Today the grocery chain "Magnit"It is one of the largest in its segment, and its owner - Sergei Galitsky - one of the richest Russian businessmen. However, despite the relatively high personal capital and financial capabilities, the businessman admitted to reporters is not quite typical for Russia.
Take, for example the fact that Galitsky not seek to live and to accumulate their capital in Moscow, preferring the provincial capital.
A little about the network of shops "Magnet"
According to the positioning of the control networkcompany stores "Magnit" is a place of sale of food and non-food products at affordable prices, targeted at customers with average income.
In the niche food retailers with a similar concept works and "Pyaterochka" of X5 retail group, which is considered the main rival of "magnet" Sergei Galitsky.
At the end of 2013, included in the network8093 outlets. Of these, 7200 to the supermarket "next door" format, 161 hypermarket "Magnit", 46 "family" stores and 686 outlets under the guise of "Magnit Kosmetik". Geographical coverage is also quite high - from Pskov in western Russia and to Nizhnevartovsk in the east and from the north to the south of Arkhangelsk Vladikavkaz.
Who is Sergei Galitsky?
Sergey was born August 14, 1967 in the village of Lazarevskoye Krasnodar Territory and before marriage bore a different name - Harutyunyan.
Besides the "Magnit" the businessman also owns the football club "Krasnodar" .Pod by Sergey Galitsky, he has made significant progress in 2011, coming to the Premier League.
Entrepreneur, as a typical representativeSoviet generations, served in the army from 1985 to 1987, and then, having arrived in the Kuban State University, got a job in one of the commercial banks of the Kuban. In 1993 th Sergey Galitsky graduated from the Faculty of Economy and Planning of National Economy and received a degree in finance and credit.
Then the businessman career has developed very quickly and already in 1994 he became deputy bank manager, which came only in the second year of study.
The company "Tander", which is a manager network"Magnet", began its existence in 1995, and already by 2001 th Sergei Galitsky network reached the number of 250 outlets and has become the largest in Russia.
According to the magazine "Finance", a personal fortuneSergei Galitsky February 2010 was estimated at 2.65 billion US dollars. Then, in the 2011th, the businessman took the 24th place in the TOP of the Forbes 200 richest businessmen of Russia.
The company has developed very rapidly Galitskyand in 2006 the "Magnit" shares began to be traded on the RTS and MICEX. RATED merits businessman Kuban and regional authorities: in the 2011th Krasnodar Territory Governor issued a decree on conferring the owner of "Magnit" title "Hero of Labor of Kuban".
Currently, the businessman also is building the stadium "Krasnodar", which after the completion of the construction will be the largest structure of its kind in the Southern Federal District.