Born in Kirov, Russia in the year 1962, Alexey Viktorovich Kuzmichev is a Russian billionaire bussinesman and one of the original founders of Alfa Group, an investment company with its fingers in multiple industries. According to Forbes magazine, Alexei is worth more than $7 billion as of 2014. He is the 16th richest person in Russia and 184th richest in the world (2015 list).
Kuzmichev served in the Russian Army from 1980 to 1982 as a radio operator around the Russian-Chinese border. After leaving the army the next year, he attended the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. There he would meet Mikhail Fridman and German Khan, his future business partners.