Vagit Alekperov is a businessman from Azerbaijan and the president of LUKOIL, Russia‘s largest oil firm. He previously served as the USSR’s First Deputy Minister of Oil and Gas Industry.
Vagit Alekperov’s Age, Family, and Early Life
Vagit Alekperov was born on September 1st, 1950 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR. He is 71 years old as of 2022. Vahid’s father died while he was a small child. His father was a Muslim from Azerbaijan, while his mother was a Russian Orthodox. Vagit, on the other hand, does not identify as Muslim or Orthodox. Alekperov was encouraged to follow in his father’s footsteps in the oilfields by his father’s hard labor.
Alekperov has an estimated net worth of USD $19.6 billion as of April 16, 2021, making him the 94th richest person in the world and the 5th richest person in Russia, demonstrating that he never forgot his father’s hard work and that from there he motivated himself and became who he is today.
Vagit Alekperov’s Career, what was his profession?
He is the head of LUKOIL, Russia’s largest oil corporation. He previously served as the USSR’s First Deputy Minister of Oil and Gas Industry. Spartak Football Club is owned by Alekperov, who controls 36.8% of the club.
He got his first work in the industry when he was eighteen years old.
He continued to work there after graduation, and by 1979, he had progressed from engineer to deputy head of a production unit.
Alekperov moved to Western Siberia in 1979 and worked for Surgutneftegaz from 1979 to 1985, earning him a reputation as an expert in the industry.
Alekperov was appointed deputy minister of the Soviet Union’s Oil and Gas Industry in 1990, making him the youngest deputy energy minister in Soviet history.
Langepas-Uray-Kogalymneft was renamed LUKOIL in April 1993, and Alekperov was named president and chairman of the board. Alekperov controlled 10.4 percent of the company in 2002. Alekperov resigned as chairman of the board of directors of Lukoil in 2000, but remained president of the firm.
He was re-elected as the company’s president for another five-year term in 2016.
LUKoil was the first Russian firm to purchase an American firm.
Alekperov first stated in an interview in 2018 that he was looking for a successor to his post, predicting that the corporation would restructure its workforce in 2023.
He owns one of the largest private oil dealers in the world, with interests in oil supply, refining, and export, as well as the largest private gas station network.
Which school and college did he go to?
He has a doctoral degree in economics. During his student days, he worked as a drilling operator for Kasporneft, a Caspian oil production company. Alekperov graduated in 1974 from Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute.
Vagit Alekperov’s Net worth, How much does he earn?
Alexei Alekperov’s estimated net worth is USD $19.6 billion, ranking him 94th on the world’s wealthiest list and fifth in Russia.
Vagit Alekperov’s Wife, What about his relationship?
Alekserov is married to Larisa Victorova Alekperova. They have a son, Yusuf, born in 1990.
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