Ihor Kolomoyskyi biography and facts


Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyskyi (Ukrainian: Ігор Валерійович Коломойський; Russian: Игорь Валерьевич Коломойский, Igor Kolomoiskiy; born February 13, 1963 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian business oligarch and Jewish community activist. Kolomoyskyi is the leading partner of the Privat Group and a de-facto chairman of the FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.. A multibillionaire, Kolomoyskyi is rated as the second or third richest person in Ukraine (after Rinat Akhmetov or/and Viktor Pinchuk) since 2006 and 377th richest person in the world by the Forbes (as of 2011). According to the Forbes, his net worth is USD 3b, while the Korrespondent considers it to be USD 6.5b Ihor Kolomoyskyi's name in English is also spelled as Igor/Ihor Kolomoyskyi/Kolomoysky/Kolomoisky/Kolomoiskiy/Kolomoyskiy. As with many Jewish names, the name is a misspelling of the Ukrainian relative adjective indicating the town of origin. In this case - city of Kolomyia in western Ukraine, which name is widely misspelled as well. Kolomoyskyi is often nicknamed Benya (Беня) (which is both a Jewish short name popular in early 20th century) and Bonifatsiy - after a character of the popular Soviet animated film whose  ( Wikipedia )


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