27. len blavat­niK

Forbes - - FORBES 400 -

$17.9 bil­lion  Self-made Score: ( Source: di­ver­si­Fied age: 61 reS­i­dence: lon­don Phi­lan­throPy score: Blavat­nik, a U.S. cit­i­zen, was not among the 7 Rus­sian oli­garchs sanc­tioned by the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion in April, but 2 of his part­ners, Vik­tor Vek­sel­berg and Oleg Deri­paska, were. The 3 are in­vestors in UC Rusal, one of the world’s largest alu­minum pro­duc­ers; its stock has fallen al­most 60% since the sanc­tions. Blavat­nik im­mi­grated to the U.S. in 1978 to get a com­puter science de­gree at Columbia. He made bil­lions in 2013 sell­ing his stake in Rus­sian oil com­pany TNK-BP. His largest as­sets to­day in­clude Warner Mu­sic and an 18% stake in chem­i­cals gi­ant Lyon­del­lBasell. Through his foun­da­tion, he says he has given $500 mil­lion to char­ity. Among his gifts in 2018: $10 mil­lion to Columbia and $10 mil­lion pledged to Stan­ford.

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