The third businessman by the name Rotenberg, part-time co-owner of “Platon”, which charges trucks weighing over 12 tons for the use of roads of Federal importance, was the official dollar billionaire. The first billionaire Rotenberg’s his father and uncle.
Forbes estimated the state of the owner of the system “Platon” Igor Rotenberg $1 billion.
Igor Rotenberg, the eldest son of Arkady Rotenberg, first worked in property relations and the Railways, and then came into the family business. However in 2006, when Igor Rotenberg became Chairman of the Board of Directors of the management company “Enpivi Engineering”, the family business was not as extensive as it is now.
Only in 2008, Rotenberg bought from “Gazprom” 5 companies of oil and gas construction $400 million On the basis of these 5 companies has been created holding company “stroygazmontazh”, which became the largest contractor in the infrastructure construction market: in 2008, its revenues amounted to 6.9 billion rubles, in 2016 – 276,4 billion. Arkady Rotenberg said that is the owner of 51% of the holding company and the remaining shares belong to brother (Boris Rotenberg) and son. Also Igor Rotenberg was a Junior partner of his father in another company’s infrastructure construction — “Mostotrest”, which is engaged in construction of roads and bridges.
In 2010-2011, the family business Rotenberg expanded: they became owners “TEK Mosenergo” (the design and construction of energy facilities) and “Gazprom Burenie” (one of the largest drilling companies in Russia).
After the imposition of U.S. sanctions and the EU Rothenberg divided the assets. Igor Rotenberg became the rightful owner of “Mostotrest”, “TEK Mosenergo” “Gazprom Burenie” and “TPS Property” (the company is now owned by 6 major shopping centres in Sochi, Krasnodar, Kiev, Novosibirsk and Moscow). In an interview to “Interfax”Arkady Rotenberg claimed that they agreed with his son about the parameters of the deal for another two years before sanctions, and the transaction was the market with the use of cash and loan.
In 2015, the earned system “Platon”, which charges trucks weighing over 12 tons for the use of roads of Federal importance. The introduction of the system was accompanied by protests of “truck”. 50% of the company-operator of the “Plato” owned by Igor Rotenberg.
Now he’s a billionaire.