Yevgeny Prigozhin Height, Weight, Age, Bio, Family, Religion & More

Yevgeny Prigozhin Height, Weight, Age, Bio, Family, Religion & More


Nickname Putin’s chef
Profession Oligarch
Mercenary Chief
Full Name Yevgeny Vitorovich Prigozhin
Famous Name

Physical States & More

Height in meters in meters- 1.68 m
Height in Feet in feet & Inches- 5’6″
Weight(approx.) 70 kg
Eye color Brown
Hair Color Black (Semi-bald)
Body Measurement None

Personal Life 

Date of birth 1 June 1961 (Thursday)
Nationality Russian
Age (as of 2023) 63 Years
Cause of death Airplane crash
Religion Judaism
Birthplace Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Gander male
Food Habits Non-vegetarian
Home town Leningrad
School Leningrad Sports Boarding School No. 62
College Leningrad Chemical and Pharmaceutical Insitute, Saint Petersburg
Died 23 August 2023(aged 62) Kuzhenkino, Bologovsky District, Tver Oblast, Russia
Educational Qualification Leningrad Chemical and Pharmaceutical Insititute (dropped out)
Family Members 8 member
Sister None
Awards 2022: Hero of the Russian Federation
2022: Hero of the Donetsk People’s Republic
2022: Luhansk People’s Republic
Resting Place Porokhovskoye Cemetery
House price 15 million
Best friend N/A
Children Son- Pavel Prigozhin
Daughter- Polina Prigozhina (equestrian)
Zodiac sign Gemini

Relationship and Love Life

Marital Status Married
Affair /Girlfriend N/A
Wife/Spouse Lybov Valentinovna (pharmacist and businesswoman)


Wife/Spouse  Lybov Valentinovna (pharmacist and businesswoman)
Parents Step Father: Samuel Fridmanvich Zharkoi (ski instructor)
Mother: Violetta Prigozhian (former doctor and educator
Siblings N/A
Children Son: Pavel Prigozhin
Daughter: Polina Prigozhina (equestrian)
Mother Violetta Prigozhian (former doctor and educator
Step Father Father: Samuel Fridmanvich Zharkoi (ski instructor)
Grandchildren None


Favorite Pets Dogs
Favorite Books N/A
Favorite Mobile phone Apple
Favorite Color Blue and Red
Sexual orientation Straight

Military service

Allegiance Russia
Commanda Wanger Group
Battles/wars Russo-Ukrainian War
Russian invasion of Ukraine
Battle of Bakhmut
Battle of Soledar
Wagner Group rebellion
Penalty Suspended sentences (1979)
12-year imprisonment served 1981-1990)

Business Information

Organizations Wagner Group Internet Research Agency
Concord Management and Consulting

Social media

Instagram None
Twitter Twitter

Net worth

Net worth $1 billion (as of 2023)
Assets/Properties A compound with a basketball court and a helicopter pad in Saint Petersburg (2012)
Brand endorsement Fee None
Aircraft Collection A private jet
Two Cessna 182s
Embraer Legacy 600
British Aerospace 125
Hawker 800XP jet
Yet Collection A 115-foot yacht named St. Vitamin

Fact about Yevgeny Prigozhin

  • Yevgeny Prigozhin was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia to his parents; Violetta Kirovna Prigozhina (mother and Viktor Yevgenyevich Prizozhin (father). His mother was a hospital nurse while his father was a mining engineer but died when Yevgenyevich was nine
  • The couple share three children; a son named Pavel Prigozhin, and two daughters, Polina Prigozhina and Veronila Prigozhina.
  • After years of denying his link to Wagner, on 26 September 2022, he confirmed that he was its founder it in May 2014, to support Russian forces in the war in Donbas. This admission was prompted by a viral video in which Prigozhin was shown in a Mari El prison recruiting inmates, promising them freedom if they served six months with the Wagner Group.
  • Prigozhin controlled a network of influential companies, notably the Wagner private military company, which was supported by the Russian state.
  • In 1997, he opened his second restaurant named New Island.
  • After years of dying linked to the Wagner Group, in September 2022, he confirmed that he was its founder, stating that he founded it in May 2014, to support Russian proxy forces.
  • He became well-known after taking a visible role in the war in Ukraine, where his men were fighting on behalf of Moscow after regular troops suffered heavy attrition and lost territory in humiliating setbacks.
  • In August 2023, Prigozhin hit major headlines after he was “presumed dead” in a plane crash in Tver Oblast, north of Moscow, along with nine other people. The plane was reportedly shot down by Russian forces.
  • While studying in college, he also worked as a fitness instructor at a sports school catering to children.
  • Prigozhin has since then been in the news. He openly criticized the Russian Defense Ministry for corruption and for mishandling the war against Ukraine.

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