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Yuri Shefler
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Yuri Shefler (born 10 September 1967) is a Russian businessman who is the owner of SPI Group, an international consortium that sells alcohol in 160 countries, most notably the Stolichnaya vodka brand.
Yuri Shefler
BornSeptember 10, 1967 (age 53)
Oryol, Russia
Net worthUS$1.9 billion (January 2020)[1]
Despite a more than 15 year dispute with Russian state-owned company FKP Sojuzplodoimport (FKP) regarding the ownership of the Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya trademarks, Shefler's SPI Group owns the trademarks in more than 180 countries. The only notable decision against SPI Group has been in the Netherlands, but that decision remains subject to appeal before the Dutch Supreme Court.
Shefler left the Soviet Army in September 1987 and at one time headed Vnukovo Airlines. He used to own one of the largest yachts in the world, Serene, with a length of 133.9 m (439 ft 4 in).[2][3][4] In 2015 he sold Serene to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a reported $550 million.[5] In March 2017 he bought Tulchan Estate on Speyside, Scotland's most expensive sporting estate.[6]
  1. ^ "Yuri Shefler". Forbes. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Serene". Super Yacht Fan.com. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ "A 30-year-old Saudi prince could jump-start the kingdom – or drive it off a cliff". The Washington Post. 28 June 2016. Archived from the original on 29 June 2016.
  4. ^ Mazzetti, Mark; Hubbard, Ben (15 October 2016). "Rise of Saudi Prince Shatters Decades of Royal Tradition". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 1 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Rise of Saudi Prince Shatters Decades of Royal Tradition". New York Times. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  6. ^ Auslan Cramb (30 March 2017). "Scotland's most expensive sporting estate bought by Russian vodka billionaire". The Telegraph.

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