Viktor Vekselberg - Fortune - Billionaire list

Viktor Feliksovich Vekselberg
Viktor Feliksovich Vekselberg (born April 14, 1957) is a chairman of Tyumen Oil (TNK), Russia's third-largest oil and gas company. He is a self made billionaire. Married and he has two children. He studied at Moscow State University of Railroad Engineering in 1970s, Bachelor of Arts / Science. He is of Jewish origin and presently one of the Russian oligarchs.

Through Vekselberg's management, Renova, he orchestrated Russia's first successful hostile takeover, of the Vladimir Tractor Factory, in 1994.

Later bought medium-size aluminum smelters and bauxite mines and in 1996 united them into Sual Holding, which controls Russia's second-largest aluminum business. Vekselberg is teh chairman of SUAL Holding.

He took a controlling interest in Tyumen Oil in 1997 and has subsequently developed a joint venture with BP.

In February 2004, he purchased nine of the Fabergé eggs from the Forbes family in New York City.

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$5.0 billion as of 2005.