Mark Coles profiles Alisher Usmanov, just named Britain's richest man, and investor in everything from post-Soviet plastic bags to Facebook and Arsenal football club.
Alisher Usmanov has just been named the richest man in Britain. Born in Uzbekistan, Usmanov made his fortune in the collapsing Soviet Union. His empire has stretched from plastic bags to minerals, telecoms, Facebook and Arsenal Football Club. But, as Mark Coles reports, Usmanov's rise has not been straightforward, nor free of controversy.