Leonid Mikhelson

Leonid Mikhelson is a Russian businessman, CEO, chairman and major shareholder of the Russian gas company Novatek. His personal fortune was estimated at US$11.9 billion according to Forbes magazine as of March 2012 (72nd in the world list of billionaires).

Laying the foundations

High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/cae2ece2-be3f-11e2-9b27-00144feab7de.html#ixzz2uFkMJKIy Not many people in the art world have heard of Leonid Mikhelson. But the Russian businessman, who is worth $15.4bn, according to Forbes, is emerging as an important funder of international exhibitions. Mikhelson’s foundation, V-A-C, is one of the main sponsors of this year’s Venice Biennale

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