Engineer, Billionaire and
Founder of Alfa Group Consortium
The youngest of the newly rich presented here, Fridman was born in 1964. He is a graduate of the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. From 1986 to 1988 he worked as an engineer in the Electrostal factory.
When it became legal to
open cooperative and private concerns under Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, Fridman
was well prepared and in 1988 he set up his own photo cooperative, Alpha photo
and then ALFA/EKO, and AlfaKapital. This was the precursor of the Alfa Group