One of the 50 Most Influential people in global finance according to Bloomberg Markets magazine, Alisher Usmanov is a Russian oligarch with a fortune estimated at $17.6 billion, founder of Metalloinvest, with impressive assets such as a $77 million Victorian mansion in London or a Tudor mansion in Surrey.
His astronomic fortune was created by a mixture of a brilliant mind and a strict discipline. In his youth, Usmanov was two-time Uzbekistan fencing champion, a sport that teached him to be patient, waiting for the right moment to attack. Choosing the right moment to invest is a must for every successful businessman.
Alisher Usmanov’s discipline is a connection between some business rules such as “Never be inflexible in business negotiations but strive instead to find the good in what might seem like a bad outcome” or “Your partner should be your friend” and a deep humanity, reflected in numerous charity activities.