The Kyiv Post welcomes feedback about our new website and we stand ready to fix any problems users might encounter in our test phase. Contact us at: news@kyivpost.com or +38-044-591-3344. Thank you!

Share Tweet Pocket Add to Bookmarks
You're reading: #43 Richest: Oleksandr Feldman, 50

$291 million
Married with one son
Interests: trade, public service

When Oleksandr Feldman isn’t watching his money grow, he monitors the Internet for xenophobic, anti-Semitic and violent content.

The president of the Jewish Committee of Ukraine co-founded the Institute of Human Rights and the Prevention of Extremism and Xenophobia with Amanda Paul, an analyst from Brussels-based European Policy Center.

He’s also the founder of AVEK group, which unites around 50 companies, many of which are in his native Kharkiv.

The concern manages the legendary Barabashovo market there, a sprawling wholesale and retail market equal to 150 football fields.

Its 70,000 traders generate annual revenues of almost $2.5 billion (Hr 20 billion).

Somehow he finds time to work as a member of parliament and has reportedly hired a public relations firm to spiff up President Viktor Yanukovych’s image in Brussels.

Feldman was on Yanukovych’s side when he was ousted from power in the 2004 Orange Revolution, but then switched his allegiance to Yanukovych’s nemesis, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

With Yanukovych back in power, Feldman today calls himself “independent.” He also penned an op-ed in the Kyiv Post on Nov. 4, strongly defending Yanukovych and his government’s policies.

Found a spelling error? Let us know – highlight it and press Ctrl + Enter.

Advertisement

Add comment

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.
Attention

Add a picture
Choose file
Add a quote
Attention

Are you sure you want to delete your comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to delete all user's comments?

Attention

Are you sure you want to unapprove user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to spam user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to trash user's comment?

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: