Renat Leonidovich Akhmetov,

Name: Renat LeonidovichSurname: Akhmetov,AKA: Rinat
Date of birth: Sep. 21, 1966Place of birth: Nationality: UkrainianAddress: Donetsk, Udarnaya str. 16
Spouse: Lilia Smirnova, (born April 20, 1965)Children: Damir Akhmetov, September 5, 1988; Almir Akmetov, born in 1997.Interests:
Alleged Illegal Activities: Source: Forbes Magazine
Additional Information:Reported to be graduate of Donetsk National Technical University, Bachelor of Arts / Science
Renat Akhmetov is the richest person in Ukraine with a worth estimated in 2009 by Korrespondent Magazine at $9.6 billion. He controls 100% of System Capital Management, Ukraine’s leading industrial and finance group. He is also a member of the Ukrainian parliament. For more than two decades he has dealt with speculation that he has been involved in crimes and violence. He was named in Ukraine’s “White Book’’ a catalog of suspected organized crime groups and figures. The book said he led the Renat group, accusing it of specializing in fraud and money laundering.
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Persons with some association whether legally or personally with the party
First NameSurnameAKAConnectionDate of BirthDescriptionSource
Borys Kolesnikov Ukraine’s vice prime minister on Euro – 2012 preparations
Viktor Yanukovych President of Ukraine


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Missing Police records of allegations against Akhmetov


NameType of OwnershipPercentage OwnershipOther OwnersDescriptionAnnual IncomeSource
System Capital ManagementPersonal100 percentIndustrial and finance
SCM Ltd - SELECT -Cyprus based holding company
Euroasia Telecom Holding - SELECT -Cyprus based holding company
Metinvest B.V.- SELECT -Holland based holding company
Ucompline Holding Ltd.- SELECT -Cyprus based holding company
ESPV Ltd. - SELECT -Cyprus based holding company
SCM Finance Ltd- SELECT -Cyprus based holding company
Shakhtar Donetsk football club- SELECT -

Legal Income

OriginAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource
SCM International and many of his other companiesEstimated in the hundreds of millions per year

Illegal Income

OriginAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource

Donations & Charity

OrganizationAmountTime FrameDescriptionSource
Foundation for Effective GovernanceAhkmetov is well known for his charitable contributions
Foundation for the Development of Ukraineorganization estimates it will reach $150 million in assetsDevelopmental issuesUkraine Observer

Real Assets

Type of PropertyEstimated ValueDescriptionSource
- SELECT -$5.2 to $9.6 billionEstimates of Ahkmetov's wealth range from $2 billion to $30 billion but is likely around $5.2 billion (according to Forbes Magazine) to $9.6 billion (according to Korrespondent). Forbes/Korrespondent

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