Len Blavatnik is an investor and entrepreneur. Born in Ukraine in 1957, Blavatnik later moved to the United States. In 2015, he was named Britain’s richest man. Forbes ranks Blavatnik as the world’s 32nd richest person, with an estimated fortune of $21.8 billion (Sept 2014). He did his undergraduate work at the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering. After this, he studied for a Masters in computer science at Colombia University and then obtained a second graduate degree, this time an MBA, from the Harvard Business School.
He is the founder of Access Industries, which he opened in 1986. Currently, he is the company’s chairman of the board and it’s president. It is an industrial organization that has investments on almost every continent. Access Industries has investments in industries such as oil, entertainment, coal, aluminum, petrochemicals and plastics, telecommunications, media, and real estate. Most of Blavatnik’s vast wealth comes from this wide variety of investments across industries in Europe and the Americas.