Have you ever wondered how some people have millions or even billions of dollars while others struggle from week to week to keep their head above water? Is it just luck? Or do these people deserve everything they have. Of course there are probably several opinions to that question. Some may say that it is all luck and that some people have better luck then others. Yes, some people may be lucky enough to be born with a silver spoon in their mouths or to inherited riches but this is not the case with most millionaires and billionaires.
A lot of billionaires make their money by being a true entrepreneur. What I mean by this is they know what they want and they go after it. They have the few qualities that are a must for someone to make it, to gain the riches that we are talking about today. They have determination, determination to go and do what needs to be done. Determination not to let anyone stand in the way of what they want to do. They have faith. Faith in their dream or their ideas. They have faith in themselves. They also have belief, again in themselves and in their dreams. The billionaire that we are going to talk about today is definitely a true entrepreneur. His name is Ihor Kolomoyskyy.
He is from Kiev, Ukraine. He went to college at Dniepropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute. He graduated with a Master in Science. He became best known for his controlling in the Privat group. The Privat group is a group of very influential men who have all control over things like steel, oil, chemical and energy and even the food supplies in Ukraine. For example, this group owns the coke companies.
He also co-owns the PrivatBank. Which is the biggest bank in Ukraine. In the last year, he sold his interests in coke and ore to Lanebrook Ltd. In doing so he received in return, money and shares in Evraz.
What we know by all that he controls and all that he owns is that he is a very influential man. He has the ability to make people listen. The ability to get what he wants. He has friends in high places so to speak. The group has a lot of control with a lot of the media with Ihor being the leader this gives him much prestige. He has good relations with politicians and also sponsors professional sports.
Right now the group is involved with a heated conflict with the other major group in Ukraine, Interpipe Group. They actually criticize each other in public. All of this is over a Plant, that they both want control over.
He is worth about 1.2 billion dollars at this point. He is married and has 2 children. He has got where he is today because he is an entrepreneur, a true businessman, clear to the soul. A man who was destined to be something great and never let himself down.