His parents were placed well enough to give him everything he needed for a successful career.
Young years and jeans laundering According to Prokhorov’s website, “Mikhail’s family instilled in him a strong work ethic and a great love of learning and sports training, which would serve him well in his professional endeavors.” His father worked as Head of the International Relations Department of the Soviet State Sports Committee; his mother did scientific research work at the Moscow Chemical Materials Institute.
Prokhorov has not said why he wants to reduce his holding in Rusal, which is 48.1 percent owned by Oleg Deripaska's En .
After the talks with Vekselberg stalled, Prokhorov sold a 3.3 percent stake via an accelerated book build for 0 million in February, increasing Rusal's free-float..
In 2009 Forbes magazine named him Russia’s richest man.
In 2010, according to the Russian business magazine Finans, with his fortune of US.85 billion Prokhorov moved to second place.
The opposition movement on Monday launched a Facebook page for their latest protest on Dec. More than 6,000 had said they would attend by late afternoon on Monday.Seems I’ve been writing about Russian billionaires and divorce a lot lately, haven’t I? Then it was the Roman Abramovich situation and now, the Russian billionaire of Russian billionaires – Mikhail Prokhorov – the supposedly richest man in Russia, gets tangled up in a discussion about divorce. He was supposedly planning a “ million dollar wedding.” At the time he was dating supermodel Naomi Campbell (yes, that one who likes to decapitate the hired help when they piss her off) but there was never a marriage. 'But you know, I am quite happy when somebody sending me a nice offer without taking my control of team.In honor of International Women’s Day, Russian news service Russia Beyond the Headlines (RBTH) has anointed the 12 most beautiful women in Russia. Here’s the full rundown of RBTH’s Russian beauties; it’s unclear whether they’re ranked in order of pulchritude, but if so Anna Chapman clocks in high at #3, Vodianova is #4, Sharapova is #5 and Zhukova.
He said that he had not spoken to President Dmitry Medvedev or Mr Putin nor with Vladislav Surkov, the Kremlin political fixer who he blamed for the failure of the Right Cause project, which was itself started by the Kremlin. “Prokhorov’s task is agreed with the Kremlin and it is to show himself as the leader of those people who came out on Bolotnaya,” wrote Marina Litvinoch, an opposition activist, on her blog, referring to Bolotnaya Square, where up to 50,000 gathered on Saturday.