Mikhail Vladimirovich Dvornikov was born in Moscow on December 10, 1971. After the collapse of the USSR, he and his family immigrated abroad and permanently resides in Austria, Switzerland and France.
Since 1992 Mikhail Dvornikov started business, had a number of enterprises in the sphere of trade, as well as consulting services, including consulting on privatization. Among the main enterprises are trade complexes Savelovsky and Stankolit, as well as a number of smaller businesses.
As of 2006, Mikhail Dvornikov’s real estate assets were valued at $200 million, and his annual gross profit was $60 million.Between 2006 and 2008, all assets and businesses in Moscow (Russian Federation) were sold.
At present, Mikhail Dvornikov is a private investor and owner of a number of companies in Austria and Switzerland, conducts charitable, social and scientific activities. He is married and has two daughters.
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