Roustam Tariko and the Luxury Summit
Roustam Tariko one of the most entertaining speakers at the Luxury Summit conference, he's founder and chairman of Russia Standard vodka, Russian Standard bank and he's single.
He frequents the Billionaires' Club, a boite on the Italian island of Sardinia. Bought a mansion there for $30 million from Sylvio Berlusconi's wife.
Tariko seems to be in a perpetual good mood. He delivered some of the amazing statistics on Russia's boom.
Since 1999, average wages have multiplied by a factor of eight and the number of Russian entrepreneurs is on the rise.
Today Russians have easy access to consumer goods. Small wonder then that advertising spending is growing at a rate of 30% a year.
There are more billionaires in Moscow than New York and like their Western counterparts they are becoming big philanthropic givers.