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  小编日前为大家推出MBA英语阅读理解必知篇目,供备战2015年MBA的广大考研学子复习参考。

  Alisher Usmanov, the richest man in Russia, is stabbing the air emphatically with his finger.

  "With Facebook, people say I took money from the Kremlin," he declares. "But I invested my own money."

  Usmanov's point is broader than the tenfold return he made from his 2009 investment in the social-networking site. The Uzbek-born tycoon, who is worth an estimated $18 billion, said he had been sure that investing in a social network of 1 billion people would generate "big money".

  "Nobody believed in it, and in Russia at the very least, a lot of people said I was mad," Usmanov told Reuters in a rare interview.

  "Can you imagine life without the Internet?" asks the 59-year-old, who this year made $1 billion selling Facebook shares and pulled off the feat of taking control of Russia's No.2 mobile phone company MegaFon MGFON.UL.

  Usmanov built his first fortune in iron ore, but it was his well-timed bets on technology and telecoms that have multiplied his wealth more than tenfold since 2009, catapulting him to the top of Russia's rich list. He is unusual among Russia's richest businessmen in venturing out in this way.

  "It was always a challenge for me to prove that a Russian financial investor can be as successful in the West as back at home in Russia," Usmanov said in a two-hour conversation over tea and central Asian delicacies at his mansion outside Moscow.

  In the exclusive district of Gorki 10, his residence lies behind green security gates which slide open to reveal a guest house and a glimpse of a palatial country house through a shroud of silver birch trees.

  Unlike the Russian tycoons who won control of empires through rigged privatization auctions in the 1990s, Usmanov said he had accumulated his wealth by investing money smartly.

  "Buy low, but not at the bottom, and sell high but not at the top, to leave some profit to others," said Usmanov. "We never bought anything at auctions. We only bought on the open market, from owners.“

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