VLADIMIR POTANIN • Net Worth $26 billion • House • Yacht • Private Jet • Interros

Name:Vladimir Potanin
Net Worth:$26 billion
Source of Wealth:Interros / Norilsk Nickel
Born:January 3, 1961
Wife:Ekaterina Potanina
Children:Anastasia, Ivan, Vasily, Barbara and Vladimir Jr.
Residence:Moscow, Russia
Private Jet:Gulfstream G650 (OE-LUC), Gulfstream G550 (OE-LPN), Gulfstream G550 (OE-IPE)

Who is Vladimir Potanin?

Vladimir 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 was at a certain point the owner of three yachts Anastasia, Barbara and Nirvana.  He sold Anastasia to Ralf Schmid. Schmid named her Wheels


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 $26 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.

Expensive Divorce

Vladimir and his (ex)wife Natalia Potanina divorced in 2014. She filed a lawsuit in 2017 for a Moscow court. Claiming $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

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Oceanco Wheels (ex Anastasia)

Oceanco yacht Wheels

Oceanco Nirvana

Oceanco yacht Nirvana

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.

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.

Nirvana Yacht

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

Again designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. Nirvana is slightly larger than Anastasia and was delivered in 2013. She can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 27.

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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