The Life of Len Blavatnik

The following is a short Len Blavatnik bio, president of Access Industries and head of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

 

Len Blavatnik emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1978, receiving citizenship six years later. He was born in what is Ukraine today and attended the University of Moscow. He has his Master’s degree from Columbia and an MBA from Harvard.

 

In 1986, he started Access Industries, an industrial group he is still the chairman and president of. Today, Access Industries has long-term holdings in South and North America as well as Europe. Their investments cover such industries as oil, coal, aluminum, petrochemicals and plastics, telecommunications, media and real estate.

 

Len Blavatnik, a Billionaire, was recognized by the Sunday Times as being the second wealthiest man in the U.K. Forbes’ has Blavatnik as the 80th wealthiest man in the entire world, with a net worth of $11.9 billion.

 

Despite his wealth, Mr. Blavatnik is an enthusiastic entrepreneur. He sponsors a 20,000 square foot food bank in Israel that, amongst other things, feeds those in need and sends out meals to families for Jewish holidays. He also oversees the Blavatnik Family Foundation. In 2010, he and the foundation donated £75 million to Oxford, one of the largest donations the school has received in its 900 years.

 

Blavatnik is Jewish and has two children with his wife, Emily, a son and a daughter.

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Article submitted by Access Industries, Inc. The privately held industrial group focuses on natural resources and chemicals, media and telecommunications and real estate.

November 17th, 2013 Posted in Investing

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