- Birthday8th Mar, 72
- Birth PlaceRussia
- Marital statusMarried
Co-owner of the MDM Financial Group and a self made Russian billionaire, Andrey Melnichenko was born in Gomel on 8 March, 1972. With a personal fortune estimated at $10.8 billion, the Russian business tycoon ranks 11th in the Russian billionaires and 81th in the world. Born Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko in Belarus, he attended the Moscow State University and graduated from the “Plekhanov Russian University of Economics” with specialization in Finance and Credit.
In the early period of his career, Andrey started a travel company with his friends. In 1993, he co-founded the MDM Bank, which is currently one of the largest private banks in Russia, and chaired its Board of Directors. At present Andrey is also an investor in Russian industrial companies including the Open Joint Stock Siberian Coal Energy Company “SUEK” which is the largest in Russia and one of the top ten coal-producing companies in the world, the Siberian Generating Company which is the principal electric power generating corporation in Siberia, and the Mineral and Chemical Company “Eurochem” which holds the repute of being Russia's largest and one of the leading producers of mineral fertilizers globally. At present, the Russian business mogul serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors of Eurochem and also as a board member of SUEK.
The Russian billionaire married former fashion model Alexandra Nikolic in 2005 in South of France, splashing £2million for a performance from pop star Christina Aguilera for the wedding celebration. Andrey’s love for Alexandra is evident from the fact that he spent £1million for a private concert by Jennifer Lopez on his beloved wife's birthday party. Apart from varied business interests, Andrey adores reading, travel, and diving.
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Pied-à-terre penthouse apartment
Andrey Melnichenko owns a $12.2 million penthouse “Pied-à-terre” in New York, a two-bedroom apartment featuring exquisite interiors and a glorious design. The billionaire’s pricey apartment boats massive interior living space equipped with latest in class amenities.
Location: The pricey penthouse is located in Central Park West, in New York.
Accommodation: Andrey’s plush apartment incorporates 2,800-sq.-ft.of living space and features two bedrooms, exotic bathrooms and an entrance gallery with 24-foot ceilings. The duplex also includes a terrace facing Central Park and two balconies offering marvelous views of the active New York City. The bedroom incorporates a luxurious bed and marvelously adorned spaces. A well equipped kitchen incorporates world class appliances and equipments. The exotic bathroom features a glass cabin for shower and numerous beautiful fittings.
Marvelous city views
The comfy Bedroom
Andrey Melnichenko’s awe-inspiring 390-ft.yacht “A” is the 11th largest yacht in the world. Designed by Philippe Starck, the billionaire’s $300 million mega yacht features a unique eye catching design. Martha Stewart, Hollywood’s sweetheart Ashton Kutcher and his actress wife Demi Moore boarded the Russian billionaire’s extravagant vessel as guests, for the New Year bash in St. Barths.
Features: The mega yacht features glorious interiors adorned with hand-stitched leather paneling and stingray skin upholstered walls. The Baccarat crystal tables and alligator skin chairs add up to the interior’s décor. The yacht’s $300 million price is completely justified on account of its $60,000 stair banisters, $40,000 bath faucets and an enormous range of amenities. The grand yacht’s running costs comes to be around $20 million a year.
It features a rounded exterior which makes it literally impossible for intruders to onboard. The yacht is also equipped with numerous security cameras with motion detection system for providing optimum security to travelers. It also includes a helipad, three swimming pools and the latest entertainment gadgets for optimum entertainment.
Accommodation: With 23,600 square feet of interior space, Andrey’s majestic yacht offers comfy accommodation for a crew in the range of 35-37 people. The 2,583-sq.-ft. master suite incorporates bulletproof glass and a silver-plated staircase. Entry to the all-white master suite is via a fingerprint scanner positioned at the door.
Tech Specs: Powered by twin high speed diesel engines delivering 24,000 hp, the 5959 gross ton yacht attains a speed of 24 knots. Four giant motorized flaps and Fiber optic gyroscopes are provided to stabilize the vessel.
The Russian billionaire owns a Boeing BBJ aircraft, which is a business jet offering excellent private jet service. Equipped with powerful twin CFM International CFM56-7 engines, the 110 ft aircraft features a cruising speed of 481 knots and a range of 11,480 km. The aircraft provides a luxurious configuration offering seats for 25-50 passengers, and includes a master bedroom, a well equipped conference/dining area, a living area and a marvelous washroom with showers. It also incorporates additional fuel tanks for maximum travel and self-contained airstairs for arriving at airports with restricted ground support.
The Russian billionaire was spotted with his wife spending vacations at Phuket, a marvelous holiday hotspot for the rich and eminent. Phuket is eminent for its stunning beaches, incredible shopping center and world class hospitality service.
Location: The incredible vacation destination Phuket is located in Thailand.
Accommodation: The luxury resort in Phuket offer comfy and luxurious accommodation which includes well furnished rooms equipped with the latest amenities. The comfy bedrooms are adorned with marvelous art pieces and equipped with entertainment devices. The spacious rooms are family and kids friendly offering pool view for a more intimate resort experience.
Main Attraction: Phuket features some of the most stunning beaches in the world which offer abundant fun in form of outdoor activities which include sunbathing, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing. The lovely restaurant at Phuket is eminent for its great value cuisine which includes an excellent breakfast buffet and plenty of food varieties to choose from. The visitors can enjoy shopping at the shopping center or can even go for a refreshing spa to calm down or be active. Other major attractions include – Thai boxing, the FantaSea Show featuring elephants, Vegetarian festivals and events, the Phuket temples, Simon cabaret show and an incredible nightlife at Patang’s Bangla road.
Andrey Melnichenko’s pure bred Maltese pet dog “Vala” is the heart favorite of the billionaire and his wife. Andrey’s wife loves Vala to death as the cute pooch is her constant companion wherever she goes. One of the most royal pooches in the world, Vala has travelled many vacation spots with his masters Andrey and Aleksandra.