Who is Viktor Medvedchuk?
He is a Ukrainian based oligarch and close friend of Russian President Putin. He is known as one of the ‘Kyiv Seven’ and founder of a Kyiv based law firm. He was born in August 1954. He is married to Oksana Marchenko. He has 2 daughters: Irina Medvedchuk, Daryna Medvedchuk.
The Kiev Seven are a group of very successful businessmen. The Kyiv Seven includes Medvedchuk, Valentyn Zhursky, Grygoriy and Ihor Surkis, Bohdan Hubsky, Yuriy Karpenko and Yuriy Liakh who died in 2004.
The Ukrainian based oligarch is said to be the owner of the yacht Royal Romance.
Medvedchuk is the owner of the yacht Royal Romance. She replaces the 2008 CRN yacht Romance. Both yachts have the same R in their logos. After some intensive search on the Internet, SuperYachtFan found this blog. Which mentions Medvedchuk as the owner of the yacht Romance. Romance was sold and is now named Royal Rubin. We think she is named after an International Grand Prix stallion and is owned by a UK owner.
K7’s business background began in 1992 through offshore companies, such as Berly Management, New Port Management. And Ometa 21st Century National Investment Fund, a multi-profile joint stock company. Its branches included Ometa Trust, Ometa Invest, Ometa Inster, and Ometa Private.
These entities turned out to have other partners, such as Bohdan Hubsky. Who used to be the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Ometa Inster insurance firm. With Grygoriy Surkis as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. In 1992, the group’s entities imported oil to Ukraine to sell it internally.
In 1994, K7’s commercial entities set up Slavutych Industrial and Financial Concern. Which is a closed joint-stock company. The multi-profile company operated on the fuel, oil refining, grain, sugar, steel, and other markets. With Mr. Hubsky as Chairman of the Board and Grygoriy Surkis as CEO.
According to some sources, more than 2,000 major clients were buying oil products supplied by Slavutych in 1998.
K7’s business grew and diversified. Slavutych Nafta, Slavutych Agro and Ukrainian Gas Complex CJSC began to develop individual profitable business lines. Later joined by Dynamo Kyiv Football Club, headed by Grygoriy Surkis (source: Ukrainianweek.com).
Russian President Putin is the godfather of Medvedchuk’s daughter Daryna. Medvedchuk also owned the three largest television stations in Ukraine: UT-1, Inter, and 1+1.
Viktor Medvedchuk Net Worth
According to some sources his net worth is between US$ 460 million and US$ 800 million.
His car collection includes a BMW 750i, a 760i, a Mercedes G55AMG, a Mercedes S500, a Mercedes Maybach 600, a Range Rover, a Bentley Continental GT, a Mercedes S500 4-matic, a Lexus LS 570, a Toyota Land Cruiser, a 2017 Mercedes S600 and an 2019 BMW X5. (Source)