Vladimir Sergeyevich Kim (born October 29, 1960) is a Kazakh businessman and billionaire founder of the Kim Group.
Vladimir Kim was forcibly resettled during the Stalinist era and trained as an engineer in Russia in the 1960s.
In 1995, Kim was appointed Managing Director of Kazakhstan Ltd. on the London Stock Exchange and in 2000 was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Kazakhmys is the largest copper producer in Kazakhstan and in the top ten worldwide. The copper division has operating sites across Kazakhstan with 20 open pit and underground mines, 10 concentrators, a zinc plant and two smelting and refining complexes. The Group owns coal mines and power plants, which supply sufficient energy for its operations and market excess capacity commercially.
The Sunday Times Rich List estimated his wealth at £579million in 2020, up from £219million the year before. KAZ Minerals PLC is a mining company listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KZM with a market capitalisation of around £1.2 billion. About 33% of Kaz minerals are owned by Kim and his family, as well as his wife and two children.
He is married with three children and lives in Almaty, Kazakhstan with his wife and two children, a daughter and son-in-law, and a grandson.