A man like Yevgeny Prigozhin, attracts many curious eyes. Too many scandals associated with this person. Being known as Putin's personal chef, Eugene Prigozhin is always in the focus of public attention, despite the fact that he absolutely does not want. We won't criticize or expose the character of this man, and will try to illuminate the facts of his life impartially.
Prigogine Evgeny Viktorovich was born in the cultural capital of Russia, now St. Petersburg, and Leningrad, in 1961. It is known that he studied the boy is not just a school and orphanage. But it was not a simple boarding school, and the school of Olympic reserve. The main fascination with Zhenya in those days was skiing. Skiing was a part of his life up to leaving school at the age of sixteen years. After the release of Yevgeny Prigozhin gave up for reasons known only to him, but many have the opinion that this contributed to the troubles plaguing Eugene since 18 years.
Anyone who is even slightly interested in the life of this famous person, you know that he had two convictions. The first Prigogine Evgeny received in eighteen years for theft. The details of this case are not known to us, but we know he was convicted and sentenced to two years probation. At the end of the probation he got in one nasty story and the result is again sat in the dock. This time he was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment. It was about organized crime and about his collaboration with a group of people. He spent nine years and was released early for good behavior. He doesn't like talking about that period of his life and never gives comments about that time. Although his enemies often reminded him that part of his life. He even sued for that illuminate the facts of his biography, but then changed his mind and withdrew his petition, because the case only increased the interest to him and to his family.
Road to business
Evgeny Prigozhin, whose biography is so diverse, was released dvadtsatichetyrehletnem young man. And at the same time it lit a spark of a businessman. It was a time when many have begun their business and are quite successful in it. So Jack with the help of his stepfather launched their business associated with the sale of hot dogs. But this was only the beginning.
Turning, he held the position of managing in a network “the Contrast”, which included several supermarkets of Leningrad. He was not the owner, and had the sixth part of the full package of shares together with his longtime school friend Boris Spector. Five years later when profit began to disappoint, Eugene Prigozhin decided to go into the restaurant business. Persuading his friend Siminova Cyril, he opened the restaurant for the rich called "Old customs". But the profit from the institution did not stop this ambitious man.
After watching the success of the French businessmen who have opened their establishments in unusual places, Prigogine decided to take their example. However, the same Zimin, he bought an old ship and making a Grand renovation, which cost about half a million dollars, opened a chic restaurant on the water called "New island". This place instantly became one of the most popular in the city. Came here both locals and visitors. But the main merit was the fact that the restaurant came the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Dinner for the President Prigogine was served personally, and it became his habit. If his school came some high-ranking official, Eugene always had a table.
Meeting the President
At that time Putin was in company with the President of France. Next time, about a year later, the President arrived with George Bush. And even after a year, the President noted the restaurant Prigogine your birthday. All this has raised the rating of the institution and its owner. And at that time he was the only owner, bought all the shares of the partners. Yevgeny Prigozhin not only met with Putin. He has established close activities. And he did it gradually, talking to people around the President, starting with driver and finishing personal guard. You have to admire the skill of Eugene find the right people at the right time. So, familiarity has reached the point that in spring 2008 he was a steward at the dinner, which celebrated the inauguration of Dmitry Medvedev.
In parallel, Evgeny Prigozhin, a billionaire of the old school, established and personal life. He married and had two beautiful children. Son Paul and daughter Pauline became the meaning of his life. And although he doesn't like to open public details of his personal life, and so people see how valuable his children. Confirmation of these words is the fact that together with my guys Prigogine wrote a children's book-tale-under the ridiculous name "Indralogic". In the book there is a speech about the fabulous Indrisie the country in which you live, interesting characters.
But success in personal life does not interfere with the development of the business. Restaurateur Yevgeny Prigozhin did not stop there, in 2010, he opened a factory for the production of deli products "Concord". And Putin, of course, attended the ceremony, which only increased the success of the enterprise. The idea of this project was provision of food for schools by using this factory. But here Prigogine was disappointed. Dissatisfied with the quality of the products parents of children in St. Petersburg raised a scandal, and he had to close the plant, worked and year. As for school, everything went smoothly, Prigogine concluded beneficial contracts for the supply of food for children.
The food in the army
They say that most of the money earned Prigogine that feed the army. The idea came in 2010, when the Minister of defense decided to deal with military power and to contract with a company that will provide all military units with food. Before the food came yourself, and did the soldiers themselves. Within two years the soldiers ate what was put to them that the company Prigogine, and he, in turn, has earned more than one million. But two years later another Minister reversed this decree, and all became as it was before. During this period, chef Putin, Yevgeny Prigozhin, was richer than 92 million. In 2016, his fortune was estimated at 7.14 billion rubles.
It is not surprising that such a man has many enemies who seek to accuse it of various sins as deserved and undeserved. Prigogine has repeatedly charged that he is preparing a “Troll” for all sorts of protests, but to confirm this one could not. Everything is based only on suspicion. Basically, it accused the opposition that he leads the people supporting the President and writing the network laudatory odes in his honor. Hands of the enemies was the case when the police chased the motorcade of a billionaire. Caught up with a car with flashing lights used for other purposes, police encountered resistance protection Prigogine. Subsequently, a criminal case was initiated against the guard who resisted. In any case, we all know that the richer and more popular the person, the more jealous people around him, and more carefully monitor his every move.