Mikhail Prokhorov: Get To Know the New Jersey Nets’ Russian Billionaire

March 30th, 2010 by Carson Tigges Leave a reply »

Who is Mikhail Prokhorov?


In short, the Russian billionaire is a self-made entrepreneur climbing all the way to No. 40 on Forbes’ list of the richest men in the world.


Prokhorov built his fortune—estimated anywhere between $9.5-$17 billion—as a leading industrialist in Russia’s precious metal sector.


He is the former owner of Norilsk Nickel and current chairman of Polyus Gold—Russia’s largest gold producer—and president of Onexim Group.


So why is his name in the sports section?


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