Legendary billioner Kirsan Ilyumzhinov from Kalmykia.
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is a Buddhist Kalmyk multi-millionaire businessman and politician.
Education: Moscow State Institute of International Relations (Russia)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was started as young business manager in soviet-japan company in Moscow, capital of the Russia.
He was the first President of the Republic of Kalmykia of the Russian Federation from April 12, 1993 to October 24, 2010.
Has been the President of FIDE (or the “World Chess Federation”), the world’s pre-eminent international chess organization, since 1995.
On September 29, 2010, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was reelected as President of FIDE defeating his rival, Anatoly Karpov decisively – winning this election by 95 votes to 55.
He has also been in the forefront of promoting chess in schools in Russia and overseas. Founder of Novy Vzglyad Publishing House.