Alexander Knaster is a Russian investor with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion as of March 2013. Based on Forbes, he is rated 882nd in the listing of World Billionaires and 328th in the “Forbes 400” list. Produced Alexander Mark Knaster in Moscow, he was previously a banker whose parents emigrated to U.S. and became U.S. citizens in 1976. Later on, he became the leader of the biggest private commercial bank in Russia, the Alfa Bank from 1998 to 2004.
Alexander Knaster Net Worth $1.7 Billion
Knaster is TNK-BP board member and part of an organization of Russian investors, which comprised Mikhail Fridman and Viktor Vekselberg, who all agreed to sell a 50% position in the joint oil venture, to state-owned Rosneft to get a reported $28 billion. That is anticipated to close in the spring of 2013.
Currently, Knaster is the Chairman and CEO of Pamplona Capital Management, a British private equity firm he founded in 2005. The company’s clients include the Alfa Group. Collectively with other Russian-Jewish investors, he formed the Genesis Philanthropy Group in 2007. It’s a foundation which helps promote Jewish identity among Russian-speaking Jews world-wide. He’s contributed significant amount to his alma mater, Carnegie-Mellon University. Jews also created the Alexander M. Knaster Scholarship Fund to be able to assist fulltime undergraduate students in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering in the university.