The man, who is allegedly son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin, became the latest Russian billionaire…
This piece of news appeared in the Russian Forbes magazine edition about two days ago. Kiril Shamalov, who is 33 years old, and who is the alleged husband of Putin’s daughter Katerina Tikhonova according to Reuters, has increased his wealth to the amount of 1.2 billion dollars, thank to the sale of his stake in Sibur company, which deals with petrochemicals. He sold his share of stocks to the Chinese Sinopec, in December of last year. Before the sale, he had about 21 % stake in this company.
He didn’t want to comment the numbers stated by the magazine Forbes, nor did he want to speak about their statements regarding the newest Russian billionaire.
Shamalov is the youngest son of Nicolay Shamalov, Putin’s long-time friend and a stake holder in Bank Rossiya, which is famous for being the “private bank of the Russian elite”, according to some USA officials.
Also, according to Reuters, Tikhonova was last year identified as Putin’s daughter, and we all know that the Russian president doesn’t really like to expose his family in public. Reuters also claimed that she and Shamalov also own properties valued to about two billion dollars, including a multimillion dollar villa in France.