Eugene Shvidler

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Eugene Shvidler
Evgeny Markovich Shvidler

(1964-03-23) 23 March 1964 (age 55)
Ufa, USSR (now Russia)
CitizenshipRussia, U.S.
Alma materGubkin Institute of Petrochemicals and Natural Gas
Fordham University
Net worthUS$1.5 billion (November 2019)[1]
Spouse(s)Zara Shvidler
Parent(s)Mark Iosifovich Shvidler

Evgeny Markovich Shvidler (Russian: Евгений Маркович Швидлер, born 23 March 1964), also Eugene Shvidler, is a Russian-American billionaire oil businessman. Although not often referred to as one of that country's prominent business oligarchs, as he became a US citizen in 1994,[2] he nevertheless made his fortune during the privatization of Russian industry, and maintains a close connection to fellow oligarch Roman Abramovich and his circle.

Early life[edit]

Shvidler was born in Ufa, Russia,[3] into the prominent Jewish family of Soviet geologist Mark Iosifovich Shvidler.[4][5] He received a degree in mathematics from the Gubkin Institute of Petrochemicals and Natural Gas and an MBA from Fordham University.[citation needed]


Early in his career he worked for Deloitte & Touche in New York and became a U.S. citizen. He later returned to Russia, where he teamed up with Roman Abramovich to start the oil trading outfit Runicom S.A.[6] In 1995, the men partnered to gain control of oil giant Sibneft "in an auction that some experts," according to the Irish Independent, "suspect of having been rigged";[7] Shvidler joined Sibneft initially as senior Vice President and served as company president from 1998 until October 2005, when Russian state energy company Gazprom acquired Sibneft.[8] For most of his tenure, Sibneft was Russia's fastest growing oil company in terms of production, and its most profitable in terms of earnings per barrel.[9]

Shvidler is chairman of Millhouse LLC, the investment and asset management company he shares with Abramovich and their partners.[10]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Zara Shvidler and they have five children.[11][1]

He owns the Château Thénac vineyard in France, a $37 million home in Belgravia in London, a $14.5 million home in Aspen, Colorado, and the yacht Le Grand Bleu.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Forbes profile: Evgeny (Eugene) Shvidler". Forbes. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Швидлер Евгений Маркович". Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Corrections by Eugene Shvidler". ICorrect. 11 March 2011. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  4. ^ Михаил КОЗЫРЕВ, Николай БОРИСОВ, "ГРУППА ТОВАРИЩЕЙ", Russian Forbes Русский Forbes, April 2007 (retrieved 24 December 2013)
  5. ^ Jewish Telegraph Agency: "At least 139 of the Forbes 400 are Jewish" By Jacob Berkman 5 October 2009
  6. ^ "Eugene Shvidler Net Worth - biography, quotes, wiki, assets, cars, homes and more". 29 September 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  7. ^ Kennedy, Dominic. Chelsea owner admits billions in bribes", Irish Independent, 5 July 2008, accessed 27 December 2013.
  8. ^ Stocks. "Stocks - Bloomberg". Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  9. ^ 2006-2017 ПАО «Газпром нефть». "ПАО «Газпром нефть» - официальный сайт компании". Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Evgeny (Eugene) Shvidler". Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  11. ^ The Guardian: "Eugene Shvidler, Russian billionaire, on his French vineyard" by Elizabeth Day 10 October 2009
  12. ^ Day, Elizabeth (11 October 2009). "Eugene Shvidler - Russian billionaire". The Guardian. London.