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Alisher Usmanov

Russia
Net Worth $ 17.2 Billion
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Born on: 9th Sep 53 Born in: Russia Marital status: Married Occupation: Investment
Born Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov has an estimated net worth of $17.2 billion as of March 2014 according to Forbes. Alisher Usmanov, son of a former state prosecutor in Tashkent was born in 1953 in Chust Namangan region of Uzbekistan. Usmanov graduated with a degree in international law from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1976, and became acquainted with trends and perspectives during his studies. His earlier life was full of controversies, as he claims that he was a victim of political repression. In year 1980, Usmanov also got convicted for multiple offences and was imprisoned in Tashkent for 8 years on charges of fraud and extortion. Later in 1986, he got conditionally released for good behavior and sincere remorse, and even a Soviet court dismissed the charges and cleared his record. Usmanov runs an iron ore and steel business, and holds a 45% stake in Russia’s largest iron ore producer, Metalloinvest. Further, his business diversifies into telecoms, timber and most recently, the internet, as he holds 2% stake in Facebook as well as in other popular websites like Zynga, Groupon and Twitter. Usmanov recently upped his stake to 29% in English professional soccer club, Arsenal. His love for Arsenal is like that of a man for a woman, as he says, “it is not something you can sell”. In terms of wealth, Usmanov has his finger in every pie, and is easily the Rich List’s higher riser this year. According to Forbes, Usmanov is the 5th richest man in Russia and the 35th richest in the world with a net worth of $17.7 billion, in year 2011 Usmanov is one of the Russian oligarchs who love to spend and give. He owns a $77 million Victorian mansion in north London and a five century old Tudor mansion in Surrey. He even splashed out $31 million to buy late cellist Mstislav Rostropovich’s art collection for a state museum. Usmanov is ranked 97th in the Giving List, as he donated $120 million to charity from his own pocket as well as from the company accounts last year, and is also a guarantor of the Charity project 'One Thousand Russian Cities'. He is the co founder of the Arts and Sports Charity Foundation, one of the key backers of the successful 2018 Russian football World Cup bid.
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Alisher Usmanov Estates and Homes (2)

Tudor mansion

Tudor mansion

Built in 1524, this Grade-I listed Tudor mansion is spread across 300 acres of groomed grounds, and is one of the most prestigious houses in the country. The five century old Tudor mansion carries a history; it was given by Henry VIII to Sir Richard Weston, in exchange for denouncing Lord Buckingham to death. Alisher Usmanov bought the main house for $10 million, and made its as secondary residence in 2004. Undoubtedly, this long neglected mansion requires expensive time consuming renovation to make it as per the standards of its owner.

 


Location: Tudor mansion is located in Surrey, England.

 


Accommodation: The main house has ten luxurious reception rooms and six bedrooms.

Victorian Mansion

Victorian mansion

Built in 1838 by architect George Basevi, Beechwood house is a white stucco Regency-style villa, and is Grade-II listed. The billionaire tycoon, Alisher Usmanov purchased this Victorian Beechwood mansion in Hampstead Lane for whopping $77 million in 2008. Earlier owner Oswald Lewis, the Tory MP and industrialist wanted to develop an outdoor swimming pool, but the work got delayed due to war and depression. The legacy now continues, Usmanov with the permission from Town Hall planning officials is building a massive Roman-style bathing complex, and a basement to set up an underground swimming pool, with gym, sauna, spa, and changing rooms beneath the pool.

 

Location: Beechwood house is located in Highgate Society, Hampstead Lane, London.


Accommodation: It’s been reported that no expense will be spared to incorporate all of the leisure facilities enjoyed by Roman Emperors in oligarch Usmanov’s pool room. The mansion ground has other building including garage, guest and staff cottages, and a squash court.

 

The Neighborhood: Celebs like George Michael, Annie Lennox and Jude Law also lives in Highgate society. Jude Law is also reportedly planning to carve out a giant basement for his gym.

Alisher Usmanov Yachts (1)

Dilbar yacht

Dilbar

Russian oligarch and billionaire Usmanov considered the element of environment conservation while commissioning the development of super yacht, Dilbar, named after his mother. Built by renowned naval architect Lurssen in 2008, Motor yacht Dilbar was the world’s first yacht built with particle filters on the main engine exhausts to make it light on carbon emissions. Dilbar is considered to be the younger sister of super yacht Pelorus, owned by another Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

 

Features: Exterior designed by Tim Heywood and interiors by Alberto Pinto, Dilbar is a $263 million mega yacht that provides opulent luxury, and offers luxe amenities like pool, Jacuzzi and two dedicated helipads.

 


Accommodation: Dilbar is a super luxury yacht that provides accommodation space for up to 20 guests in nine suites, in addition to the qualified crew of 48 members.

 


Specification: Motor yacht Dilbar is a steel yacht with superstructure of aluminum measuring 361 feet in length, and weighs over 4,000 tons. Powered by twin MTU diesel engines, Dilbar can reach a maximum speed of 21 knots.

 


 

Dilbar

Dilbar
world’s first yacht built with particle filters on the main engine exhausts

Super luxury yacht Dilbar

Super luxury yacht Dilbar
Usmanov's yacht Dilbar

Alisher Usmanov Cause (1)

Arts and Sports Charity Foundation

Alisher Usmanov's Art and Sports Charity Foundation

Uzbek steel magnate Alisher Usmanov, is the co founder of the Art and Sports Charity Foundation, one of the key backers of the successful 2018 Russian football World Cup bid. He has become the third commercial partner of the Russia 2018/2022 Fifa World Cup. His organization provides help in organizing sports, arts and cultural events, and even promotes educational, social and scientific programs throughout Russia. As Usmanov says, "Hosting the Fifa World Cup would be extremely important for Russia. An event of such magnitude would raise the profile of the country, provide an impact for national football development, and most importantly attract the youth to sports”.

Philanthropic, Usmanov is one of the Russian oligarchs who is ranked 97th in the Giving List, as he donated $120 million to charity from his own pocket as well as from the company accounts last year, and is also a guarantor of the Charity project 'One Thousand Russian Cities'. 

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