Source of Usmanov’s Wealth
He is the majority shareholder of Metalloinvest. Metalloinvest is a leading global iron ore and HBI producer and supplier.
He is also a co-owner of UTH Russia. One of Russia’s fastest-growing commercial television broadcasters. His channels include the Disney Channel, U channel and MUZ-TV channel.
Besides this, he personally owns the Kommersant and Sekret Firmy Publishing Houses. He is a co-owner of Russia’s second-largest mobile telephone operator MegaFon and Mail.ru.
Mail.Ru Group is Russia’s number one Internet company. Mail.RU reaches 85% of Russian users every month. It is the world’s fourth-largest Internet company based on total page views. Is has a global monthly audience of 97.4 million users.
Mail.Ru operates two leading Russian social networks. My World and Odnoklassniki.ru. It also owns a 40% stake in VKontakte, Russia’s number one social networking site.
He is the largest investor in Digital Sky Technologies. DST was an early investor in Facebook.
Through DST and Mail.Ru Group investments, Mr. Usmanov holds stakes in some of the world’s leading and most valuable internet assets. Investments include Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, Zynga, Spotify, Zocdoc, Airbnb, Alibaba, and 360buy.
How much did Usmanov pay for Arsenal FC shares?
He was a major shareholder in London’s Arsenal Football Club active in the premier league. In 2017 he was offered GBP 575 million for the club. Stan Kroenke offered to buy his stake in Arsenal FC.
The Arsenal shareholder is a close friend of Roman Abramovich.
In 2012 the company USM Holdings was formed to bring the assets of Usmanov together under one transparent holding company.
The main shareholders of USM Holdings are Usmanov with Vladimir Skoch and Farhad Moshiri. Vladimir Skoch is the father of Andrei Skoch). Their economic interests are divided 60%, 30%, and 10% respectively. Usmanov is the largest shareholder and holds 100% of the voting rights of USM Holdings.
His business partner Farhad Moshiri is the owner of FC Everton. The training ground of Everton is named USM Finch Farm.
Alisher Usmanov Net Worth
How wealthy is Usmanov? He has a net worth of $16 billion. He is one of Russia’s richest men. And he is the world’s 73rd richest person. His assets include the superyacht Dibar, an Airbus A340 private jet, a Gulfstream G650 and a large real estate portfolio.
The business magnate owns one of the largest private jets. An Airbus A340 with registration M-IABU. He named his jet Bourkhan, after his father. An A340 has a list price of US$ 200 million. The A340 is registered to Klaret Aviation Ltd.
He also owns a Dassault Falcon 7X with registration LX-USM. The jet is registered to a company named Klaret 7X Ltd. on the Cayman Islands.
His wife Irina Viner also owns a Dassault Falcon 7X, with registration LZ-ZXP.
Usmanov was sanctioned by the USA, following the invasion of Russia in Ukraine. But according to Busines Insider, the US Treasury later made exemptions to sanctions on Alisher Usmanov. US officials feared that blocking the hundreds of businesses believed to be connected to Usmanov could wreak havoc on the global economy and supply chain.