Does money make you happy?

Viktor Vekselberg, leading Russian industrialist and President of the RENOVA Group of Companies

1957 - Born in Ukraine
1979 - Graduates, Moscow Institute of Railroad Transport Engineering
1993 - Chairman, board of directors, Renova
1996 - Co-owner and chairman, TNK
2004 - Purchases the largest private collection of Faberge eggs
2006 - Provides financial help to transport the Lowell House Bells from Harvard University back to their original location at the Danilov Monastery

Russia’s rich, often called oligarchs, have a good reason to avoid from reading the Western press. Most of what’s written about them and their businesses is either gossip, or based on stereotypes of the 1990s. The paradox is that they don’t seem eager to refute those stereotypes. One exception is Viktor Vekselberg, a leading Russian industrialist and President of the RENOVA Group of Companies.