Born in 1966, Andrei Skoch is a Russian billionaire and businessman and one of the owners of the holding company ‘USM Holdings’ and its assets (Metal extraction companies). Before entering into the metal business, Andrei used to have a job at MontazhSpetsBank. His total net worth as of September 2015 is $5 billion, making him the 259th richest person in the world and 18th richest in Russia. Andrei is also the Russian parliament’s lower house (Duma) member.
Andrei went to the Institute of Physical Culture at Moscow where he obtained his degree before starting work at MontazhSpetsBank in Moscow. He would later partner up with Alisher Usmanov who had a metallurgy business along with long time friend Lev Kvetnoi who used to work for Oskol Metal.