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.
Vladimir Potanin, the billionaire shareholder and chief executive officer of OAO GMK Norilsk Nickel, is divorcing his wife in proceedings that started today, according to documents on a Moscow court’s website. Potanin, 52, filed in November to end his marriage with his wife, Natalya, the documents show.
After years of vicious shareholder infighting, lawsuits and mudslinging, Norilsk Nickel’s oligarch shareholders are scrambling to overhaul its investment strategy and management structure following the ...
Vladimir Potanin has survived power struggles with Russian oligarchs and life as a business leader under Vladimir Putin to remain atop OAO Norilsk Nickel, the mining company he effectively has run for nearly 20 years.
Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin bought a $95,000 white truffle from NYC restaurateur Nello Balan, according to the New York Post.
Russian multi-billionaires were created by Boris Yeltsin, who needed support to win the 1996 presidential elections.