Rinat Akhmetov

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Rinat Akhmetov
Рінат Ахметов
Akhmetov in 2008
Born (1966-09-21) 21 September 1966 (age 57)
Known forOwner, System Capital Management Group
Owner, Shakhtar Donetsk
Political partyOpposition Bloc
SpouseLiliya Nikolaievna Smirnova

Rinat Akhmetov is a Ukrainian businessman from Donetsk. He is Ukraine’s richest man who fully owns DTEK through his System Capital Management company. In 2023 his total worth was about US$5.7 billion.[1]

He gave his television channels, which had routinely backed opposition politicians, to the government in 2022. He has given $158 million privately to the war effort. He says Vladimir Putin is a “war criminal”. He is suing Russia in the European Court of Human Rights for damage to his business empire.[2]

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  1. "Rinat Akhmetov". Forbes. Retrieved 2023-07-31.
  2. Sheppard, David (2023-07-30). "DTEK's Maxim Timchenko: 'If we are crushed, technically or financially, then we would lose this war'". Financial Times. Retrieved 2023-07-31.