In this success post, we are going to share the story of Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian investment magnate, a noted politician, and a philanthropist. He is the owner of a football club, Anzhi Makhachkala.
Suleiman has a major share in Russia’s biggest gold producer, Polyus Gold. His fortunes collectively sum up around $3.1 billion, and that makes him the 41st richest person in Russia.
Suleiman Kerimov Childhood
Suleiman was born on the 12th of March 1966 in the Derbent region of the USSR Dagestan state. His father worked as a lawyer, while his mother was an accountant. He opted to study engineering but could not complete his studies due to compulsory military service. On completing his term with the army, Suleiman did his bachelor in financial accounting in Economics from the Dagestan State University.
Suleiman Kerimov Early Career
Suleiman joined the Eltav Electrical Plant as an accountant. Slowly but steadily, he rose to the post of Deputy Director-General in the company.
Suleiman was assigned the role of Relations Manager. He was responsible for handling transactions between the Fedprombank and Eltav; a Moscow Bank set up by the electrical company.
Suleiman Kerimov Heights
Suleiman Kerimov was appointed as the head of Soyuz Finas Banking and Trading company. He played a major role in the takeover of Avto Bank and Smolensky Passazh Business Center. By the late 1990s, Suleiman Kerimov became a 50% shareholder in Vnukovo Airlines and then used his assets to take over Fedprombank.
Suleiman purchases the oil company, Nafta Moskva. He completely transformed Nafta from an Oil company to an investment holding giant. Suleiman Kerimov became a member of the Russian parliament, Duma. Suleiman bought stakes in the oil & gas company Gazprom and the Sberbank. In the year 2005, Nafta took over Russia’s biggest gold and silver mining company, JSC Polymetal. But in the year 2008, he sold his shares of Polymetal due to the 2008 financial crisis.
Suleiman purchases major stakes in the Russian gold giant, Polyus Gold, and the Potash heavyweight, Uralkali. Another milestone in his career has been the takeover of FC Anzhi Makhachkala.
Suleiman Kerimov Personal Life
Suleiman married Firuza. They had met when he was at university. The couple has three children. The family lives in Moscow. Suleiman donated 1 million Euros to a charity foundation dedicated to attending to children suffering burn injuries. He has established his own charity by the name as, Suleyman Kerimov Foundation, which helps distressed communities and firms.
Suleiman Kerimov Net worth
Suleiman is now worth $7 billion as of October 2014. He is the 20th Richest Man in Russia and ranks 196 in the Forbes Billionaires list.