Vladimir Potanin

With a net worth of $14.5 Billion, Vladimir Potanin is listed as the 4th richest person in Russia. Primary owner of Interros, a major Russian private investment company, Vladimir also owns 30% of Norilsk Nickel. Norilsk is the foremost producer of nickel and palladium in the world and is also a top miner of platinum and copper and from its Siberian base runs mines in Australia, Botswana, Finland and South Africa. Potanin also controls Russia's largest media group, ProfMedia, owner of magazines, radio stations, movie theaters; it also broadcasts Russian versions of MTV and VH1.