Vladimir Lisin

Vladimir Lisin is a Russian steel magnate and a self made billionaire. He is currently the majority shareholder of Novolipetsk Steel and also serves as the chairman of the same company. According to Forbes, Lisin is the 8th richest person in Russia and the 62nd richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $14.1 billion.

Quick Facts

Net Worth: $14.1 Billion (As of March 2013)

Source: Steel, Investments, Self-Made

Born: May 7, 1956 (Age 57)

Nationality: Russian

Residence: Moscow, Russia

Marital Status: Married with 3 Children

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Vladimir Lisin Background

Lisin was born on May 7, 1956 in Ivanovo, Russia. He graduated from the Siberian Metallurgical Institute with a Bachelor of Arts/Science. He also attended the Russian Academy of Economics where he attained his doctorate. Since 1998, he has been serving as the Chairman of Novolipetsk Steel, which is one of the largest steel companies in Russia. 

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Lisin has also been recognized as one of the wealthiest people in the world. In 2013, Forbes Magazine listed him as the 8th richest person in Russia after Alisher Usmanov ($17.6 B), Mikhail Fridman ($16.5 B), Leonid Mikhelson ($15.4 B), Victor Vekselberg ($15.1 B), Vagit Alekperof ($14.8 B), Andrey Melchinenko ($14.4 B) and Vladimir Potanin ($14.3 B).  The magazine listed Vladimir Lisin as the 62nd richest person with a net worth of $14.1 billion.

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Business Profile

Besides being the Chairman of Novolipetsk, Lisin is also the largest shareholder of the company. He is also one of the members of the Board of Directors of the Novolipetskii Metallurgical Combine. He has also served as the Director and Chairman of JSC Novolipetsk Iron & Steel Corporation since 2007. From March 2009, Lisin has been serving as the Director of OJSC United Shipbuilding Corporation. He is also currently serving as a Trustee of Inst. of Social Dev. Foundation.

Other Interests

Besides his deep interest in the steel industry, Lisin also has interests in the logistics, transportation, energy and utility sectors. He has stakes in Volga Shipping Company, North-Western Shipping Company, Tuapse Commercial Sea Port and St Petersburg Sea Port. He also has stakes in Severneftegaz, Chermonorneftegaz, Distribution Grid Company of Centre and the Federal Grid Company, among others.

He is a gun fanatic and possesses a number of shooting riffles. He serves as the President of the Russian Shooting Union, as well as the European Shooting Confederation. He was also appointed vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee and he is a member of the ISSF Executive committee. Lisin was also involved in the construction of the largest shooting range complexes in Lisya Nora. 

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Personal Life

Lisin is a married man with three children. He and his wife reside in Moscow, Russia. 

Interesting Facts about Vladimir Lisin 

  • He shares his birthday (May 7) with Breckin Erin Meyer (Actor, writer, producer and drummer who earned an Emmy for his book Robot Chicken: Star Wars) and Ivan Sergei (Star of the TV series Crossing Jordan and Jack & Jill).
  • He was born the same year (1956) as Tom Hanks (legendary actor), Randy Jackson (supportive judge on American Idol and the executive producer of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew), Mel Gibson (American Director and Actor), David Caruso (lead actor on CSI: Miami). 
  • He was only 12 years old when he first picked up a riffle. He reckoned that he has always taken shooting as seriously as his business.

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