father was a member of the Soviet sports committee and his
mother was a scientist.
partner has been Vladimir
converted Norilsk Nickel's gold-mining concerns into the
$8.5 billion corporation Polyus Gold, Russia’s largest
the Cultural Initiatives Foundation (The Mikhail Prokhorov
Foundation), a charitable foundation. He gives financial
support to CSKA Moscow's basketball, hockey and football
clubs, and is a member of the Supreme Council of the Sport
featured in gossip pages for his parties.
annual two-week Christmas party for the Russian rich at
the French Alpine resort of Courchevel in January 2007,
he was arrested for allegedly arranging prostitutes for
his guests. After four days he was released without charge.