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Vagit Alekperov (Azerbaijani: Vahid Yusuf oğlu Ələkbərov); (Russian: Вагит Юсуфович Алекперов, born September 1, 1950 in Baku, Azerbaijan) is an Azerbaijani businessman and currently a President of the leading Russian oil company LUKOIL.

He is currently rated by Forbes magazine as the eighth richest person in Russia with $13.9 billion of net worth and the 50th richest person in the world.

He was born in Baku, one of the earliest centers of the international petroleum industry. His father, who died when Vagit was a boy, worked in the oil fields all his life and inspired Alekperov to follow in his footsteps. Alekperov's father was a Muslim and his mother, Russian Orthodox. Alekperov is religious, but does not define himself as either Muslim or Orthodox. He was eighteen when he landed his first job in the industry.

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