Who 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).
Potanin’s Interros owns 30% of Russian Nickel giant Norilsk Nickel. Potanin sold Russia’s largest media group ProfMedia in 2014.
Profmedia is the owner of magazines, radio stations, movie theaters. Profmedia also broadcasts Russian versions of MTV and VH1.
Vladimir Potanin Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at US$31 billion. That makes him the 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.
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 reported as ‘the most expensive divorce’. A Moscow district court rejected her claim, arguing that the lawsuit’s limitation period had expired