Who is Dmitry Rybolovlev?
He is a Russian billionaire who controlled Uralkali. He was born in November 1966. Until a few years ago he was married to Elena. They have two daughters (Ekaterina and Anna). He sold Uralkali. He is a shareholder in AS Monaco and Bank of Cyprus.
In December 2011, Rybolovlev acquired two-thirds of the French-
Dmitry Rybolovlev Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at US$ 7 billion.
Rybolovlev owns a 9.7% stake in the Bank of Cyprus. For which he paid US$ 295 million.
Rybolovlev is an avid art collector. In 2018 he made headlines. He sold the Salvator Mundi painting made by Leonardo da Vinci. That was at Christie’s in New York for US$450.3 million. The buyer was the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
Later it became clear that the UAE Minister of Presidential Affairs Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan was bidding against the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
Their bidding power increased the purchase price significantly. Sheikh Mansour later gifted his yacht Topaz to the Crown Prince. To offset the high bidding price.
The Most Expensive Divorce Ever
In 2014 a Swiss court ordered Rybolovlev to pay his ex-wife Elena Rybolovleva US$ 4.5 billion. Which was named ‘the world’s most expensive divorce settlement’.
However, in 2015 the court had significantly reduced the settlement. Down to an amount of US$ 600 million. And we were told that later that year the couple had reached an amicable divorce settlement.
In 2018 he was charged by Monaco prosecutors in relation to a probe into corruption and influence peddling. His La Belle Epoque penthouse was raided by Monaco police.
He was accused of using his wealth and power to influence local officials to have Swiss businessman Yves Bouvier arrested. He pushed for Bouvier’s prosecution. It was related to art purchases. Rybolovlev’s lawyers said they regret the breach of confidentiality of the inquiry.
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Dmitry Rybolovlev House
He lives in a US$ 300 million Penthouse in Monaco. in the famous La Belle Epoque building. And he also owns the island of Skorpios. Which he bought from the estate of the late Onassis for his daughter Ekaterina. And in 2008 Rybolovlev bought Donald Trump’s Palm Beach mansion. It is named Maison de L’Amitie. He paid US$ 95 million for the house. A few years ago, the house was demolished. Rybolovlev split the plot in 3 and sold each at a profit.