A The undisputed oligarch of oligarchs, Roman Abramovich, the 39 year old owner of Chelsea Football Club, is Russia's richest citizen with an estimated $28.7 billion to his name.He made his billions in the anarchic 1990s, when much of Russia's industry was sold off to a canny few for a fraction of its real value. In his case, he managed to get his hands on major oil and aluminium interests.Last year he sold the crown jewel in his empire the Sibneft oil company to the Kremlin controlled Gazprom for $20.6 billion, the biggest transaction in Russian corporate history. He owns three superyachts and a private jet.B One of the Russian oligarchy's most colourful and political characters, with an estimated $1.6 billion in his pocket, is Discount Nike Free 3.0 V2 Mens UK
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of Vladimir Putin, he has dedicated himself to toppling the Russian President.Berezovsky made his money in the 1990s by capitalising on his close contacts with the entourage of then President Boris Yeltsin. His connections saw him acquire lucrative stakes in the Russian oil, car and media industries, many of which he has since sold at enormous profit.C Fifty six year old Shalva Chigirinsky is one of the movers and shakers responsible for Moscow's dramatic metamorphosis from drab Soviet era city into a cutting edge metropolis.
Worth an estimated $1.5 billion, he is one of the Russian capital's most successful property developers. He is also paying British architect Sir Norman Foster to design what will be Europe's tallest tower, to redevelop an entire island district in St Petersburg, and to create a huge entertainment complex in southern Moscow.Chigirinsky makes no secret of his dislike for Roman Abramovich, whom he accuses of having stolen half an oilfield. Abramovich denies the accusation.D Oleg Deripaska is the king of Russia's aluminium industry, a man whose name strikes fear into many of his competitors. With a fortune estimated at $14 billion, he also has interests in the timber and car industries. His competitors allege that he uses strong arm tactics in hostile takeovers.In 2001 he married Polina Yumasheva, former President Boris Yeltsin's granddaughter, and has long enjoyed close relations with Russia's political elite. He began his career in 1993 as a commodities trader.E Vladimir Evtushenkov, 57, a Bill Gates Nike Free Run Pink Punch
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Like most oligarchs, he owns a private jet.F Mikhail Fridman is worth an estimated $16.5 billion. His success is based on the banking to telecoms consortium Alfa Group, which he founded. He is one of the company's majority shareholders. He has come a long way since his student days in Moscow, when he made extra cash by selling theatre tickets and organising discos.Fridman Cheap Nike Free Sale
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Until 2005 there was only one photograph of him in the public domain.Today more is known about Russia's 19th richest individual, who is in fact of Georgian origin. Aged 50, and married with three children, the source of his wealth is metals and banking. Forbes' description of the secret of his success could apply to dozens of other oligarchs. "He bought firms that nobody needed for tens of millions of dollars and sold Nike Free running Tiffany Blue
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Russia's richest man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, 42, is now the country's most famous inmate, having being jailed for fraud and tax evasion last year.