Mikhail Prokhorov (Russian: Михаил Дмитриевич Прохоров; May 3, 1965 in Moscow ) is a Russian entrepreneur, former Director General of the Russian company Norilsk Nickel and Polyus Gold OJSC and politicians.
The business magazine Forbes prized his assets in 2009 to 9.5 billion dollars. He was the richest Russian and was ranked 40 in the global ranking of billionaires. With assets of $ 18.5 billion Prokhorov was 2011, only the second- richest Russian.
Since September 2009, Prokhorov is one of the largest share of the NBA Team Brooklyn Nets.
Chaired by Right Thing
From June 25 2011 to September 15, 2011, Prokhorov was chairman of the Right Cause party. He resigned from this because they have a " puppet of the Kremlin Project " is his opinion. During the campaign for the parliamentary elections in 2011, he demanded that the Russian average income of the highest would be worldwide.
Mikhail Prokhorov announced on December 12 of 2011 to compete in the presidential election on March 4, 2012.
When choosing Prokhorov came to 7.98 percent of the vote. He took it out as the third- strongest candidate after election winner Vladimir Putin and the Communists Gennady Zyuganov.
Founding of the Civic Platform
After Prokhorov was defeated in the presidential election, he pursued the establishment of a new party, the Grazhdanskaya flat format ( Гражданская платформа ) to German citizens platform. The party carries with it the same name as the Polish Civic Platform Donald Tusk.
The party will initially consist of 500 members, and focus on the Russian elections in the fall, Prokhorov declared on June 4, 2012 in Moscow. Prokhorov himself does not exclude to run as a candidate for mayor of Moscow, where he wins the internal party preselection. He will however not a member of the Civic Platform. Also, there would be no founding congress. The aim of the party was to give the non-Party activists and public dignitaries the opportunity to participate in elections as candidates. Prominent party it should not be. The party will decide by internal primaries, who it supports in which local elections. The party was willing to work with all other parties, including the ruling party to cooperate.
Mikhail Prokhorov is unmarried. In his spare time, the 2.04 m wide Prokhorov plays basketball and goes jet skiing.
Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation -
In 2004 he founded the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation - which in Krasnoyarsk ( Siberia) has its headquarters and is headed by Prokhorov's elder sister Irina Dmitrievna nine years Prokhorova, a literary scholar and publisher. The Foundation supports the National Orchestra Mikhail Pletnev as well as the village of libraries in Siberia.