Suleiman Kerimov

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  • Name: Suleiman Kerimov ( Ceriman, Abusadas Hwa Suleiman )
  • Date of birth: 12 March 1966
  • Age: 50 years
  • Place of birth: Derbent, Dagestan
  • Height: 187
  • Activity: the Russian entrepreneur, billionaire, head of financial group «Nafta-Moscow», the owner of football club «Anji»
  • Marital status: Married

    Suleiman Kerimov: the biography

    Suleiman Kerimov, a famous oil tycoon of Russia, which today is considered one of the richest and most successful businessmen in the country. He owns oil trading company «Nafta-Moscow» and the largest enterprise for the production of gold in Russia, «Polyus Gold». Also the businessman is the owner of football club «Anji» and is the founder of the charity Fund Suleyman Kerimov Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of Russian youth, health, sports and culture, helping those in need.

    Born Suleiman Kerimov Abusaidovich March 12, 1966 in Dagestan, on the Western shore of the Caspian sea city of Derbent. His parents were ordinary Soviet people – his father worked as a lawyer in the criminal investigation, and his mother was an accountant at Sberbank. The future billionaire was the youngest child in the family – he has an older brother and sister, who today have nothing to do with the business field, as a doctor and teacher of Russian language at school.

    Since childhood Kerimov showed interest in education and sports. In Derbent school No. 18, he was one of the best students. The most favorite subject of the young Suleiman was mathematics, in-depth knowledge in which apparently allowed the guy to become a successful businessman.

    After graduating from school with a gold medal, Kerimov entered Dagestan Polytechnic University in construction faculty. After the first year of Suleyman Abusaidovich was drafted into the Soviet army – had served in Moscow in the missile troops of strategic purpose. Giving back to the Motherland, the businessman has restored the University, but the faculty of Economics.

    In 1989, Kerimov graduated from College and got a job as an economist at the plant «Eltav», which was considered the best defense firm in the USSR. For the first five years he was held rapid career path from a member of the specialist rose to CEO of the company on economic issues.


    The business career of Suleiman Kerimov has its origins in 1993 in the period when he was sent to Moscow for leadership «Federalbank», created for the convenience of settlements with clients «Eltava». It was within the walls of this institution, the businessman gets a lot of useful contacts, as the activity of financial institutions covered loans were in a crisis of large companies.

    Since 1999, the business Kerimov began to develop rapidly. His first major asset was a controlling stake in the oil company «Nafta-Moscow», which literally for a year, he was brought to 100%. From that period he independently manages an investment holding company, which became his main business tool.

    In the early 2000-ies of the billionaire’s business first entered into the political world of the country. He was elected a Deputy of the state Duma from fraction of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, but in 2007 left the party without explanation. The next stage of his political career Karimov was the party «United Russia», from which he was elected Senator of Dagestan in the Federation Council. For his country, the businessman-politician did very much so, and was re-elected to that position.

    The policy did not prevent Karimov to successfully run your business and only strengthened his position among the most successful entrepreneurs of the country. Then he concentrated the activities of the company «Nafta-Moscow» on the purchase of assets of large enterprises, which are successfully resold their colleagues. In that period, Suleyman Abusaidovich have established good relationships with leading Russian businessmen Roman Abramovich and Oleg Deripaska, which subsequently conducted a series of successful operations.

    Besides Suleiman Kerimov had been buying land in the suburbs, which had planned to build the city elite housing. The project was named the «Rublevo-Arkhangelsk» which businessman in 2006 he was sold to Mikhail Shishkhanov. Later in the assets of oil magnate got the action «Gazprom» and «Sberbank», the cable TV operators in Moscow and St. Petersburg «National cable networks» and «Mosteleset», as well as refinery.

    In 2009, the company Kerimov acquired from Vladimir Potanin’s 37% stake in Russia’s largest gold mining company «the pole Gold». Until the end of 2015, the businessman consolidated law on 95% of the shares of the company, including its Board of Directors their older children.

    In addition to investing in Russian business Suleiman Kerimov actively investing in foreign financial institutions. It is as brought the bulk of their capital from Russia and invested it in shares of foreign corporations. However, he remained owner of the company «Nafta-Moscow», the assets of which are shares of «Polyus Gold», «Rostelecom» and construction group «PEAK».

    Personal life

    Personal life of Suleiman Kerimov like an exciting novel. He officially married his classmate Viruse that has become a real Oriental wife Ishinca. She gave birth to the billionaire’s three children – Gulnara Abusaid and Aminat. The wife of the businessman categorically not a public person, so never goes out with her husband in the light.

    But this does not prevent the oligarch to appear at social events accompanied by the famous Russian beauties. He is credited with tumultuous romances with the singer Natalia Vetlitskaya, ballerina Anastasia Volochkova, actress Olesya Sudzilovskaia, TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak and Tina Kandelaki, as well as with the designer Katya Gomiashvili. Unofficial sources say that loving billionaire is beautiful and much care for his chosen ones, covering them with diamonds and presenting gifts of private jets.

    In addition to business and personal life billionaire Kerimov is interested in sports. Since 2011 he is the owner of Makhachkala CLUB «Anji», which is part of the Russian Premier League. Thanks to Suleiman Abusaidovich football club has acquired many famous players such as Roberto Carlos, Yuri Zhirkov and Samuel eto’o.

    Special achievement Kerimov is in the development of the Russian konfessialnyh culture – he has invested about $ 170 million in the construction of the Moscow Cathedral mosque which is the largest in Europe.


    The condition of Suleiman Kerimov for 2016 is estimated at $ 1.6 billion. He is in the TOP 50 richest businessmen of the country, ranking 45th position. Compared to last year, the tycoon lost more than half their money, then his fortune was estimated at 3.4 billion, and in 2014 state oligarch was $6.9 billion


    Suleiman Kerimov biography

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