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Alisher Usmanov

Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov (born 9 September 1953, Chust, Namangan Province, Uzbek SSR, USSR) is an Uzbek-born Russian business magnate.

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Defamation case between Alexei Navalny and Alisher Usmanov opened in court by
A Moscow court has ruled in favour of businessman Alisher Usmanov in the libel case against opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
The judge says Alisher Usmanov has won his lawsuit against Alexei Navalny.
The judge is about to rule on Alisher Usmanov's lawsuit against Alexei Navalny.
Kremlin-friendly tycoon Alisher Usmanov attacks opposition leader Alexei Navalny in court and online…
I say we should embrace Alisher Usmanov' money before he goes to Everton. Just need Stan to sell
BREAKING: report that Alisher Usmanov has made a $1.3bn offer to buy-out Stan Kroenke's 67% stake in Arsenal. https:/…
The bid ramps up pressure on Kroenke + the board, and is likely to be supported by most Arsenal fans
Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov willing to make even bigger offer of £2BILLION to take control from Stan Kr...
Breaking news...Alisher Usmanov makes £1 billion bid to buy Stan k shares in prayers
Alisher Usmanov can take over Rovers if he wants 😃
Alisher Usmanov has reportedly made a bid of $1.3 billion to buy out Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke.
Minority shareholder, Alisher Usmanov is making a bid to takeover Arsenal from Kroenke. Takbir! God bless you.
Confirmed that Alisher Usmanov has made £1 billion bid for Stan Kroenke's 67% Arsenal stake. It's been rejected but offer…
In the last year Alisher Usmanov's wealth is reckoned to have grown by £4.2bn, about 3 times as much as the total earned by…
Stan Kroenke tells Alisher Usmanov that Arsenal is not for sale .
Bet all those Arsenal fans that despise Chelsea because of the Russian money are fuming about billionaire Alisher Usmanov p…
This is huge ! 😱. Alisher Usmanov made a bid of $1.3 billion to take control of Arsenal
BREAKING: Alisher Usmanov makes £1b bid to buy Stan Kroenke's controlling stake in More on
'Stan Kroenke, we want you to go!'. Arsenal fans react to Alisher Usmanov's £1billion takeover bid .
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has made a £1bn bid to wrest control of Arsenal from Stan Kroenke. Full story:
"Be like Chelski" pathetic - Arsenal need a billionaire like Alisher Usmanov to move forward, says Ian Wright
"Something has to change.". Arsenal legend Ian Wright has welcomed Alisher Usmanov's takeover bid: ht…
Farhad Moshiri's best buddy Alisher Usmanov kicked in some 💰💰💰, and now Everton will train at 'USM Finch Farm' .
Everton have sealed a naming rights deal for Finch Farm with USM Holdings, a company founded by Alisher Usmanov. (Sour…
The Guardian is reporting that Everton's training ground naming rights deal is with USM Holdings - the holding company of Ali…
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dogs are better than Alisher Usmanov gettin involved with the blooz
Meanwhile the Arsenal Board continue to refuse to properly engage with Usmanov
UPDATE: Everton's training ground renamed USM Finch Farm as part of the sponsorship deal with USM Holdings. .
what are you making of Usmanov arsenal fans?
Usmanov to sponsor Everton's training ground Is he going to sell his Arsenal shares?
Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov wins Everton ground naming rights as fears grow he'll quit Gunners
Everton agree naming rights deal for Finch Farm training ground with USM Holdings, the com...…
USM's latest financial results saw revenue generated in excess of $6.3 billion and Alisher Usmanov himself has a net w…
Billionaire Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov helping out pal Farhad Moshiri by signing sponsorship deal with Everton
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BREAKING: Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov is now indirectly investing in Everton. Big news.
3 Reasons Why Alisher Usmanov is one of the most important ... -
I have been very fortunate to be successful in business, and I believe that...
My home is in Moscow and I have no plans to change this.
you clearly haven't read what Usmanov said then.
Mr 100% right as usual. Stan Kroenke should let Alisher Usmanov spend the money. .
How Stan Kroenke can make the comments he makes & the board think Alisher Usmanov is the "dangerous" one is beyond me
Prayers for the life, safety and happiness of Alisher Usmanov !! His family, friends and associates !! Death and perdition to his enemies !!
saves the day for the Russian Football Union...
Stan Kroenke vs. Alisher Usmanov: The devil you know versus the devil you don't via
As of 2016, Stan Kroenke's net worth is at $7.9 billion . Alisher Usmanov is on $12.7 billion.
Alisher Usmanov, Arsenal shareholder who's twice as rich as "current owner" Stan Kroenke, and Roman Abramovich.
Henry wants me to run Gunners, says Usmanov
That day when Lady Nina Smith sold her shares to Stan Kroenke instead of Alisher Usmanov, she condemned the club to … and other 30 million want our team free and safe. Sell for Aliko Dangote, Alisher Usmanov or for the most interested: The Fans!...
Dilbar, owned by Russian Alisher He owns a stake in ht…
major stakeholder Alisher Usmanov had nothing to say about Arsenal's good form when I asked him in Budapest
The award \Philanthropist of the year\ was received by the businessman Alisher Usmanov
The 156 meter (512ft) Omar, is actually the new for Alisher htt…
December 10, 2015 18:15 Moscow, the Kremlin. Meeting with Alisher Usmanov. A meeting of Vladimir Putin with the...
£290m wiped off value of firm owned by Usmanov: If Gunners fans haven’t seen Alisher Usman...
The President met with head of USM Holdings Alisher Usmanov
Russia's Usmanov pledges more of his Megafon stake as collateral: MOSCOW, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Alisher Usmanov, ...
No idea if this true, but here's one theory as to what is going on with the ownership at Arsenal.
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Well worth a read - transfer fund situation not as clear at Arsenal as was thought
Every club has dirt (see: City's successes built on the blood of slaves. Arsenal and Alisher Usmanov) but Chelsea are exceptionally rotten.
Interesting article here, Gab, on maybe why Kroenke is stockpiling cash. worth a read -
All makes sense now, the owners are taking Arsenal for a ride Ffs
Could someone inform that Arsenal owner Alisher Usmanov has more dirty roubles in the bank than Abramovich?
Very interesting, non-Wenger-related, possible explanations as to why AFC are reluctant to splash the cash: by
The Secret Footballer | Stan Kroenke stockpiles his Arsenal cash and Alisher Usmanov is happy, too via
I was asked: Why shouldn’t with £200 million in the bank, invest in proven talent? My answer -
If you don't like it Kroenke sell your shares to Alisher Usmanov!
We need a revolution at Arsenal, Alisher Usmanov please help us
well this could be a bit embarrassing for Alan Davies. Alisher Usmanov.
Until Stan Kroenke loses his grip on and sells his shares to Alisher Usmanov, Arsenal FC will NEVER change as a football club
Alisher Usmanov another shareholder is the total opposite
Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov. Another Russian billionaire, isn't he part owner of arsenal?
er hasn't moron Alan Davies heard of Alisher Usmanov who's worth $14 billion and owns 30% of ***
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and the current champions . Arsenal last won the title when ? Alisher Usmanov is what nationality? Muppet.
isnt. Alisher Usmanov holding a couple of shares? Just wondering if this could have anything to do with
Russia's richest oligarch part owns Arsenal.. Alisher Usmanov. Memes on the internet kids..
Hi just wondering where Alisher Usmanov comes into the blood stained gold rush, right to print money and buried bodies?
What about Alisher Usmanov? Blinkered views from a blind supporter
stunningly blinkered. Forgets Alisher Usmanov is a major shareholder at Arsenal.
should look closer to home. Alisher Usmanov owns 30% of arsenal & has spent 6yrs in prison for fraud.
While there's a lot of truth in what Alan Davies says about Chelsea, I'm sure he's as scathing about Alisher Usmanov
Another pained clown Fc fan and Alisher Usmanov money is clean Alan Davies rant about Chelsea. Spot on
Alisher Usmanov pays $200m for stake in Russia media group
Tycoon to Buy 75 Percent Stake in Broadcaster CTC in $200 Million Deal: The agreement with Alisher Usmanov…
Great analysis, do you have any opinion of the attached article from a few weeks ago on cash
Arsenal: Alisher Usmanov "unhappy" at the £3m paid to Stan Kroenke's US company for "strategic & advisory services" for 2nd…
Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov says the club are just one signing away from challenging for the Champions League trophy.
God bless Russia and Alisher Usmanov for helping american genius Dr James Watson after the jews tried to destroy him for speaking facts.
Billionaire owners of teams include Russia's Roman Abramovich and Alisher Usmanov:
Arsene Wenger's stubbornness is holding Arsenal back, according to shareholder Alisher Usmanov,,
Hey Amako here. Seen little bit Alisher Usmanov in the crowd at the FIFAPro gala? Think he wants to sign Blatter?
was owned by Berezovsky, now by richest man in Russia Azeri Alisher Usmanov
So, Aliko Dangote is richer than Alisher Usmanov and Roman Abrahmovic
African Dangote is now richer than. Russia’s richest man, Alisher. Usmanov
He's worth nearly $14,000,000,000, but Alisher Usmanov is no longer Russia's richest man:
Stan Kroenke needs to sell his shares to Alisher Usmanov so Arsenal can buy Messi, Inshallah.
CNBC:Alisher Usmanov dethroned as Russia's richest man:
“Alisher Usmanov dethroned as Russia's richest man:
"Alisher Usmanov dethroned as Russia's richest man:
CNBC: Alisher Usmanov dethroned as Russia's richest man:
Alisher Usmanov dethroned as Russia's richest man:
Usmanov no longer (or UK's) richest man after sanctions and rouble crisis bite
Arsenal co-owner Alisher Usmanov is no longer Russia's richest man -
Russias richest man Alisher Usmanov reveals that he bought US scientist James Watsons Nobel Prize gold medal in order to return it to him.
Alisher Usmanov hands Nobel Prize back to disgraced DNA scientist James Watson straight after buying it off him
Could you do a video of the ownership of Arsenal. Alisher Usmanov and Stan Kroenke and who's better.
Wenger issues rallying cry: Arsene Wenger has told major shareholder Alisher Usmanov and everyone else connected with the club to get...
Arsene Wenger has hit back at criticism from shareholder Alisher Usmanov ... -
Arsene Wenger has hit back at Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov after he was the victim of criticism from the club shareholder. The Russian billionaire
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hits back at Alisher Usmanov and questions shareholder's lack of solidarity | via
After shareholder suggests manager is failing to learn from past mistakes, Arsene Wenger questions if Alisher Usmanov understands the values of Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has hit back at Alisher Usmanov after Arsenal's second largest shareholder claimed the manager was holding back the club with his principles and stubbornness.
In 2011, two rival tycoons; an American Stan Kroenke and a Russian-Uzbek Alisher Usmanov has obtain a significant shares in Arsenal.
But impossible for now he is the guy we need right now - "What has he done? ArRsenalll: Alisher Usmanov
Alisher usmanov is a real arsenal fan.. dts y he wnt b allowed to take absolute control of d club, coz he wlda sacked wenger!
Its true only Alisher Usmanov will save he hs deep pockets and more importantly the hunger for success
Ivan Gazidis and Alisher Usmanov will not consent to that! Unfortunately...😥
I really hope that Alisher Usmanov takes control of Arsenal sooner rather than later. He's the richest Russian worth of £18.6 billion pounds
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Arsenals second-biggest shareholder Alisher Usmanov believes the Gunners can begin an era of trophy-winning success.
"Take me out tonight driving in your Jag Alisher Usmanov if a double decker Bus cuts us up we can sack the driver I have connections" Bstard
"In 2013 the Richest Person in Business Unit UK was Russia Billionaire Alisher Usmanov £13.3 Billion in 1989 Queen had £5.2 Billion" Bstard
TV3 reported last night the family of Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov bought a nearly 4million euro home in Latvia this year.
Stan Kroenke? Worth £5Billion? Alisher Usmanov? Worth £15billion? Are you being ironic when you say you love Ozil? Lol!
and have landed roles in Alisher Usmanov's acquisition of Russian social media giant
For perspective on Arsenal's £298m earnings, co-owner Alisher Usmanov has lost almost eight times that (£2.33b) in past 9 months.
Alisher Usmanov is going to make a bundle from the Alibaba IPO
Kroenke owns arsenal . His wife is a walton. The Walmart family. d other guy is alisher usmanov. He is the richest person in russia
"Yh... Dhe rich man??? Qweku21 do u know Alisher Usmanov ??"Yeh yeh..he owns the gunners
Alisher Usmanov, Russia's richest man, now controls its top social network, VK after buying out Sechin-linked VCs.
"A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out 1.": nytimes...
Alisher Usmanov is the 2nd highest shareholder, he's the second richest person in the uk...has a fortune of £10.75 BILLION...
. And I bet Alisher Usmanov has a squeaky clean past ☺️. Aren't him and Roman great pals??
in other news, Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov has bought a full control in Russia's most popular social network h…
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MOSCOW, April 17 (Reuters) - Alisher Usmanov is Russias richest tycoon for the third year in a row, with wealth of $18
Alisher Usmanov Should buy Glazer's and Man United and shut the Club down.
you might want to take a look at Arsenal's highest share holder Alisher Usmanov
Alisher Usmanov. Silent Billionaire, baba doesn't talk at all.
Am surprised Wenger is spending like this.. I hope we continue this way cuz we have billionaires like Alisher Usmanov & Stan Kroenke.
come and bet your Glazer family to my Alisher usmanov
ALisher Usmanov does Has arsenal fc got 3 billion dollars to spare? "Maybe we could buy Manchester United to he
Let it be made known that Alisher Usmanov of Arsenal will buy your owner twenty times
Alisher Usmanov money, i don't see Abrahamovich or Glazer competing.
coming from a club who's main shirt and stadium sponsor are Arabic and part shareholder Alisher Usmanov is Russian.
Eh whatever, the kit launch could have been a 20 minute video of Alisher Usmanov taking a dump, ARSENAL SIGNED ALEXIS SANCHEZ!
We have Alisher Usmanov who owns 29% of Arsenal. 3 times richer than Abramohovic. Arsenal don't let him invest in the team
Waiting for the day when Alisher Usmanov gets an even bigger stake in the club.These are players bought from our own money.Abramovich, who?
‘Better than ever’: UK’s richest own one third of country’s wealth: The Sunday Times Rich List shows that the United Kingdom’s richest are richer than ever before, which is in sharp contrast with many ordinary Britons who are struggling after five years of austerity. “I’ve never seen such a phenomenal rise in personal wealth as the growth in the fortunes of Britain’s 1,000 richest people over the past year,” said Philip Beresford, who has compiled the list since 1989. "The richest people in Britain have never had it so good," he told Reuters. "The challenge now for the government and the rich themselves is to see this wealth percolate downwards and outwards, out of London and towards the North and West of the country." Russian metals and mining magnate, Alisher Usmanov, who is also a major shareholder in Arsenal football club, has been knocked off top spot on the list, as his fortune fell to $17.9 billion. The Indian born brothers, Sri and Gopi Hinduja, who have a combined wealth of $20 ...
Russia Sanctions List: More Names to Be Added (as of 4/24/14) Author: FRIENDS OF UKRAINE Below are two lists: 1) suggested names of individuals and entities the U.S. should target, and 2) individuals and entities the U.S. has already sanctioned in connection with Russia’s invasion of Crimea and aggression against Ukraine. Suggested names of individuals for sanctions (some of whom are Putin cronies, others heads of state-owned entities): · Igor Sechin – head of Rosneft · Aleksei Miller – head of Gazprom · Roman Abramovich - businessman · Alisher Usmanov – businessman · Oleg Deripaska – businessman · Nikolai Tokarev – head of Transneft · Alexander Bortnikov – head of Russia’s security services (FSB); · Sergei Shoigu – minister of defense · Sergei Chemezov – chair of defense exporter Rosoboronexport · Dmitri Kozak – deputy prime minister · All members of the Federation Council beyond those already sanctioned (see below) who voted for the use of force against Ukraine · All me ...
EU is widening its sanctions list. Wonder if football oligarchs Roman Abramovich & Alisher Usmanov will be on it, as suggested by
Alisher Usmanov now the UK's richest man, well please spend some of your spare billions and buy some World Class Players :)
Chelsea boss; Roman Abramovich is not Russia's Richest businessman, Alisher Usmanov, Arsenal's leading Shareholder, is.
Russian Social Network under Government’s Control President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, seems to having taken control of the most popular social network in the country to ensure that he is able to effectively monitor Ukrainian protests. The founder of the Russian Vkontakte (InTouch), Pavel Durov, had previously announced he was leaving the company but said he had withdrawn his resignation just to find allies of Putin sitting in his desk. Pavel Durov, 29, was reported in press as saying he had previously refused requests from the local government to censor publications on his website. Pavel, who has been forced to quit the company, confirmed that now Vkontakte goes under the complete control of two people: Igor Sechin and Alisher Usmanov (both of them are connected to President). Perhaps, in the Russian context, this situation was inevitable, and Pavel admitted being happy they managed to last seven and a half years. The creator of the website claims they have done a lot, and part of what has been done ca ...
get Alisher Usmanov in charge. He actually has a clue
but he later sold the company to Alisher Usmanov, a rich Russian oligarch with close ties to Putin".
He might have been trying to buy favor of the board and/or fans.
Can Alisher Usmanov buy all the Arsenal shares now?
No surprise that Alisher Usmanov still stands as the wealthiest Russian according to Forbes Russia.
”First of all I trust my own instinct, experience that I gained over years and feeling when the moment is right"Alisher Usmanov
Russia's richest man & 30% owner of Arsenal, Alisher Usmanov. He's Uzbek Muslim n his wife is Jewish
For those of us in the UK, Alisher Usmanov is the majority shareholder of Arsenal Football Club.
“Thus, today goes under the complete control of Igor Sechin and Alisher Usmanov”, writes Pavel Durov.
but btw..we are totally blown away by Arsenal's owner so chill...
As a matter of truth, AW c'd be in a secret very unshakeable contract with Alisher Usmanòv .
Founder of VKontakte was fired from the company. His creation is now controlled by Putin loyalists: Igor Seching & Alisher Usmanov
We have one of the richest men in the world on our board Alisher Usmanov If he buys our whole stake at arsenal wolud we be the
Russian oligarchs, banks and corporations have been borrowing heavily from the West, underscoring the risks for both sides in escalating the Ukraine crisis. According to Russia's central bank, total foreign debt stood at $732 billion at the end of 2013, up by nearly $200 billion over two years -- and $160 billion of that was new borrowing by Russian businesses and banks. Just this week, mining giant Metalloinvest said it had arranged an export financing facility worth $1.15 billion with a group of banks including the three biggest names in France, Deutsche Bank (DB), UniCredit (UNCFF) of Italy, ING (IDG) of the Netherlands, as well as Credit Suisse (CS) and Japan's Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi. Metalloinvest is controlled by Alisher Usmanov, who is reported to be Russia's richest man and close to Putin. Related: Russia's U.S. debt not a threat EU leaders will consider Thursday how to increase the pressure on Putin over Russia's annexation of Ukraine's southern region of Crimea. And they'll meet President Obam ...
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov's shares in arsenal frozen by government.
Craig Murray censored for attacking Alisher Usmanov, potential Arsenal chairman The text follows: September 2, 2007 Alisher Usmanov, potential Arsenal chairman, is a Vicious Thug, Criminal, Racketeer, Heroin Trafficker and Accused Rapist I thought I should make my views on Alisher Usmanov quite plain to you. You are unlikely to see much plain talking on Usmanov elsewhere in the media becuase he has already used his billions and his lawyers in a pre-emptive strike. They have written to all major UK newspapers, including the latter: “Mr Usmanov was imprisoned for various offences under the old Soviet regime. We wish to make it clear our client did not commit any of the offences with which he was charged. He was fully pardoned after President Mikhail Gorbachev took office. All references to these matters have now been expunged from police records . . . Mr Usmanov does not have any criminal record.” Let me make it quite clear that Alisher Usmanov is a criminal. He was in no sense a political prisoner, but ...
Russia's richest person is Alisher Usmanov, 60, with a net worth of $20.2 billion.
The last person that RT's this before the 31st December 2013 will receive £10,000 from Alisher Usmanov.
Bolton Wanderers nearly £164 million in debt! Clubs simply cannot compete (but clearly trying to looking at those debts!) without an Abramovich, Sheikh Mansour, Alisher Usmanov or Glazer family! I'm no Bolton fan but this is everything I hate with regard to modern football!
Sunday Times Rich List Alisher Usmanov Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov has topped the Sunday Times ranking of the wealthiest people in Britain and ...
It seems that no one has taken away a right to enter USA from Alisher Usmanov. I think it is time to do just that. As well as to forbid him to have any real estate in US. It is because his Russian company actively curtail freedom of speech in Belarus. Please re-post and re-twit this message to anyone who can possibly help in this undertaking. Thank you.
Alisher Usmanov...people I'do like to stay with them
Most expensive luxury asset acquisitions of all time revealed NEW YORK, NY - As the year-end festive season approaches, Wealth-X looks back at the all-time most expensive billionaire luxury asset acquisitions. As money for them is no object, billionaires from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison to Russian tycoon Alisher Usmanov have spared no expense in indulging their appetite for luxury assets such as private islands or top-of-the-line superyachts. Luxury yachts are the most popular luxury asset acquisition. Eight of the 10 billionaires in the list own these luxury vessels. At number one on the list is UAE President Khalifa Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (also known as Sheikh Khalifa) who purchased the world's largest megayacht Azzam in 2013 for a reported sum of US$627 million. Wealth-X calculates that the value of the yacht is merely 3.5 percent of Sheikh Khalifa's net worth of US$17.9 billion. Measuring a whopping 590-feet, Sheikh Khalifa's Azzam is the biggest yacht in the world, overtaking Russian t ...
«Arsenal Majority Shareholder Stan Kroenke Purchases 13 Shares, Invests $324,200» EPL Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has "upped his stake in the Premier League leaders" by further investing £199,000 ($324,200) into the club, according to FOOTBALL TRADE DIRECTORY. Kroenke bought 13 more shares -- eight at £15,500 ($25,250) and five at £15,000 ($24,430). He now holds a stake of 41,596 shares in the club -- "or 66.85% of the total" -- through his company, Kroenke Sports Enterprises. Arsenal's two other "major shareholders" include Alisher Usmanov and "David Dein's Red and White Holdings as well as the Fanshare scheme" (FOOTBALL TRADE DIRECTORY, 12/13). CLUB INCREASES TICKET PRICES: The PA reported the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association has "expressed disappointment over the club's announcement to increase ticket prices for next season." Arsenal confirmed in a statement on Friday the "3% increase 'in line with inflation' for next season." AISA Chair Lois Langston hopes the club will co ...
Fab day! From the construction industry to the Asian Community!!! A fantastic meeting with a a wonderful man will lead to Golden Poppy meeting Alisher Usmanov and few other VIP's in London soon ! So excited when told, however I googled him when I got home oh dear lol
"It's a question of love... if you love fencing, you'll be successful..." -Alisher Usmanov, FIE President
Britain's richest man and Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has defended the foreign ownership of Premier League clubs, saying it's good for the English game. The billionaire said the growing influence of overseas shareholders was not stripping the sport of its identity in England. And while he praised Arsenal's impressive start to the Premier League season, he said he reserved the right to criticise the club's board if he felt they weren't getting things right. The Russian, who has a fortune of more than £13bn, has spent more than £200m over the last six years, building a 30% stake in the Gunners. He has been involved in an uneasy stand-off with the club's American majority shareholder Stan Kroenke, accusing him and chief executive Ivan Gazidis of failing to invest sufficient money in Arsene Wenger's team despite significant reserves of cash. Usmanov has stated he would like to take full control of Arsenal in the event of Kroenke ever deciding to sell. Asked whether it was right that so many top Engl ...
According to a Report Aliko Dangote is Richer than Alisher Usmanov who is the 18th richest man in the world.
Partial owner of Arsenal, Alisher Usmanov, is listed in the top 50 most powerful in global finance by Bloomberg.
According to Forbes magazine, Aliko Dangote is now ranked as the 25th richest man in the world ahead of Russia’s richest man Alisher Usmanov, richer than India’s Lakshmi Mittal and he is also gradually catching up with Google’s billionaire founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. It was also stated by the magazine that Aliko Dangote’s 93 percent stake in Dangote Cement Company is now worth $19.5 billion.
UNDERSTANDING RUSSIA TODAY AS IN 1917 WITH CONTROLS...! Vekselberg Becomes Richest Russian After Rosneft Oil Deal By Robert LaFranco & Alex Sazonov - Oct 23, 2012 4:02 AM ET Viktor Vekselberg is now the richest man in Russia. The founder of Moscow-based Renova Group, a closely held conglomerate that controls investments in energy, construction and mining, added $1.5 billion to his net worth yesterday after OAO Rosneft (ROSN), Russia’s state-controlled oil and gas operator, agreed to pay $54.8 billion to acquire TNK-BP in the third- biggest oil acquisition ever. Enlarge image Billionaire Viktor Vekselberg Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, listens during a conference session on day one of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum 2012 (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg The 55-year-old Vekselberg is worth $18 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, more than $700 million ahead of metals and technology investor Alisher Usmanov, who had be ...
411 HEADIES: • Korea Republic came from behind against Cuba to win their opening Group B 2013 U20 FIFA World Cup match 2-1. • Super Eagles will hope to again shock world champions Spain late on Sunday in Fortaleza at the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil. • Nigeria skipper Abduljaleel Ajagun has promised a fight back by the team after they lost 3-2 to Portugal in an opening U20 World Cup game. • The Portuguese media in Kayseri have been asking after Flying Eagles star Chidi Osuchukwu who is bound for Portuguese club Sporting Braga. • Broke Nigeria FA have said they will not back down on slashing the win-bonus of the country’s team “no matter the amount of blackmail”. • Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi admits that he is still tinkering with his strike force to get to find his best combination. • Hull City midfielder David Meyler is hopeful the side can surprise Chelsea on the opening day of the new Premier League season. • Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has urged manager Ar ...
Alisher Usmanov, the UK's richest man, owns 29.99% of the stakes at Arsenal, has on previous occasions publicly criticized Arsenal's management and has credited them for an eight seasons trophy-drought. His criticism in particular targeted the London club's major share-holder, Stan Kroenke, former chairman Peter Hill-Wood and Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis. However, the Uzbek billionare believes Arsene Wenger to be a world-class coach and has backed the Frenchman to continue at Arsenal. In a recently conducted interview by CNBC, he had to say: "Of course, we as shareholders point to some drawbacks in the management of the club but he is a great coach and the club is progressing in the commercial sense." When asked about the speculation linking England and Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney to a surprise move to Arsenal, he had to say: "He is a great player and [joining Arsenal] would be great for Rooney, and Arsenal too." Admin DAVID
Alisher Usmanov, Arsenal's second-biggest shareholder, has hinted that his club would be interested in a move for Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.
Arsenal are putting the finishing touches on a £50m deal for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, 25, and the club's billionaire shareholder Alisher Usmanov has also urged manager Arsene Wenger to make a move for 27-year-old Manchester United striker Wanye rooney and also high flying right sided mid-fielder Ryan Horsfall
(DAILY MIRROR) - Newcastle stripped Alan Shearer's name from a St James' Park bar yesterday, hours after the Toon hero called Joe Kinnear's appointment a "disaster". -Alisher Usmanov has urged Arsene Wenger to break the bank for Wayne Rooney. -Andre Villas-Boas last night gave Spurs fans the promise they have been waiting for as he insisted Gareth Bale is going nowhere. - Juan Mata's Chelsea future is secure, with Jose Mourinho planning to make the Spanish ace pivotal in his new-look Blues. -Manchester United face a battle with Bayern Munich for Spain superstar Thiago Alcantara. -Joe Kinnear was appointed by Newcastle to stop the feuding between Alan Pardew and Graham Carr. -Brighton have lined up their next manager -even before current boss Gus Poyet's future is resolved -with former Barcelona midfielder Oscar Garcia lined up. -Chelsea are ready to cut their ties with Gael Kakuta to complete the capture of Marco van Ginkel. -Southampton supremo Nicola Cortese will pay a record £12million for Celtic midf ...
Wayne Rooney move to Arsenal from Manchester United endorsed by shareholder Alisher Usmanov via
ARSENAL’s second-largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov has called on Arsene Wenger to buy Wayne Rooney.
Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov believes Wayne Rooney would be a 'great success' if he were to join the London club.
Arsenal move for the Manchester United striker has the backing of Alisher Usmanov, their second-biggest shareholder - Mirror Online
Gunners Shareholder, Usmanov, Backs Rooney to Succeed at the Emirate. Posted by: Omaku on June 20, 2013 As Arsenal fans patiently await the confirmation of a first signing for the summer, Alisher Usmanov, Gunners shareholder and a Russian oligarch has spoken out on Wayne Rooney’s prospect at the Emirate stadium. Usmanov, who holds a 29.9% share in the north-London club after buying up former vice-chairman David Dein’s stake in 2008, told CNBC that he believes the Manchester United striker Rooney, would be a “great success” at the Emirates Stadium. After disclosing his willingness to quit the Premier League champions to his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, the England international has been linked with a move to the 13-time league winners amid reports that a £25m transfer could be in the offing. Arsenal is expected to soon start a purported spending spree that could have them land great talents like Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid or Rooney after losing out on Fiorentina’s forward Stevan Jovetic. ...
Arsene Wenger hides behind a makeshift back four setting a Champions League record of the most minutes without conceding a goal (Eboue, Senderos, Toure and Flamini) all of whom are nowhere near or have ever been close to being world-class and a 2003/04 so called invincibles in which was achieved by world-class striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy striking the bar in a penalty he would put away 9 times out of 10 and Robert Pires diving versus Portsmouth at Highbury to deny us defeat. We lost our Chairman and replaced him with another Pensioner yet we need a new direction from top to bottom. We shut out Alisher Usmanov when we needed him more than ever - scrapping with Spurs for 4th each season and pipping them by 1 point twice now is not good enough. Wenger has taken 70mil+ in wages in the past 10 years (More than a winning Sir Alex) yet he has a plus net spend. We no longer are a Football Club but a money making business for Stan Kroenke, hence Wenger is beyond being sacked and why he wont spend anything close to ...
Aliko Dangote He was now richer than *Alisher Usmanov,Russia richest man *Lakshimi Mittal,India richest man and Running neck to neck with Mukesh Ambani,India richest man Catching up to Larry Page,Google billionaire founder and Sergey Brin his c-founder
Dangote is now richer than Russias richest man Alisher Usmanov; Indias Lakshmi Mittal and almost catching up to indias Mukesh Ambani .…
So the Arsenal owner Alisher Usmanov is £4 billion richer then the Roman Abramovich, but Arsenal never seem to buy the big players?
Alisher Usmanov, Russia’s richest person, moved control of most of his $20 billion fortune last year to a holding company based in the British Virgin Islands, a collection of more than 60 isles 5,600 miles away from Moscow.
Alisher Usmanov: "Stan Kroenke doesn’t show any wish of creating a winning team."
Stan Kroenke should sell all his shares in Arsenal to Alisher Usmanov
Alisher Usmanov slams owner Stan Kroenke over lack of ambition. Do fans want Usmanov on the board?
Arsenal in-fighting continues as Alisher Usmanov takes new swipe at Stan Kroenke: Arsenal's civil war shows no...
Alisher Usmanov is Britain's wealthiest man. (Yet arsenal can't afford a decent player)
Alisher Usmanov, the Russian industrialist who owns a 30 per cent stake in Arsenal FC, named Britain's wealthiest man
“Alisher Usmanov,named Britains wealthiest man be running our club, and Stan can f*** off
Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov tops the Sunday Times rich list with fortune of £13.3bn:
Alisher Usmanov is now the UK's richest man (£13.3bn) Still no Sheikh Mansour though! (£23bn) ;)
Roman Abramovich is out of Forbes top 100 billionaires list for 2012, with Alisher Usmanov staying number one tycoon in Russia.
I was referring to Alisher Usmanov.. Guess he's just a shareholder. But he is a Russian billionaire.
"We have not been approached by any party, regarding the possible sale of our stake in Arsenal" - Alisher Usmanov
New comments from Alisher Usmanov coming up. Exchanged emails with colleagues in Moscow. Not heard from any buyer, not interested in selling
Alisher Usmanov is not on the Arsenal board even though of his 30 % stake. He last year criticized the club for selling Robin Van Persie.
A long successful career in Russian journalism is inconsistent with having an opinion about Alisher Usmanov.
I honestly would much prefer Alisher Usmanov to the Shiekhs.Its fun to achieve success without actually buying it.
ARSENAL REJECTS TALK OF RECORD TAKEOVER BID = Arsenal has rejected reports of a record £1.5 billion takeover bid from a Middle East consortium, adding that majority owner Stan Kroenke has no intention of selling his stake in the English Premier League club. The Sunday Telegraph reported that the consortium, backed by funds from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, had already requested a meeting with American billionaire Kroenke, ahead of what would be a record takeover bid for a football club. The newspaper said the bidders would like to unite Arsenal’s ownership, putting all the shares together in one fund. The offer is said to be for the full 62,217 shares which have been issued, paying around £830 million for Kroenke’s 66.83% shareholding. Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has repeatedly stated his goal of securing outright ownership of Arsenal. Usmanov, and his business partner Farhad Moshiri, have been steadily increasing their stake in the club in recent times and currently own 29.96% of Ars ...
set to defend Arab takeover bid. Takeover guaranteed for sometime next week then
Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov now seem to be united for now.
how about bringing Alisher Usmanov on board?
Alisher Usmanov is the richest man in Russia..Source of Wealth: steel, telecom, investments, (cont)
Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov united in their resistance to a record GBP1.5 billion takeover of the club.
Alisher Usmanov not willing to sell his shares, either? So, he's only at Arsenal for the money, eh?
Stan Kroneke and Alisher Usmanov better sell arsenal to the Middle Easterners they t buying it 2 times what the club is worth
Alisher Usmanov says Arsenal legend wants him to take over featured in NBC s Science of Love
Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov has a 29.11% stake in Arsenal, and he is willing to buy more.
Alisher Usmanov needs to buy Arsenal and like city needs to buy some sliver wear
Arsenal need one man: Alisher Usmanov. A man who wants to help them, but just isn't being allowed to.
Alisher Usmanov will be at the White Hart Lane
ARSENAL DEAL OR NO DEAL Kroenke 'no intention' of selling Reports have claimed a Middle East consortium are preparing a £1.5billion bid to buy out the Barclays Premier League club at around £20,000 a share. However, sources close to the Arsenal board this morning maintained there had been no approach, informal or otherwise, to the American owner, who remains "in it for the long term". Kroenke pushed through his £430million-plus takeover in April 2011, and now holds 66.83% of the club to give him overall control. The Kroenke Sports Enterprise Group has a history of sustained involvement in all of his sporting interests in the United States, which include the Denver Nuggets of the NBA and the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL, as well as Major League Soccer club the Colorado Rapids. Uzbek oil magnate Alisher Usmanov remains Arsenal's second largest shareholder with a 29.96% holding, but does not currently have a seat on the board. Reports suggest that, if successful in a potential takeover, the consortium - ...
And even if he was considering, there's still the major stumbling block of Alisher Usmanov who owns a near 30% stake in the club
But current owner Stan Kroenke, who holds 66.83% of Arsenal, and Alisher Usmanov, who holds 29.96% of the club shares, do not want to sell!
Alisher Usmanov would be in attendance at White Hart Lane as Arsenal take on Spurs. He says no to takeover bid
what's wrong with Alisher Usmanov, he has the dough, and more importantly is an Arsenal Fan. If I had a choice.
Alisher Usmanov be like "your money too short u cant be talkin to me" american billionaires aint got no cash reserves they Borrowing Lords
New Arsenal takeover bid set to fail as Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov are committed to the club for the long haul
Alisher Usmanov and Stan Kroenke with the same reaction today.. No offer yet and they won't sell.
Alisher Usmanov, the holder of nearly 29% of Arsenal shares will be at White Hart Lane today to watch the match..
Source close to Alisher Usmanov says he too remains committed to Arsenal for the long term.
The extraordinary flow of money into European football from the Middle East could be set to accelerate dramatically after an unnamed consortium revealed plans to pay a record £1.5bn to transform Arsenal into a "world force". The group, who did not want their identities revealed, have made their tantalising proposals public on the eve of Sunday's north London derby. They have issued a series of promises apparently designed to appeal to Arsenal's increasingly frustrated fan base – including "substantial transfer funds", wiping out the club's debts, reduced ticket prices and even an attempt to recreate "some of the feel of the old North Bank" at the Emirates Stadium. A bid source, talking to the Sunday Telegraph, said the proposal involved making a cash offer for all 62,217 shares, the bulk of which are currently held by the majority shareholder, the American Stan Kroenke, and Alisher Usmanov, who has a 29.96% stake. Kroenke would reportedly be offered around £830m for the 66.83% shareholding he has buil ...
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Alisher Usmanov is richer than Roman Abramovic get this guy in and get Stan Kroenke
Arsenal's Alisher Usmanov is worth over £10 Billion & is 2nd to only Man City's Sheikh Mansour. So why the fcuk aren't we buying players?!?!
Mr Wenger should leave and Stan Kroenke sell all his Arsenal shares to Alisher Usmanov... and kill himself afterwards
The anniversary files: how Rangers owned part of Arsenal – and then sold it By Tony Attwood 16 May 1910 Following the collapse of Woolwich Arsenal’s attempts to launch a new share issue, and the widespread knowledge that the club was in such deep financial trouble that the League had demanded a meeting with them about next season, rumours began to circulate. Was the club about to fold? Was there a white knight about to take over? What was Henry Norris going to do? Amidst all the stories there was one set of rumours that reverberate today – and that is that Tottenham and Chelsea and Rangers FC were all trying to buy all or part of Woolwich Arsenal FC. In fact it came to nothing – except that Rangers did actually buy some shares – shares that they continued to hold until Alisher Usmanov bought them. This sale of those shares bought in 1910 came to light when Scotland’s Daily Record ran the story that Mr Usmanov’s Red and White Holdings Ltd bought 16 shares at a total cost of £230,000 ($361,2 ...
CHARLES GREEN has claimed he’ll heal another wound from Craig Whyte’s reign by buying back Rangers’ shares in Arsenal. Shamed former owner Whyte flogged 102 years of history when he cashed in on the link between the clubs last year. He struck a deal worth more than £230,000 when he sold the 16 shares to Russian magnate Alisher Usmanov, a story that was exclusively revealed by Record Sport. Green is adamant they will be heading north again but far from looking to sell off slices of his stake, Usmanov is desperate to increase his shareholding and needs 21 more shares to own 30 per cent of the club. That would allow him to exert more influence on the way major shareholder Stan Kroenke runs the club. Green was in Stornoway meeting with a supporters group last night as he continued a tour of far-flung fans groups. The Ibrox supremo is rallying the fans and sees returning the Gunners shares as an important step in rebuilding the club. He said: “We’ll be buying back our shares in Arsenal and I’m als ...
Alisher Usmanov thought he’d stir the cappuccino and say that Thierry Henry wants him to buy out Kroenke.
Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has said that Thierry Henry is "pushing him" to complete a buy-out of the club. [Daily Telegraph]
Alisher Usmanov: Thierry Henry wants me to take over Arsenal
Alisher Usmanov criticises board for turning Arsenal into feeder club The underlying tensions within Arsenal's ownership structure have resurfaced as time ticks down towards the transfer deadline after the major shareholder, Alisher Usmanov, claimed the board's lack of spending and inability to hang on to the club's best players have effectively rendered them a feeder team for their rivals. Usmanov, who owns just under 30% of Arsenal, has regularly expressed his frustrations at the running of the club by the majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, and offered his latest outburst in an interview with L'Equipe. Arsenal have not claimed a trophy since the FA Cup in 2005 and have lost the likes of Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri and Gaël Clichy to the two Manchester clubs – as well as Cesc Fábregas and Alex Song to Barcelona – in recent years. "The greatest achievement of Arsène Wenger is to have created two teams: the one that now plays for our rivals and the one that is trying to be among the best in the P ...
Alisher Usmanov: "Thierry Henry's pushing me to buy all of Arsenal's shares, but I cannot predict the future."
Wenger Builds Teams for our Rivals! – Usmanov: The Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has said he is concerned ...
Thierry Henry sees Alisher Usmanov as savior & want him to takeover the club [L'Equipe]
Alisher Usmanov: Henry wants me in full control [ESPN]
Alisher Usmanov: For the moment, Arsenal don't seem to need me.
He's realli talkin sense...Alisher usmanov highlighting Wages issues whch leads to the departure of Rvp n many more ..
Alisher Usmanov says that Wenger's biggest achievement is building teams for rivals. OUCH!!!
Thierry Henry 'pushing me' to complete Arsenal buy-out, claims Alisher Usmanov who attacks club's owners
Usmanov: Henry wants me in full control
Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has claimed that Thierry Henry wants him to purchase a controlling stake in...
Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov claims Thierry Henry is 'pushing' him to complete buy-out of club
claims that wants him to run Arsenal, could Arsenal benefit from some investment?
If Thierry Henry urges Alisher Usmanov to buy I say go for it, we need investment otherwise we're forever chasing 4th place
Wenger has built a team for Arsenal's rivals... then we try to compete with them, blasts Usmanov before …
Alisher Usmanov: I remain convinced that Arsenal should have only one aim in every competition: first place and winning.
Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov has told L'Equipe that former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is pushing for him to...
Mr Usmanov makes a mistake, and gives us a chuckle - By Tony Attwood Alisher Usmanov always says that his interest i...
why cant Alisher Usmanov just buy arsenal out right hes one of the richest men in the world! worth more than Sheikh Mansour!!
Arsenal's second biggest shareholder Alisher Usmanov insists club legend Thierry Henry is desperate for him to buy the north London club outright – and, in a swipe at Arsenal's transfer policy, the Uzbek billionaire has also accused manager Arsene Wenger of 'building a team' for his rivals.
Alisher Usmanov > Abramovich > Sheikh Mansour. So Usmanov, takes over our Arsenal please!
Its was hightime became a one man club.. Stan Kroenke & Alisher Usmanov are just making $$ off the club
Jesus Christ, I am NOT defending Stan Kroenke. I am solely talking about Alisher Usmanov potentially taking over. Stick to that.
Is it not ironic that Alisher Usmanov is far richer than Roman Abramovich..
Alisher Usmanov, be careful what you wish for.
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