Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska is a Russian billionaire whose total net worth is around $3.8 billion (as of 9/22/2015). Oleg was born on January 2, 1968 in Russia in the Dzerzhinsk area which is a few hundred kilometers from Moscow. Though his net worth which was just a little than $30 billion in 2008 has come down considerably to about $4 billion, this doesn’t change the fact that he is the owner and driving force behind the company that happens to be the world’s largest aluminum producer.
In 1985, Mr. Deripaska finished school with distinction in the Krasnodar Region of southern Russia. In 1993, he graduated with honors from Moscow State University’s Physics Department and, three years later, got his Master's degree. This degree was conferred on him by Moscow’s Plekhanov Academy of Economics.
Between 1986 and 1988, he was actively employed with the Soviet missile forces, where he was posted to the Trans-Baikal area. In 1994, he was appointed general director of the Sayanogorsk Aluminium Smelter in Eastern Siberia. Under his leadership, the smelter became an industry leader for labour safety, environmental standards, product quality, technological development and profitability. In 2000, Russian Aluminium (RUSAL), the first vertically integrated company, was set up by bringing together Russia’s largest aluminium smelters. That same year, Oleg Deripaska became a CEO of RUSAL.