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Victor Mykhailovych Pinchuk

Pinchuk at the 2010 Time 100 Gala
Born (1960-12-14) 14 December 1960 (age 56)
Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Other names Віктор Михайлович Пінчук
Occupation Businessman and philanthropist
Known for Interpipe Group
EastOne Group LLC
Net worth US$1.52 billion (April 2015)[1]
Spouse(s) Elena Arshava (div.)
Olena Kuchma Franchuk
Children 4

Politicians love power. I love freedom. That is why I am not a politician.
For me it’s very important to turn Kiev into one of the main centers of contemporary art in the world. There is New York. There’s London. And there will be Kiev. Everyone will come and say, ‘Wow!’
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My pipe business I created from scratch; my media assets and bank I bought from the secondary market.
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I am a citizen of the world, and also a citizen of Ukraine.
In all the world, rich people are very unpopular.
Financial crisis is the moment of truth for real collectors and true artists.
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Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.
Today in Ukraine, many people struggle to survive, older ones often see the breakdown of the Soviet system as a loss of stability and security for average people, and therefore a certain hostility to quickly acquired wealth is from their point of view quite understandable at the first look.
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Businessmen need to understand the challenges of society and contribute to solving them.
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Olafur Eliasson is also one of the most visionary artists I’ve ever met. He is from Denmark and Iceland, and his focus is nothing less than the entire universe.
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What is extraordinary about contemporary art is the energy – it has our energy. New energy. Pieces hundreds of years old are beautiful from an aesthetic point of view, but without our modern energy.
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Ukrainian business must really embrace global competition. We need to understand that competition for resources and clients is not with competitors from across the street or from another city, but with millions of businesses around the world.
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Contemporary art will help me to modernise our society.
I don’t want to privatise part of the parliament, like some people in Russia.
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I conduct business, not dependent of public sentiment, but according to the rules of fair business.
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