Vladimir Putin’s ‘court jester’ went from ex-con hot dog seller to billionaire

Vladimir Putin’s ‘court jester’ went from ex-con hot dog seller to billionaire

How Putin’s ‘court jester’ went from ex-con hot dog seller to billionaire ‘head of Russia’s secret troll factory’

  • Yevgeny Prigozhin has made billions from government contracts, says opposition leader and anti corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny
  • The 55-year-old restaurateur and caterer started life as hot dog seller in St Petersburg, bribing the mafia to let him sell food
  • His life and fortune changed the day Russian President visited his eatery
  • Putin took a liking to the ‘charming’ Prigozhin who became his ‘court jester’
  • Ex-convict now owns £7.5m estate, private jet, yacht and Black Sea home

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3825463/Private-jet-120-ft-yacht-lavish-daughter-s-wedding-Putin-s-court-jester-went-ex-hot-dog-seller-billionaire-head-Russia-s-secret-troll-factory.html

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