Bulat Utemuratov

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Former busi­ness man­ag­er of the first pres­i­dent of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Owns a vil­la in France in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat worth € 40–50 million.

Included in the close cir­cle of Nursultan Nazarbayev. His for­tune is esti­mat­ed by Forbes at $ 3.4 bil­lion. He has a diver­si­fied business.

Owns 87.77% of ForteBank JSC. Owner of Media Management Systems LLP and Direct Technology Company LLP. Controls 25% of KaR-Tel LLP and 49.9% of Sky Mobile LLC, 65% of the gold min­ing RG Gold, 100% of the infor­ma­tion and ana­lyt­i­cal Internet por­tal Informburo.kz, 80% of the Channel 31 TV and Radio Company, 50% of the media adver­tis­ing oper­a­tor Video International Kazakhstan mar­ket, Ritz-Carlton hotels in Nur-Sultan, Vienna and Moscow, Rixos Borovoe in Akmola region. Burger King fran­chise in Kazakhstan.

The vil­la and a large plot owned by Utemuratov are locat­ed at 24 Avenue Claude Vignon, the most expen­sive street in France.

A team of jour­nal­ists worked on the project:
Alexey Tikhonov, Nazira Darimbet, Evgeniya Mazhitova, Zhanna Baitelova, Alexander Baranov, Yulia Kozlova, Irina Petrushova

This inves­ti­ga­tion was orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in the Russian lan­guage and appeared on the orig­i­nal KLEPTO ASIA website.