Net Worth $3.3 billion
Alexander Nesis is a Russian businessman who has a net worth of $3.3 billion. He has risen to riches as the founder, president and CEO of the ICT group, a private equity group based in Moscow, Russia. Born on December 19, 1962, in Leningrad, USSR, he enrolled at the prestigious Lensovet Leningrad Institute of Technology to study radiochemistry. Upon graduation, he landed a position as supervisor at the Baltic Shipbuilding Yard – one of the Russia’s largest and oldest makers of ships. It was in the early 1990s that he decided to start his own business, which became known as the ICT (‘Investments, Construction, Technologies’) Group in 1993. The same year, he managed to build a fortune and got back to Baltic Shipbuilding Yards as its controlling shareholder and Head of Board of Directors. The group, which invests mainly in the sectors of finance, precious metals and engineering, is now one of the largest privately owned investment and industrial companies in Russia. The portfolio of the group includes such renowned leaders in the respective industries as NOMOS-BANK, Khanty-Mansi Bank, Polymetal and Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant. It also holds major stakes in the potash producer Uralkali and Baltic Leasing. Reportedly, the total value of ICT’s assets under management stands at around $8 billion.