He enjoys hunting and has a large collection of sporting guns and rifles. According to US diplomatic cables released by wikileaks, he is known for carrying handguns to his business meetings.
He has been known as a Chairman of the Board of Directors of theKontinental Hockey League, and President of the SKA (St. Petersburg) ice hockey club. He is a citizen of Russia, Finlandand Armenia.
He is chairman and the majority shareholder of Novolipetskor NLMK, one of the four largest steel companies in Russia. He is a leading world authority on metallurgical processes.
Mikhelson often partners with Russian billionaire Gennady Timchenko on business and investment projects. They are partners and majority shareholders in Novatek and Sibur.
As deputy minister of the oil and gas industry of the Soviet Union, Alekperov was engaged in the formation of the first vertically integrated state-owned energy company, Langepas-Uray-Kogalymneft.
Russian conglomerate with interests in metal, energy and mining companies. As of July 2013 he has an estimated worth of $13 billion.
In April 2009, Swiss Federal Finance Department initiated a criminal investigation against Vekselberg in connection to alleged violations of securities law. As a result of the investigation, Vekselberg was fined $38 Million by Swiss authorities.
Usmanov is a member of the Councils of the 2014 Sochi XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games.
In July 2005, he was involved in a privatization scandal. Two luxury houses formerly owned by the government were sold in 2003 for a price significantly below market value to two companies, one of which is owned by Fridman and another by the former Russian prime-minister Mikhail Kasyanov
Vladimir Olegovich Potanin (Russian; born 3 January 1961) is a Russian billionaire entrepreneur and oligarch. He acquired his wealth notably through the controversial loans-for-shares program in Russia. He has an estimated net worth of $15.4 billion dollars.