Think You Know Mikhail Prokhorov? You Have No Idea

I fully expect Mikhail Prokhorov to be the subject of a 15,000 word Vanity Fair exposé at some point down the line. Until then, we’ll have to settle for little nuggets like the ones put forth in this fact-finding article.

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Of note:

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Prokhorov put his money in an investment vehicle that would only have thrived in the late 80’s: an acid-washed jeans company. […]

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This wasn’t going to be a storybook wedding, though; Prokhorov was allegedly marrying the woman only to divorce her one week later. Why would he act so erratically? To win a childhood bet. According to the Russian press, Prokhorov had made a bet with a childhood friend … that he would be married before his 42nd birthday.

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And anyone who inspires this sentence is a winner in my book:

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When the cops ascertained that none of the women were actually professional call girls or prostitutes, they released everyone without filing charges.

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He’s also between 6’7 and 6’9 depending on who you ask, and apparently “loves kickboxing.” Are we sure this is all really happening?

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