Life Of A Russian Billionaire: Vice Documentary Explores World Of Sergey Veremeenko [VIDEO]

VICE Reporter & Russian Billionaire
VICE journalist Ryan Duffy talks with Russian billionaire Sergey Veremeenko YouTube/VICE

The editors at Vice magazine wanted to know how the ultra-wealthy live in Russia, so they sent journalist Ryan Duffy to the private estate of Russian oligarch and billionaire Sergey Veremeenko, just outside Moscow. After the fall of the Soviet Union, many of the state assets fell into the hands of a powerful private citizens, including Veremeenko, whose net worth was $1.4 billion, according to Forbes in 2008. According to the documentary, Veremeenko is said to have ties with the Putin government and the Russian mob. However, according to a Forbes report, he made his fortunes from steel, mining, banking and microchips. Duffy shows viewers the vastness of Veremeenko’s assets, ranging from a religious art collection estimated to be worth $200 million to a separate estate dedicated to hunting. While Duffy is experiencing a slice of Veremeenko’s life, he asks him various questions about Russian life, including Americans' perception of it.

Watch what Duffy found in the video above and let us know what you think about the lifestyle of this Russian billionaire.

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