Oleg Deripaska

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  • Name: Oleg Deripaska ( Oleg Deripaska )
  • Date of birth: 2 January 1968
  • Age: 49 years
  • Place of birth: Dzerzhinsk, Nizhegorodskaya region, Russia
  • Growth: 182
  • Activity: the Russian entrepreneur, billionaire, owner of Basic element, President of RUSAL
  • Marital status: Married

    Oleg Deripaska: biography

    Oleg Deripaska is one of the richest people in the world that is «aluminum» tycoon of the country, built his Empire in the early 90s. a Successful entrepreneur joined the business because of his intelligence and ability to think strategically, which allowed him to deduce he headed the company «Russian aluminium» on the highest level and make the biggest aluminium producer in the world.

    Born Oleg Deripaska January 2, 1968 in big nizhegorodskom Dzerzhinsk. Parents of the future billionaire was born in Kuban and was very fond of his son. But a year after the birth of Oleg in a family had more grief tragically killed the head of the family and the father of the future «aluminum» magnate Vladimir. Without help with the baby, the mother Deripaska was forced to go almost around the clock work to put on feet of the son. So education Oleg Vladimirovich studied grandparents who live in the Krasnodar region. They, according to the memoirs of the billionaire, taught him strict discipline and characteristics of the soil. Already at age of 11 to help her mother worked as a electrician’s helper at the plant.

    At school № 2 of Ust-Labinsk young Oleg Deripaska was one of the best students in mathematics and physics had no equal. He has participated in all regional Olympiads in chemistry, mathematics and physics, which showed absolute results among peers. Future businessman quite a bit has not held up to the gold medal, as his passport got only a » b » in the literature. But the obtained school knowledge enough Oleg Vladimirovich for unhindered admission to MSU physics Department.

    At the University Oleg Deripaska showed himself to be a better student. Despite what is often skipped lectures, he could pass with flying colors the hardest exams on quantum electrodynamics. In 1986, he interrupted his studies at the University and went to give back to the Motherland in the ranks of the strategic missile forces. Military service finished in the rank of Sergeant, after which he returned to University and graduated with honors from him.

    This training future billionaire was not over – after MSU, he entered the Plekhanov Economic Academy and attended several courses at the London school of Economics. To keep up with the times, Deripaska has paid particular attention to self-education, which he read huge number of books that not only expanded the horizons of the businessman, but also had a significant impact on his future career and success.


    His first business project Oleg Deripaska has implemented in his student years. On returning from the army, he, together with fellow students established a «Military trade and investment company, which specialised in trading metals. All the money under the JABS he invested in the purchase of shares of the Sayanogorsk aluminum smelter in Khakassia and in four years could become its majority owner.

    In 1994, the businessman received a post of the General Director of this promising plant, which, thanks to the analytical mind of the head has become the leading enterprise of industrial group «the Siberian aluminium»created by Deripaska. In three years created the «aluminum» Magnat group has become one of the 10 leading aluminium producers all over the world, and the businessman continued to expand their assets. He bought the shares of «Samara metallurgical company» and «Aviakor», which in Soviet times was a leading aviation company, almost completely ruined until the mid-90s.

    In 1999, Oleg Deripaska was appointed Deputy-President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs, and in 2000 became CEO of the company «Russian aluminium» which included «Sibneft» and «Siberian aluminum». A year later the businessman has registered a new investment company «Basic element», which today is a leader in the Russian market of capital management.

    «Basic element» Oleg Deripaska is represented in all key industries in Russia and abroad. In the assets of the industrial groups are: the largest Russian topoisomerase «GAZ Group», the leader of the Russian insurance market, Ingosstrakh, a construction company Glavmosstroy, airport holding «Baselaero», and also many other companies in the machinery, mining and metallurgy, energy, construction, agribusiness, aviation, banking, represented in many countries around the world. At the moment the enterprises «the Base element» has more than 200 thousand people.

    In 2008 the assets of «aluminum» tycoon Rassias blocking stake of «Norilsk Nickel». He also intended to take control of oil company «Rosneft», but due to the fact that her former management evaded from payment of taxes, shares of the company were arrested by the FAS, the transaction did not take place.


    In addition to creating a successful business-projects Oleg Deripaska is the founder and President of the charitable Foundation «Volnoe Delo». In the framework of the organization with the personal funds of the billionaire sold more than 500 charitable programs, having spent almost 11 billion rubles.

    Philanthropy businessman is spreading in many directions, namely culture and education, sports and health, spiritual revival, protection of animals and integrated territorial development. He supports Saint-Petersburg and Moscow universities, the Mariinsky and Bolshoi theatre, the Hermitage, the don and Sretensky monasteries and other centers of culture, education and spiritual life of citizens in more than 40 regions of Russia.

    Since 2004, Oleg Deripaska sponsors archaeological expedition in the Krasnodar region, which over the past ten years has invested more than $ 10 million. In 2014, the Foundation «Volnoe Delo» has opened in Sochi a dog shelter that has caused a positive resonance in the world among animal lovers. In the same year «portfolio» of charities was supplemented with sponsorship of the program JuniorSkills aimed at early professional orientation of future students.

    Also in 2014, the businessman spent nearly half a million dollars of personal funds for the construction of the Olympic village in Sochi, and his company invested about $ 1.5 million in the infrastructure of the international airport and seaport.

    Personal life

    Personal life of Oleg Deripaska was always «under the gun» in society. Being one of the most enviable groom of Russia, the billionaire was drawn to rumors of a different nature, as every appearance in public with a girl provoked a strong reaction about his new novel. He attributed the affair with many well-known lady, but all these «sensations» was discontinued in 2001, when businessman married.

    Darling «aluminum» tycoon was Polina Yumasheva, who is the daughter of the former head of the presidential administration Valentin Yumashev, who in second marriage he married the younger daughter of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin Tatyana Dyachenko. With the future wife of Oleg Deripaska was introduced to his business partner Roman Abramovich.

    Married the billionaire had two children – Peter and Mary who are still in school and live with parents in Moscow. Polina Deripaska today is the head of the holding «Forward Media Group», which was based on her husband purchased the publishing house «Ova-press». FMG produced magazines «Hello!», «Interior+design», «My baby & me» and later went beyond publications and found its niche in the Internet by creating a project Spletnik.ru.

    In your free time business spouse Deripaska enjoys spending time with family. Motivated and ambitious spouses provide to each other reliable back-up and support in the harsh world of business, what makes their marriage strong and unbreakable. They managed to bravely endure several pop-up about their family scandals and rumors about divorce – Oleg and Polina calmly brought the public their consistently good relationship, repeatedly making the statement that not going to break up.

    In addition to family and business Oleg Deripaska enjoys reading and photography. It throughout life engaged in self-education and absorb the information in «concentrated form». For contribution to the development of Russia’s economy his «honorary piggy Bank» is filled with many orders and awards, including the order of Friendship, order of Alexander Nevsky and the title of laureate of the award «Philanthropist of the year of culture».


    The status of Oleg Deripaska in 2015 was estimated at $ 6.2 billion, which put it at 17-th position in the rating of the richest businessmen of Russia. In the global ranking of billionaires in 2015, he took the 230-th place, but in 2016 dropped to 813.

    At the same time in 2008 as the aluminium tycoon» amounted to 28 billion dollars, which allowed him to be the richest Russian and occupy the 40th place among the world’s billionaires.


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