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December 13, 1961 |
Ufa, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Alma mater||French Petroleum Institute|
|Net worth||US$ 500 million (2011)|
Ural Murtazovich Rakhimov (Russian: Ура́л Мурта́зович Рахи́мов; Bashkir: Рәхимов Урал Мортаза улы, Räximov Ural Mortaza ulı) (born December 13, 1961) is a Russian businessman of Bashkir ethnicity. Rakhimov is the 191st richest man in Russia with a net worth of US$500 million as of 2011.
Rakhimov was born in Ufa. Worldwide, Rakhimov is known to be the only son of Murtaza Rakhimov, the former president of Bashkortostan. Throughout most of Rakhimov's life, he maintained a deep interest in science, eventually studying at Ufa State Petroleum Technological University and graduating in 1984.
He then studied at the French Petroleum Institute, receiving a Master's of Science, and then he studied in the United States for another Master's degree. For most of his business career, he was a member of Bashneft. In 2003, he initiated the creation of Bashkir capital. During 2009 till early 2010 he was the owner of Salavat Yulaev Ufa.