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Andrey Melnichenko Net Worth $10.8 Billion
Russian businessman, Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko has a net worth of $10.8 billion as of March 2012, according to FORBES. The son of a respected Soviet physicist, Melnichenko shone in his studies and entered the esteemed Mathematics & Physics Institute of Moscow State University. Jointly with some schoolmates he started a tourism business, sold computers, created a chain of currency exchange booths; in 1993 he founded MDM Bank, which managed the accounts of oil tycoon Roman Abramovich along with other businessmen favored by the Kremlin. With fellow billionaire Sergei Popov, he began buying up assets, creating TMK, Russia’s largest pipe exporter; in addition to Eurochem and SUEK. In 2006 the associates started splitting their business conglomerate; Melnichenko kept Eurochem and also a stake in SUEK. He is whoever owns the $300 million megayacht “A”, which resembles a submarine and which he named “A” after his own wife Aleksandra Nikolic, a Serbian model and pop singer.
Andrey Melnichenko’s Yacht “A” by Phillipe Starck. Named for the first initial of Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko. Using a span of 119 metres (390ft) and displacing nearly 6,000tonnes, it is among the largest motor yachts in the world.