29 September 2012

RUSSIA : Mother Russia's Richest Man Alisher Usmanov...Profiled.


     Billionaires in Russia seem to have sprouted-up like mushrooms after a rain.
     There are a lot of them.
     But the richest is little known in the West.
     He is Alisher Usmanov...and he claims he does not belong among Putin's privileged oligarchs.
    'With Facebook, people say I took money from the Kremlin," he declares. "But I invested my own money."
     The Uzbek born lawyer is worth $18 billion...and controls Russia's #2 mobile phone company MegaFon.
     But after a rich start in iron ore...has moved on to make billions investing in technology...and telecoms.