Victor Pinchuk

Victor Pinchuk Net Worth :  $3.2 Billion

Victor Pinchuk is a Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and majority owner of EastOne Group Ltd, which is an international investing, financial advisory and project funding company. He is also the founder of Interpipe, which is one of the leading steel, pipe and wheel producers in Ukraine. Pinchuk also owns a popular tabloid known as Fakty i Kommentarii, as well as four television channels. This self-made billionaire has been a member of the Ukrainian parliament for 2 consecutive terms.

Pinchuk was born on 14th December, 1960 in Kyiv, Ukraine, to Jewish parents. He attended Metallurgy Institute of Dnepropetrovsk and graduated in 1983. Today, he has an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion, which makes him one of the most financially successful people in Ukraine. He is currently involved with his online business incubator known as EastLabs inKiev, which is aimed at encouraging start–ups. Pinchuk had in the past made a co-investment with Ukraine airlines, one of the biggest private groups. Regrettably, the group was later declared bankrupt. 

Apart from his multiple business engagements, Pinchuk has been supporting Philanthropic projects across Ukraine. In the beginning of 2013, he committed to give at least half of his fortune during his lifetime and beyond to philanthropic causes. He joined the Giving Pledge, which is a philanthropic initiative that was founded by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in the year 2010. 

The self-made billionaire is married to Olena Pinchuk, who is the daughter of former President of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma. Pinchuk and Olena are blessed with three daughters and a son.  Olena manages the ANTIAIDS Foundation, which mainly focuses on prevention and retroviral distribution and AIDS care in Ukraine. Together with Pinchuk, they are very good friends of former US President Bill Clinton and singer Sir Elton John.

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