Vasily Anisimov

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Vasily Anisimov
Vasily V. Anisimov

1951/1952 (age 67–68)[1]
Occupationproperty developer
Net worthUS$1.49 billion (May 2017)[1]
Spouse(s)Galina Anisimova (divorced)

Vasily V. Anisimov (born 1951/52) is a Russian billionaire businessman. In the 1990s, he owned banks and aluminium plants, sold everything in 2000, and is now a property developer.

Early life[edit]

Anisimov was born in Almaty, Kazakh SSR. Anisimov has a bachelor's degree from the Alma-Ata Institute of National Economy.[1]


From 1986 to 1989, he served as general director of a Moscow-based hardware wholesaler, Roskhoztorg. In the 1990s, he owned banks and aluminium plants - Metalloinvest. In 2000, after being sued by fellow Russian billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Anisimv liquidated most of his assets.[2] By 2004 Anismimov re-emerged as a co-owner of Metalloinvest with fellow billionaires Alisher Usmanov and Andrei Skoch.[3] From here he switched form Russian mines to realeste.[1] His wealth comes from investments in Metalloinvest and his real estate company Coalco.[4]

He is a friend of Arkady Rotenberg, and is the head of the Russian Judo Federation.[5][4]

Anisimov is one of many "Russian oligarchs" named in the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, CAATSA, signed into law by President Donald Trump in 2017.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Anisimov was married to Galina Anisimova, and has four children.[5][1] Their daughter, Galina, was murdered with her husband, Alexander Nalimov, both found "bound and killed execution-style," in their Ekaterinburg home in 2000.[7][8] Another daughter, Galina's half-sister, Anna Anisimova, is a socialite and ex-model who has been called the "Russian-American Paris Hilton".[5]

He lives in Moscow, Russia,[1] and sometimes in New York.


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  2. ^ Frik Els (15 April 2012). "2012 Mining Billionaires: #34 Vasily Anisimov, #35 Alexander Nesis, #36 Igor Zyuzin, #37 Patokh Chodiev, #38 Alijan Ibragimov, #39 Alexander Machkevich, #40 Daniel Mate, #41 Aristotelis Mistakidis". Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  3. ^ "The Secret Dealings of Swiss Lawyer Dieter Neupert". Al Bawaba. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b "The 11 richest Russian men who are still single".
  5. ^ a b c Putzier, Konrad (13 May 2015). "Carlton House | Galina Anisimova | Vasily Anisimov". Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Report to Congress Pursuant to Section 241 of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 Regarding Senior Foreign Political Figures and Oligarchs in the Russian Federation and Russian Parastatal Entities" (PDF). 29 January 2018.
  7. ^ McChesney, Andrew "Metals Magnates In $8.5B Merger", The Moscow Times, April 18, 2000. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Eaton, Pheobe "How Much Is That In Rubles?", New York, June 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2018.