Being one of the richest men in one of the most difficult business environments is not an easy achievement. Mikhail Fridman is one of those men who has braved the odds to stand out as one of the richest men in all of Russia.Fridman started as a theatre ticket checker as a student. This was before he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys in 1986. Before going on to be the founder of one of the most famous business consortiums in Russia, Fridman started out doing small trades and businesses relating to finance.
He began his career as a fully-fledged businessman by 1988 where he founded the Alfa Group Consortium. He sits on the board today as the chairman of the supervisory board. Today, due to his efforts and hard work, the company is on the list of Russia’s largest privately owned investment groups. Along with this, he is also the second richest man in all of Russia, the biggest country in the world.