The president of the Russian Handball Federation Sergey Shishkarev is the richest man in the world of handball.
A Russian businessman who is very passionate about handball with his company DELO Group is at 149th place of Forbes list 2020 in Russia with estimated fortune about $ 700 million.
In order to increase the popularity of this sport in the capital Shishkarev founded two Moscow handball clubs: women’s CSKA and men’s Spartak. In March 2020, Spartak handball club was renamed to CSKA. It would have been the worst nightmare for the football fans. “The Spartak brand did not work,” Sergey Shishkarev explains. “The support handball received from the Ministry of Defense was much more significant. Moreover, it would be impossible for two strong brands to share one hall”. However, for example, CSKA and Spartak hockey clubs share the same arena – Spartak’s. He intends to build a new arena for several thousands of spectators in Moscow, where both teams (men’s and women’s) and the national teams will train. Shishkarev’s total investment in the development of handball is estimated at over $30 million.
Sergey Shishkarev beat famous Russian businessman Roman Abramovich in race for one of the largest deals in 2018 – buying 50% of the country’s largest container operator Transcontainer for $944 million.
How many people in handball are close to the level of Shishkarev?