Who is Andrey Melnichenko?
Andrey Melnichenko is is a Russian industrialist with businesses in the fields of fertilizers and coal. He was born in 1972. He is married to Aleksandra and has 2 children.
While being a student at Moscow State University, he started currency exchange activities. He is now one of the richest Russians, with a net worth of $24 billion.
He acquired the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) and the chemical company Eurochem. SUEK is Russia’s largest coal producer with a market share of 31%.
Eurochem is Russia’s largest fertilizer producer. In 2012 Eurochem acquired the Belgium activities of BASF. Andrey Melnichenko was also one of the founders of TMK. TMK is a pipe and metallurgic company.
In 1993 Melnichenko cofounded MDM Bank. It turned into one of Russia’s largest private banks. But he has sold his shares many years ago and is not involved in banking anymore.
Andrey is married to Serbian model Aleksandra Nikolic. Aleksandra Nikolic started as a fashion model. And later became a member of the Serbian pop group Models.
Alexandra met Andrey in 2003 and they wedded in 2005. Both Christina Aquilera and Whitney Houston performed at their wedding.
They have 2 children: Tara Melnichenko and Adrian Melnichenko.
Andrey Melnichenko Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at $24 billion.
Boeing BBJ Private Jet
Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko own a large Boeing Business jet with registration MY-
Melnichenko is one of the main social investors and philanthropists of Russia. In 2016 he was given a special award for “good deeds” and charity works by President Putin of Russia. He donated millions to philanthropy.
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The EU has sanctioned both Andrey and his wife Aleksandra, following Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Melnichenko ceded ownership of coal company SUEK AO and fertilizer company EuroChem Group AG to Alexandra on March 8, a day before the EU put him on a sanctions list.
The EU accused him of being close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Melnichenko has challenged the sanctions by lodging an appeal with the EU’s General Court, which handles complaints against European institutions.
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Andrey Melnichenko House
Melnichenko owns many houses. A villa in Cap D’Antibes named Villa Altair and a $12 million penthouse in New York. And the US$ 40 million Harewood Estate in the UK. The house is legally owned by a company named Sablon Holdings LTD on Guernsey.
According to a 2008 building permit the Harewood Estate employs 14 gardening staff, 4 housekeepers, 2 house managers, and 3 security guards. The Harewood Estate lies just to the south of Windsor Great Park. And approximately 1.5 miles to the east of Ascot.
It comprises some 14.8 hectares of associated formal gardens, parkland and forest/woodland. Still, it is not as expensive as Bill Gates’ house which has an estimated value of US$ 131 million.