Nets Owner Prokhorov Wants to Be Moscow's Mayor

Mikhail Prokhorov wants to be mayor of Russia’s capital
Photograph by Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

It’s a little early to declare his candidacy for a 2015 election, but that’s not stopping Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. The owner of the Brooklyn Nets has just announced he wants to run for mayor of Moscow. Prokhorov, who made his fortune in nickel and gold mining, ran for president against Vladimir Putin in March. He won 20 percent of the vote in Moscow itself, a respectable showing.

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