He got rich quickly, made a loud noise and suddenly died: what made billionaire Sosin famous

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He got rich quickly, made a loud noise and suddenly died: what made billionaire Sosin famous
He got rich quickly, made a loud noise and suddenly died: what made billionaire Sosin famous
25 December 2020, 16:34Society
One of the richest people in Russia was known for his love of parties, demonstrative spending and uncomplicated family life.

As it is known, on the night of December 24, a famous Russian businessman, billionaire, “the pioneer of the civilized DIY market” in Russia Igor Sosin died in one of the Zanzibar hotels. He was only 53 years old. The presumptive cause of the death is a heart attack. The issue of transporting the body to Russia is being resolved.

Sosin was born in Cherepovets, studied at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, earned a living from the trade in finishing materials. In 1994, together with partners, he created one of the first chains of household goods in Russia "Starik Hottabych" and opened factories for the production of building materials and furniture. In 2002, he left the project, after that he developed a network of goods for OBI repair in Russia. In 2016, Sosin sold his 49% in a joint venture with a German retailer.

In 2017, Sosin launched Modi, a chain of discount stores for household goods. He was also involved in the development of the Modis clothing chain. In recent years, Sosin was engaged in non-alcoholic vodka, whiskey, rum and Zeo martini and planned to actively promote the brand in Russia and America.

Social networks share interesting information about the difficult life of Sosin and his family.

His last name sounded loudly five years ago. In December 2015, the 19-year-old son of the billionaire Yegor Sosin brutally murdered his own mother, forty-four-year-old Anastasia Sosina, the ex-wife of Igor Vladimirovich, at the Korston hotel in Kazan. It turned out that he was heavily addicted to drugs, and his mother decided to cure him with the help of a 4-day training session of spouses Bert and Sofia Hellinger, which took place in Kazan.

These Germanic psychotherapists headed the Hellinger Sciencia school, which worked on "new family constellations in accordance with the Spirit Movement," but in essence an occult sect organized like psychological courses or seminars. Interestingly, guru Hellinger also preached incest as "a manifestation of love in the family and a means of balancing family relationships".

Anastasia Sosina herself did not live up to the training, her son killed her, being in a state of severe drug intoxication, and then ended up in a madhouse.

They started talking about Sosin again in March of this year, when he was in the hospital in Kommunarka in the company of his other friends, as well as servants, guards and drivers after a vacation in the famous French ski resort of Courchevel - they all contracted the coronavirus.

Sosin was born in Moscow on January 30, 1967. Nothing is known about his parents, childhood and youth; information carefully cleaned up. A close friend of the oligarchs Mikhail Fridman and Petr Aven. He was friends with prominent figures in show business, including the composer Igor Krutoy.

He loved window dressing, parties, demonstratively "throwing with money". For example, he bought a manuscript of the novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote at an auction for $ 306,000 (although, by his own admission, he had not read Capote). Or at an auction in Cannes, he bought a collection of dresses in various shades of red from the most famous couturiers in the world for 3.5 million euros. Bulk bought jewelry from famous jewelry houses.

He rarely appeared in Russia, lived mainly on the Côte d'Azur or in the UK, renting a 4 hectare estate for a million dollars for the summer (12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 2 swimming pools, a fountain, a sauna, a spa, a tennis court, a gym, pink garden) in the exclusive suburb of Southampton.

With his second wife Inna, Sosin played a wedding in Monaco, in the luxurious celebration hall of Le Monte Carlo Sporting Club, but the divorce proceedings began soon, which did not end until his death.

In Zanzibar, Sosin was going to spend the New Year holidays with his 18-year-old daughter from his first marriage, Taisia, and a certain "familiar girl". In the evening he went to his room and died in his sleep.

He was Napoleon, he always needed rapid growth, literally into space... The year is not easy for everyone. In non-food offline retail, even more so. But I think there were no disasters... From Russia, he first flew to Dubai, then to Africa”, - his friend Igor Kovanov shared with newspaper "Moskovsky Komsomolets".

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