Alisher Usmanov

Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov is an Uzbek-born Russian business magnate. As reported by Forbes in 2019, Alisher Usmanov has an estimated net worth of $13.0 billion.

  • The oligarch’s largest holding today is his stake in iron ore and steel giant Metalloinvest.
  • An early Facebook investor, he currently owns stakes in Xiaomi and other telecom, mining and media companies.
  • Usmanov sold his 30% stake in Arsenal Football Club for nearly $700 million in cash in 2018.
  • Usmanov made his first fortune producing plastic bags, a commodity so scarce in the former Soviet Union that people washed and reused them.
  • He headed Gazprom Investholding, a subsidiary of state-run conglomerate Gazprom, from 2000 to 2014.