Vladimir Lisin born 1957. Self made billionaire. He is married and has 3 children.
Education: Siberian Metallurgical Institute, Bachelor of Arts / Science. Russian Academy of Economics, Doctorate.
Lisin's career began in 1975, when he took his first job—as a mechanic in a coal mine. Then finished the Siberian Metallurgical Institute, took a job as a steelworker, rose up the ranks, got further educational degrees, eventually rising to deputy head of one of Soviet Union's biggest steel mills. In 1991, when his boss was appointed Minister of Metallurgy, Lisin came with him to Moscow.
In 1992 Lisin joined up with tough group of traders who called themselves the Trans-World Group; they came to dominate Russia's aluminum and steel exports; Lisin managed the factories. When the partners went their separate ways in 2000, Lisin got a majority stake in Russia's giant Novolipetsk steel mill as his share.
$7.0 billion as of 2005.