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Konstantin Grigorishin

Konstantin Grigorishin Russian billionaire businessman and art collector

Russian billionaire businessman and art collector
Konstantin Grigorishin
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Intro Russian billionaire businessman and art collector
A.K.A. Kostyantyn Grygorishyn
Is Businessperson
From Cyprus Russia Ukraine
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 16 November 1965, Zaporizhzhia, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, Ukraine
Age: 54 years
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
Education
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
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Biography

Konstantin Grigorishin (born 16 November 1965) is a Ukrainian billionaire.

Native of Zaporizhia, Grigorishin only gained Ukrainian citizenship in 2016.

On 1 November 2018, Russian sanctions were imposed against 322 citizens of Ukraine, including Grigorishin.

Early life

Grigorishin was born on 16 November 1965, in Ukraine, and earned a master's degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Career

Grigorishin became wealthy selling metallurgy products from Ukraine to Russia in the late 1980s. He is a leading shareholder in the Energy Standard Group, which owns several factories in Ukraine among which Sumy Engineering and Science Association, a transportation company "Ukrrichflot" (Ukrainian river fleet), and Zaporozhtransformator (ZTR).

In 2015 Russian authorities accused Grigorishin of evading taxes worth 675 million rubles, which he denies, and a criminal case against him was opened. Shortly after Grigorishin permanently moved back to Ukraine. In April 2016, a Russian court issued an arrest warrant for Grigorishin in absentia. Meanwhile Grigorishin acquired Ukrainian citizenship.

Grigorishin has claimed he financed the Communist Party of Ukraine during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych (2010-2014) "for political protection." He has also claimed to have loaned $12 million to Arsen Avakov and Viktor Baloha, at the time both members of Our Ukraine–People's Self-Defense Bloc, for elections in 2007. Ukrainian media has also claimed Grigorishin used to finance the Social Democratic Party of Ukraine (united) and Yabluko.

On 1 November 2018, Russian sanctions were imposed against 322 citizens of Ukraine, including Grigorishin.

Personal life

Grigorishin was married to Oksana Grigorishina, with three children and his residence was Moscow, Russia. After Grigorishin gained Ukrainian citizenship in 2016 he resides in Kiev, Ukraine. He is currently divorced. Grigorishin has a son and a daughter. His son Ivan played six times for the California Golden Bears, the team of the University of California, Berkeley.

Grigorishin has an art collection estimated to be worth $300 million.

In 2017, it was reported in The Guardian that Grigorishin had acquired Cypriot citizenship in 2010 through a "Golden visa" scheme.

Grigorishin is the founder and sole sponsor of the International Swimming League.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.forbes.com/profile/konstantin-grigorishin/
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-23/swimming-goes-pro-with-league-backed-by-ukrainian-billionaire
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http://hvylya.net/news/digest/rossiyskiy-oligarh-poluchil-grazhdanstvo-ukrainyi.html
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/17/the-billionaires-investing-in-cyprus-in-exchange-for-eu-passports
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