Potanin's daughter backs her father's decision to give it all away to charity
The daughter of the Russian tycoon Vladimir Potanin approves of her father’s intention to bequeath his fortune to charity. In an interview for the Moscow-based Komsomolskaya Pravda, Anastasia Potanina said she had grown accustomed to achieving everything on her own and that she treated her father as her most loved one and not as a billionaire. A world champion in aqua biking, Anastasia is currently working in a company charged with building mountain ski runs for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Potanin’s fortune approximates $5 billion, according to the Finance magazine. Asked why he had chosen to give all his money to charity, he said he wanted to equal Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, the world’s richest men famous for their large-scale charity projects.