Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Leonidovych Akhmetov is a business tycoon who, as of February 2015, was listed as the 216th richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $6.5 billion. He is one of Ukraine’s wealthiest people. He founded System Capital Management (SCM) in 2000, and has been its sole propieter since 2009. From 2006 to 2012, he was a member of the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) for the Party of Regions. He has gotten into some hot water as allegations have surfaced of him being connected to organized crime.