Forbes’ 2017 Profile Of Kazakh Billionaire Vladimir Kim

Vladimir Kim

Before joining natural resources firm Kazakhmys Group in 1995, Kim amassed an impressive portfolio of academic credentials in the fields of civil engineering, economics and business administration. He was named chairman of holding company Kazakhmys plc in 2005, before it became the first Kazakh company to list on the London Stock Exchange.

As a result of a restructuring announced in 2014, Kazakhmys PLC de-merged into private company Kazakhmys Corporation and a separate public company, KAZ Minerals plc. Kim is the majority owner of Kazakhmys Corporation, which inherited most of the group’s mature mining (mostly copper) assets. Kim stepped down as chairman of the listed company 2013 but remains on its board as a non-executive director.

He is a descendent of Koreans forced by Stalin to move to Kazakhstan.

REAL TIME NET WORTH — as of 4/17/17