Vladimir Kim

Vladimir Kim

Vladimir Kim
Image Copyright Kazakhmys PLC

In 2011 Vladimir Kim became the richest person in Kazakhstan, and the 223rd richest in the world, with an estimated fortune of US$4.7 billion. Kim is chairman of the board of mining giant Kazakhnmys, personally owning 45% of the company.

Kim was born in 1961 and is of Korean decent – his family fled Russia during Stalin’s regime before settling in neighbouring Kazakhstan. In 1982, Kim went on to gain a PhD and MBA from Alma-Ata Architectural Institute.

Kim lives with his wife and three children in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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