Roustam Tariko

About Roustam Tariko

Birth Day: March 17, 1962
Birth Place: Russia
Birth Sign: Aries
Residence: Moscow
Citizenship: Russia
Education: Moscow Institute for Railway Engineering INSEAD
Known for: founder of Russian Standard Vodka and Russian Standard Bank
Children: 3

Roustam Tariko Net Worth

Roustam Tariko was bornon March 17, 1962 in Russia. Roustam Tariko, the creator of Russian Standard vodka, became the second vodka producer and distributer in the world after Diageo: in June 2013 he bought stake in Polish CEDC, one of the world's largest vodka producers. CEDC was bankrupt, but Tariko saved it, investing $420 millions. In June 2014 he sold his company Roust to CEDC for $250 millions. He earned his first money in the late 1980s helping foreign tourists find rooms in Moscow hotels. He later worked as a consultant for the Italian confectioner Ferrero Rocher and then started selling Italian vermouth, winning an exclusive contract with Martini & Rossi. In 1998 he created Russian Standard as Russia's first upscale vodka brand. The following year, with the help of McKinsey & Co., he set up Russian Standard Bank, pioneering in the consumer credit market and becoming the market leader in it three years later. Today the bank is one of Russia's 30 largest, and until the end of 2011 it had an exclusive Russian partnership with American Express. He has villa Minerva on Sardinia, which he bought in 2004 from Silvio Berlusconi's wife for 15 million euro, villa on Miami Beach, which he bought in 2011 for $25.5 million. He has a yacht named after his twin daughters AnnaEva and a Boeing 737 for trips around the world.
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💰 Net worth: $1.1 Billion

2010 $1.4 Billion
2011 $1.9 Billion
2012 $1.5 Billion
2013 $1.75 Billion
2014 $2 Billion
2015 $1.1 Billion
2018 $1.1 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1962

Born in the town of Menzelinsk in Tatarstan on March 17, 1962, Tariko moved to Moscow to study at the age of 17. He graduated in 1989 from the Economics faculty of Moscow Institute for Railway Engineering and got an MBA from INSEAD in France in 2000.

1980

In the late 1980s, Tariko began importing Kinder Surprise and Ferrero Rocher chocolates to the Soviet Union and selling them for rubles. Previously, such goods were only available in hard currency stores closed to average Russians. Tariko parlayed his success in selling Italian chocolates into an exclusive contract to import the Martini brand. Record sales of Martini enabled him to grow his company Roust Inc. into the leading importer of premium spirits in Russia.

1998

Building on his success, Tariko wanted to build a Russian consumer brand which would "embody the vibrant spirit of Russia." Tariko reportedly wondered why Russia, the birthplace of vodka and the biggest vodka market in the world did not possess a domestically produced premium vodka brand. In 1998, Tariko, through his Russian Standard Company, brought to market Russian Standard Vodka Original, the first genuinely Russian premium vodka. It became an almost instant success, and quickly established itself as the number one brand of its kind in the country.

1999

In 1999, Tariko expanded his empire into the banking Business by founding Russian Standard Bank. Today, the bank is the market leader in consumer Finance and the country's largest consumer lending bank.

2009

In Forbes magazine's "World's richest People" ranking of 2009, Tariko was listed at number 647 with an estimated wealth of $1.1 billion.

2019

Roustam Tariko is unmarried and has three children. The mother of Tariko’s twin daughters, Eva and Anna, is Tatiana Osipova who is not married to Tariko. Another woman, Aliona Gavrilova, is the mother of Tariko’s third child, a boy, named Roustam Junior.