Mikhail Prokhorov

CATEGORY: Billionaires
INDUSTRY: Investment

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: In September, Russia’s wealthiest man agreed to a $200 million deal that makes him principal owner of the New York Nets and a key investor in the team’s proposed new Brooklyn home. He may still live in Russia, making him the NBA’s first overseas team owner, but New York women already have their eyes peeled for the playboy billionaire, who has a reputation for throwing lavish parties.

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