Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has a pretty typical owner’s bio on BrooklynNets.com.
It’s fairly straightforward — he’s the principal owner of Onexim Group, through which he is the principal owner of the Nets. Prior to that he worked for Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium. Before that he was the President of Rosbank and Chairman of the Board of International Finance Company. Since 2011, he’s been in Russian politics trying to build the political party called the Civic Platform. He was born in Moscow, Russia in 1965, his mother was a chemical engineer and his father was head of the international depart for the Soviet Sport Committee. He’s passionate about sports and enjoys windsurfing, jet-skiing, heli-skiing, and kickboxing.
Pause on jet-skiing.
That’s a normal hobby. If I were rich I certainly would own a jet-ski. Heck, you don’t even have to be rich to have a jet-ski. However, you do need to be rich to hire a production company to film you doing stunts, flips, nose dives, and spinning jumps. On top of that there are the royalties to you awesome rock music that will be playing in the background.
Sounds unbelievable? Take a look at this one minute, 52 second video that Prokhorov commissioned:
Simply amazing. I’ll take that over Knicks owner James Dolan’s crappy music videos any day.