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All You Need to Know About Mikhail Prokhorov, his Net Worth, his House, Private Jet and his Palladium Yacht

Palladium Yacht

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Yacht Length:

95 m (312 ft)


24 in 12 cabins


33 in 16 cabins


Blohm and Voss


Michael Leach Design




19 knots


MTU 16V595


4,447 ton




US$ 200 million

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Mikhail Prokhorov



Prokhorov Net Worth:

US$ 10 billion


Norilsk Nickel


May 3, 1965






Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France

Private Jet:

Airbus A319 (M-RBUS)

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Palladium was build by Blohm and Voss to a Michael Leach Design. Prokhorov sold his shares in Norilsk Nickel for more than US$ 7 billion.

10 Facts About Mikhail Prokhorov you probably didn’t know

  1. He founded Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium.
  2. He sold his shares for more than US$ 7 billion.
  3. His net worth is now US$ 10 billion.
  4. He sold 49% of the Brooklyn Nets to Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai.
  5. He owns a 95 meter yacht named Palladium.
  6. The yacht has a crew of 33 and can accommodate 24 guests.
  7. He lost a US$ 50 million down-payment when planning to buy a villa.
  8. He showed his ‘oligarch lifestyle’ to US tv host Stephen Colbert.
  9. His The Mikhail D Prokhorov Foundation is a private charity supporting and developing cultural initiatives in Russia.
  10. He owns a US$ 70 million Airbus A319 private jet (M-RBUS).

Mikhail ProkhorovMikhail Prokhorov

He is a Russian billionaire oligarch. He is owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team. He was born in May 1965. In 2018 he sold 49% of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center to Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai. He is still controlling owner of the NBA team. Through his Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding. He also owns the New Jersey Nets.

After graduating from the Moscow Finance Institute Prokhorov made his name in the financial sector in Russia. He became one of Russia's leading industrialists in the precious metals sector.

He was a candidate of the 2012 Russian presidential election.

What is Norilsk Nickel?

His Norilsk Nickel became the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium. Until he entered Russian politics in 2011 he was chairman of Polyus Gold. Polyus Gold is Russia's largest gold producer. He also became President of ONEXIM Group.

In April 2008 the Russian oligarch sold his most valuable asset. A 25% plus two shares stake in Norilsk Nickel. He sold the company to RUSAL. RUSAL is a mining conglomerate controlled by fellow billionaire Oleg Deripaska.

Prokhorov received 14% of Rusal stock. And about US$ 5 billion in cash. And an promise to receive US$ 2 billion more.


In 2013 Prokhorov acquired a 21% stake in Uralkali from Suleiman Kerimov. Uralkali is a Russian potash fertilizer producer and exporter. It has 11,000 employees.

What Does he Donate to Philanthropy?

In 2004 Prokhorov founded the The MikhailProkhorov Foundation. The foundation is a private charity. It is supporting and developing new cultural institutions and initiatives in Russia.

The foundations also p romotes Russian culture in the global intellectual community.  

How Much is Mikhail Prokhorov Worth?

In May 2019 Forbes estimated his net worth at US$ 10 billion. Prokhorov has his own website.

Does he Own a Private Jet?

Prokhorov owns an Airbus A319 private jet with registration M-RBUS. An Airbus A319 has a list price of US$ 70 million. The aircraft was built in 2009 and can accommodate 14 passengers.

Where Does Prokhorov Live?

He owns a large house in Villefranche-Sur-Mer near Nice. That is on the Cote D’Azur. In 2010 he planned to buy Villa Leopolda for GBP 360 (US$ 500) million. Villa Leopolda was built for King Leopold of Belgium.

He made a 10% down payment. Which he lost when he backed out of the purchase. He house’ current owner Lily Safra donated the down payment to charity.

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Palladium Yacht

She is built at Blohm and Voss and has a length of 95 meters. She is designed by UK-based Michael Leach Design. Her top speed is 19 knots. Mikhail Dmitriejevitsj Prokhorov is the owner of the yacht Palladium. He also owned the yacht Solemar. Solemar was sold in 2016.

Yacht Paladium Interior

The Palladium yacht has an amazing interior by Michel Leach. The yacht can accommodate 24 guests in 12 cabins. She has a crew of 33.

Superyacht Palladium is build out of steel with an aluminum superstructure. Her features include a large swimming pool on the aft deck.

There is a jacuzzi jet pool and a private cinema. She has custom built yacht tenders.

She is powered by 2 MTU diesel engines. Which bring her a a top speed of 19 knots.  Her cruise speed is 16 knots. We estimate her range at more than 4,500nm. Here you can find some interior photos.  

Is She Available for Yacht Charter?

The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.

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Stephen Colbert

In July 2017 US comedian and The Late Show TV show host Stephen Colbert visited Prokhorov in Russia. They talked about his oligarch lifestyle and his yacht and visited one of his houses.

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Yacht Solemar

The luxury yacht Solemar was built by Amels in 2003. Before completion she was sold to Russian billionaire Prokhorov.

In 2011 the 94 meter superyacht Palladium was delivered to Mr. Prokhorov. The 62 meter yacht Solemar became his ‘smallest’ yacht. Prokhorov sold Solemar in 2013 to a Russian banker. In 2016 she was sold again and named Calypso.

Michael Leach Design

Solemar was designed by Michael Leach. She is powered by twin Caterpillar Engines. She has a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure.

SOLEMAR’s accommodation is dominated by a spectacular two-story master stateroom. The room is approached via a mirrored and bronze lattice-lined hallway.

Disco Floor

The Sun Deck can transform into a disco floor. Complete with overhead lighting, a DJ mixing station and 2,000 watt sound system. Solemar can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 16.

(photo by Guillaume P. Boppe)

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Milhail Dmitriejevitsj Prokhorov’s yacht Solemar.

The yacht Solemar in Antibes.

Solemar was built by Amels.

Solemar was sold in 2016.

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Prokhorov’s house in the Cote D’Azur.

The mansion is situated in the town of Villefranche-sur-Mer.


Photo by Raphael Belly

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Mikhail Prokhorov Russian billionaire oligarch and owner of the Brooklyn Nets May 3, 1965 Norilsk Nickel Ural Kali US$ 10 billion
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
yacht Palladium Built at Blohm and Voss, value US$ 200 million
Airbus A319 private jet M-RBUS