Who is Suleiman Kerimov?
He is one of the richest Russians and owner of Polyus Gold. He was born in March 1966. He is married to Firuza. They have 3 children (Said, Aminat, and Gulnara). He is the owner of the yacht Ice (there are some unconfirmed reports that he sold the yacht).
His investments included Polymetal, Gazprom, Sberbank, and Nafta Moskva. In 2008 he sold all his Russian investments.
He then invested in Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and lost billions in the financial crisis. In 2009 – with help from Russian investors – he bought 37% of Polyus Gold a Russian gold producer.
In 2011 he acquired a controlling stake in Uralkali.
Ferrari Enzo car crash
In 2006 he had a heavy car accident with his Ferrari Enzo in Nice. He suffered severe burns. Later he donated EUR 1 million to Pinocchio — a charity for children suffering from burns.
In 2007 Kerimov founded the Suleyman Kerimov Foundation. The Kerimov Foundation works closely with the government, meaning their projects have much better long-term prospects.
The Kerimov Foundation is one of the most active and effective charity foundations in the country. Kerimov is a member of the Federation Council of Russia representing the Republic of Dagestan.
Suleiman Kerimov Net Worth
He is a Russian billionaire with a net worth estimated at US$ 22 billion. He started by investing in troubled companies through his Fedprombank.