He is divorced with 9 children, including 4 quadruplets born in 1994, and lives in Moscow. His partner Elena Likhach-Skoch has been announced pregnant with his 10th child in February 2016.
Skoch met Usmanov in 1995, while he was working as an oil trader for the bank. Together with Len Kvetnoi, and Skoch, Usmanov’s first purchases were the Lebedinsky Mining and a steel production plant in Belgorod.
In 1999, he became a member of the Russian parliament's lower house (State Duma). According to Forbes, Skoch has a net worth of $6.3 billion, as of January 2015.
Skoch went to work at Lebedinsky Mining. Usmanov formed the Metalloinvest conglomerate in 2006 after the acquisition of Mikhailovsky GOK. The merge included Lebedinsky Mining, and Skoch continues to be a partner in the company. Koch owns 30% of Metalloinvest, though the shares are reportedly held in his Father Vladimir’s name.
In April 2018, the United States imposed sanctions on him and 23 other Russian nationals.