It seems that the way MK got his wealth seems very unscrupulous. On the one hand, I understand what the article is saying, and I agree that he is industrious and very intelligent. On the other hand, he got rich by having connections and exploiting the system , by getting money from the university and then buying his oil company at ridiculous prices. It is the former "owners" of this oil wealth (the citizens of the former USSR) who are "on the other side of the deal", the people who are exploited while he makes a profit. I think it is a very conflicting situation.