|Born||Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska
2 January 1968
Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russian SFSR
|Alma mater||Moscow State University, Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics|
|Occupation||Chairman of Supervisory Board of Basic Element Company|
|Net worth||US$3.2 billion (April 2016)|
|Spouse(s)||Polina Deripaska (nÃ©e Yumasheva); 2 children Alexander Deripaska (1989)Yulia-Olga Deripaska (1990)|
Order of Alexander Nevsky
|Website||Basic Element, Oleg Deripaska|
My mum brought me to my first job when I was 12. I started electrical work at her plant. She was an engineer, a technical expert, at one of the plants in the south, and in the summer she brought me in and I learnt how industrial things work: casting, electricity, maintenance, everything.
Don't forget I'm from a military family. I was in special training in the army. I am tall, sporty and – how do you say – you can always protect yourself… I have very strong security.
Long term I do believe internationally there is a huge misunderstanding of Russia.
I was very good in math and physics. In the Soviet time, we had a lot of Olympic-style competitions for different disciplines: I was always winning in my region.