VLADIMIR POTANIN

Forbes Middle East - - THOUGHT LEADERS -

Net worth: $18.8 B Na­tion­al­ity: Rus­sian Year of sign­ing: 2013 Source of wealth: Met­als

Vladimir Potanin ac­quired a stake in No­rilsk Nickel dur­ing Rus­sia's pri­va­ti­za­tion in 1995; to­day he owns just over a third.

“I gen­uinely be­lieve that wealth should work for pub­lic good and, there­fore, I am try­ing to make my own con­tri­bu­tion to­ward a bet­ter world, es­pe­cially to­ward a bet­ter fu­ture for my own coun­try, Rus­sia.”

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