Mikhail Khodorkovsky Bio and Career
Although Mikhail Khodorkovsky career had a sad end, his way on top is worth learning about. In any case, he demonstrated the enormous business talent and finest financial mind, which made him one of the richest people in the world.
Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky was born Moscow in a family of two Jewish engineers. Khodorkovsky family was quite poor, that’s why the future billionaire spent his childhood in a rented room, which he shared with his parents.
The boy was a brilliant student at school. He was good in Chemistry and Mathematics. Having graduated from school, Mikhail entered D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia. He had graduated with honors and then became a member of the Communist Youth League.
As a talented businessman, Khodorkovsky soon felt, that the old Soviet regime was ready to change. Mikhail Gorbachev started his political program “Perestroika”, which gave Khodorkovsky an opportunity to open his own café – an unbelievable thing in Soviet Russia. Later he founded the bank “Menatep” and finally, bought the shares of then- bankrupt Yukos. Mikhail Khodorkovsky bought Yukos through a series of murky auctions. Thus he became the business mogul and later jailed opponent of Vladimir Putin.
Now Mikhail Khodorkovsky is free and comparatively poor. He remains Putin opposer. In March, 2014 he came to Ukraine to support the revolution of dignity. He spoke to millions of protestants at Maidan Nezalezhnosti.