Net Worth: $9.72 Billion
- Source of Wealth Fertilizers
- Birth Place Perm, Russia
- Marital Status Married (Elena Rybolovleva)
- Full Name Dmitry Yevgenyevich Rybolovlev
- Nationality Russian
- Date of Birth November 22, 1966
- Occupation Businessman
- Education Perm Medical Institute
- Children 2 (Ekaterina, Anna)
About Dmitry Rybolovlev
Dmitry Rybolovlev is a Russian Businessman with an estimated net worth of $9.72 billion in May 2017, according to Bloomberg. He was the owner of the potash producer Uralkali which he sold for Russian investors in 2010. He is also a majority owner of the French football club AS Monaco.
Born in 1966 in Perm, Russia from Doctor Parents, Ryboloblev himself graduated in Cardiology from Perm Medical Institute in 1990. He worked as a Cardiologist where he met his wife Elena, a student of his, and in 1989, their first daughter Ekaterina was born.
During Perestroika, which led to the breakup of the Soviet Union and the privatization of state controlled businesses, Rybolovlev entered the world of business by creating his first company in the Medical Field. He would make his first million then. In 1992, he was the first man in the region to obtain a Russian Ministry of Finance certificate which entitled him to open his own investment company and deal with securities.
In 1995, he chose to venture in the potash industry by selling most of his shareholdings from his successful businesses and to focus on Uralkali. Within the next 15 years, he make Uralkali a global enterprise. The rise in price of potash considerably helped him growth as well.
Uralkali went public in 2007 and he sold 54% of his shares to various Russian investors. He is now the owner of another potash company Silvinit since 2011, and has vowed to make it “the largest potash producer in the world”.
Other investments of his are a 9.7% stake in Bank of Cyprus which he bought in 2010, and a 66% stake in the AS Monaco Football Club which he acquired under the approval of the city’s monarch Prince Albert in December 2011.