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Vladimir PotaninWho is Vladimir Potanin?

Potanin is a Russian businessman and oligarch. Potanin acquired his wealth notably through the loans-for-shares program in Russia. He was born in January 1961. He is married to Ekaterina. He has 5 children: Anastasiya, Ivan, Vasily, Barbara and Vladimir Jr.

Vladimir Olegovich Potanin is the owner of three yachts Anastasia, Barbara and Nirvana. (Update he sold Anastasia in 2018).

What is Interros?

Potanin's Interros owns 30% of Russian Nickel giant Norilsk Nickel. Potanin also controls Russia's largest media group ProfMedia.

Profmedia is owner of magazines, radio stations,movie theaters. Profmedia also broadcasts Russian versions of MTV and VH1.

How Much is Vladimir Potanin Worth?

His net worth is estimated at US$ 19 billion (August 2019). That makes him the 4th richest man in Russia.

Potanin personally financed the construction of the Rosa Hutor ski resort. Which was used for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. Potanin is an active philanthropist through his  VladimirPotanin Foundation.

How Expensive was His Divorce?

Vladimir and his (ex)wife Natalia Potanina divorced in 2014. She filed a lawsuit in 2017 for a Moscow court. Claiming US$ 7 billion. The case was already reported as ‘the most expensive divorce’.

Does He Own a Private Jet?

Potanin owns three private jets. A brand new (2017) Gulfstream G650 (OE-LUC). He also owns a Gulfstream G550 built in 2013. (registration OE-LPN). And he owns another G550 built in 2013 (OE-IPE).  

Update: the EU-LPN was sold and is now registered as N107AL.

The latter is available for charter. The jets have a list price of around US$ 60 million each.

Where Does Potanin Live?

We believe Potanin owns houses in London, New York, Moscow and the South of France. But we have not been able to find an address (yet). Do you know more about a residence owned by Potanin? Please do send us a message.

To Whom Did he Sold his Yacht Anastasia?

Potanin’s luxury yacht Anastasia was named after his daughter Anastasia. She is designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. Anastasia had her own website. And she was available for charter at a rate of approx USD 700.000 per week.

The yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. She has 20 crew in 10 cabins. She was delivered in 2008 by Oceanco. Anastasia was sold in 2018. She is now named Wheels.

Who is Ralf Schmid?

Her new owner is German multi millionaire Ralf Schmid. He sold his Uniwheels company in 2017. Uniwheels produces aluminum car wheels.

Including an earlier IPO and a few dividend payments, he received a total of EUR 465 million on the sale of his company. We estimate the total net worth of Ralf Schmid at US$ 500 million.

He purchased the yacht Wheels for approx US$ 70 million. He also owns a Cessna Citation 650 with registration VP-CAR.

M/Y Barbara Yacht

The yacht Barbara was delivered by Oceanco in 2017. She is also designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. The yacht is named after Potanin’s youngest daughter Barbara. She has a length of 88.5 meters (290 ft).

Barbara an accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms. And has a crew of 20. She has the same color scheme as her owner’s two other yachts.

She is powered by 2 MTU engines. Which bring her a top speed of 19 knots. Her cruise speed is 12 knots. She has a range of more than 4,500nm.

Barbara is listed for sale as Potanin is building a bigger yacht in the Netherlands.

M/Y Nirvana Yacht

Potanin actually owned three mega yachts. As he is also the owner of the Oceanco yacht Nirvana.

Again designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. Nirvana is slightly larger than Anastasia and was delivered in 2013. Shje can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 18.

Nirvana is powered by 2 MTU engines. She can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots. Her cruise speed is 14 knots.

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The yacht Anastasia, now named Wheels.

Potanin’s yacht Nirvana.

Potanin’s latest yacht Barbara.

The Oceanco Barbara (photo by Dutch Yachting).

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Follow the location of the yacht Wheels live.

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The 2016 Gulfstream G650 OE-LUC. The jet has a value of US$ 75 million.

The G550 OE-LPN. The jet was sold in 2017 and now bears N107AL.

OE-IPE. The US$ 60 million jet was built in 2013.

Nirvana, Anastasia and Barbara all have the same font.

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Barbara Photo Gallery

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Vladimir Potanin: his Net Worth, his House, Jet and his yachts Barbara and Nirvana

MY Barbara | Specifications

Boat Name:


Yacht Length:

88.5m (290 ft)


12 in 6 cabins


20 in 10 cabins




Sam Sorgiovanni Designs



Maximum Speed:

19 knots


MTU 20V4000


2,984 ton



Barbara Yacht Price:

US$ 150 million

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Vladimir Potanin



Vladimir Potanin Net Worth:

US$ 19 billion


Interros, Norilsk Nickel


January 3, 1961


Ekaterina Potanina


Anastasia, Ivan, Vasily, Barbara and Vladimir Jr.


Moscow, Russia

Private Jet:

Gulfstream G650 (OE-LUC)

Gulfstream G550 (OE-LPN)

Gulfstream G550 (OE-IPE)

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Potanin also owns the Oceanco yacht Nirvana. And he sold the yacht Anastasia in  2018. She is now named Wheels. See our Amazing Photo Gallery at the bottom of this page. Both Barbara and Nirvana are listed for sale, as he is building a yacht bigger than 100 meter in the Netherlands.

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Inside the yacht Barbara

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