Leonid Mikhelson Net Worth

Leonid Mikhelson was born on August 11, 1955 in Moscow, Russia, Russia. Mikhelson is the founder and chairman of natural gas producer Novatek. He is also chairman of gas processing and petrochemical company Sibur; Billionaire Gennady Timchenko is his partner in both; Putin's reported son-in-law, Kirill Shamalov, is a partner in Sibur. Over 2015 and 2016, Mikhelson sold a 16% stake in Sibur to China's state-owned Sinopec and China's Silk Road Fund for $2.1 billion. An avid art collector, he has sponsored museum exhibits in Russia and the U.S. His father headed the largest pipeline construction trust in the Soviet Union, and Mikhelson began his career as foreman for a construction company building a gas pipeline in Russia's Tyumen region.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Birth Day August 11, 1955
Birth Place Moscow, Russia, Russia
Birth Sign Virgo
Residence Moscow, Russia
Alma mater Kuibyshev Civil Engineering Institute
Occupation CEO, chairman and major shareholder of the Russian gas company Novatek

💰 Net worth: $30.5 Billion (2021)

2009 $2.4 Billion
2010 $4.4 Billion
2011 $9.1 Billion
2012 $11.9 Billion
2013 $15.4 Billion
2014 $15.6 Billion
2015 $11.7 Billion
2016 $14.4 Billion
2017 $18.4 Billion
2018 $18.36 Billion

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Born to a Jewish family, Mikhelson began his career as an Engineer after graduating with a degree in Industrial Civil Engineering from the Samara Institute of Civil Engineering in 1977. He started working as a foreman at a construction and assembling company in the Tyumen area of Siberia. One of his initial projects was work on the Urengoi-Chelyabinsk gas pipeline. In 1985, he was appointed as Chief Engineer of Ryazantruboprovodstroy. In 1987, he became General Director of Kuibishevtruboprovodstroy. In 1991, Kuibishevtruboprovodstroy was one of the first companies to undergo privatization after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.


Mikhelson continued as Managing Director at the company, which has been renamed NOVA, until October 1994. He then became General Director of its holding company, Novafinivest, which later became known as NOVATEK. From 2008 until 2010 Mikhelson was Chairman of the Board of Directors for OAO Stroytransgas and OOO Art Finance. He currently holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZAO SIBUR and serves on the Supervisory Board of OAO Russian Regional Development Bank.


Mikhelson often partners with Russian Billionaire Gennady Timchenko on Business and investment projects. They are partners and majority shareholders in Novatek and Sibur. In 2013, Mikhelson and Timchenko sold 12% of Sibur to management partners. Both Mikhelson and Timchenko appear on the Forbes list of billionaires. In 2012, Mikhelson was listed as the second-richest Russian in a number of articles including Bloomberg. Mikhelson and Novatek are the main sponsors of the Russian Football Union.


According to Forbes, his personal fortune was estimated at US$18.2 billion as of 2017.


Mikhelson is the recipient of the Russian Federation’s Order of the Badge of Honor.