9. Yerkin Tatishev
Net Worth: 4.7 Million
Source of Wealth: Diversified Business
Yerkin Tatishev is the Founder and Chairman of the Kusto Group.
Born in 1976, Yerkin Tatishev came of age in the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR in Kazakhstan. Years of under-investment and mismanagement had done significant damage to the country’s infrastructure and industries. As a student at Moscow State Management University and witness to these changes, Tatishev observed that the hardest hit by these conditions were single-resource towns and communities, whose prosperity was tied to an ecosystem of inter-dependent mines, factories and manufacturing units.