billion. Avdeev started in the late 1980s in decoder production, then inthe 1990s bought a bank. He also owns agricultural land and commercial and