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# 549 Vladimir Kim 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/29/2024
-$20.9M (-0.36%)

# 549 Vladimir Kim 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 5/29/2024
-$20.9M (-0.36%)
OccupationPartial Owner, KAZ Minerals
Source of WealthMining
ResidenceAlmaty, Kazakhstan
Marital StatusMarried
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$4.75B
Vladimir Kim
Vladimir Kim
Net worth: $5.82B

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Early Life and Education

Vladimir Sergeyevich Kim, born on October 29, 1960, is a Kazakhstani billionaire businessman of Korean ethnicity.
He graduated from the Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering in 1982 with a degree in civil engineering.
Kim holds an MBA degree and obtained his PhD in business and administrative management from John F. Kennedy University in California in 1998.


In 1995, Kim became the managing director and CEO of Zhezkazgantsvetmet JSC, a core subsidiary of Kazakhmys at the time.
He was elected chairman of the board of directors of Zhezkazgantsvetmet in 2000 and later became Chairman of Kazakhmys upon its listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2005.
Stepped down as chairman of Kazakhmys in May 2013 but continued as a non-executive director.
After the restructuring of the group in 2014, Kim remained a non-executive director and major shareholder in KAZ Minerals PLC.
He holds approximately 33% of KAZ Minerals, a mining company listed on the London, Hong Kong, and Kazakhstan stock exchanges.
In June 2023, Kim acquired a 25% stake in the Hitech Grand Prix motor racing team.

Corporate Involvement

Before joining Kazakhmys in 1995, Kim obtained academic credentials in civil engineering, economics, and business administration.
Kazakhmys de-merged in 2014, forming KAZ Minerals PLC, a public company, of which Kim is a major shareholder.
Kim still owns a stake in KAZ Minerals and a majority of Kazakhmys Corp., which holds most of the group's mature mining assets, primarily copper.

Personal Life

Kim is married and has four children. He resides in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

How long would it take you to become as rich as Vladimir Kim?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 44.02% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Vladimir Kim's net worth of $5.82B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 42.57% compared to 11.75% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Vladimir Kim is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Vladimir Kim, Mining is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey