Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Married Wife and Children: Meet His Partner Lyubov and Kids; Polina and Pavel – His Family

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Russian oligarch and the mercenary leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin is still married and has two children. Let’s meet his wife, kids, and family.

Mr. Prigozhin is the founder of the mercenary military group Wagner. He has played a vital role in Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine, recruiting thousands to his Wagner mercenary group, especially from Russian jails.

He has long been in an open feud with the military chiefs running the war, but that has now turned into a revolt as they try to bring his forces under their command structure.

Wagner forces have crossed from occupied eastern Ukraine into the big southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don and claim to have taken control of the city and its military facilities.

A new BBC reports the Russian leader has accused Wagner mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin of treason, embarking on an armed rebellion and “a stab in the back of our country”. One of Russia’s most important figures, Prigozhin says his aim is “not a military coup but a march for justice”.

Now, a lot of people are curious to know more about Prigozhin, especially regarding his personal life. Like, who his wife is and how many children he has. So, Read on for more about his family.

Family Summary

Celebrated Name:Yevgeny Prigozhin
Full Real Name:Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin
Birthplace:Saint Petersburg, Russia
Parents:Violetta Prigozhina
Wife:Lyubov Valentinovna Prigozhina
Wife Job:Pharmacist
Children:2 kids namely Polina Prigozhina, and Pavel Prigozhin
Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, center, founder of the mercenary military group Wagner, attending the funeral of a Russian military blogger in Moscow, in April.
Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, center, founder of the mercenary military group Wagner, attending the funeral of a Russian military blogger in Moscow, in April.
Credit…Yulia Morozova/Reuters
File pic of Yevgeny Prigozhin with mercenaries in Ukraine. Source: Reuters
File pic of Yevgeny Prigozhin with mercenaries in Ukraine. Source: Reuters

Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin married to?

Yevgeny Prigozhin is a Russian oligarch and the founder of the mercenary military group Wagner.

Yevgeny was born on June 1, 1961, in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia. He is currently 62 years old and has a Russian, Soviet as his nationality.

He completed his education at an athletics boarding school in 1977.

Yevgeny Prigozhin is a highly known Russian oligarch and a close confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He gained recognition as “Putin’s chef” for hosting dinners for Putin in his restaurants and catering businesses.

Prigozhin also controls a network of companies, including the Wagner Group, and has faced accusations of interference in the 2016 and 2018 U.S. elections.

As Wagner’s publicity has grown, so has that of its shadowy founder, Prigozhin. His work running a catering company with Kremlin contracts earned him the nickname “Putin’s chef,” but Prigozhin long denied any connection to the group before finally admitting to being its founder last year.

Away from his military and political works, he is a family man – a husband and a father to two children.

 Yevgeny Prigozhin's wife
Image Source: The Times

So, who is Yevgeny Prigozhin’s wife? Yevgeny Prigozhin is currently married to Lyubov Valentinovna Prigozhina, who is also wealthy and made her fortune from various businesses.

What does Lyubov Valentinovna Prigozhina do for a living? Yevgeny Prigozhin’s wife is a pharmacist who owns boutique stores known as the Chocolate Museum in Saint Petersburg.

In 2012, she started the Crystal Spa & Lounge, a day spa located along Zhukovsky Street in Saint Petersburg, which won a third-place award in 2013 for the Perfect Urban Day Spa. She owns a wellness center in the Leningrad region and a boutique hotel called the Crystal Spa & Residence which won the Perfect Spa Project award in 2013. She owns the New Technologies SPA LLC which is located at plot 1, Granichnaya Street in Lakhta Park, Sestroretsk, Kurortny District, Saint Petersburg. She is also the owner of Agat, part of the Concord group (Russian: Агат).

Polina Prigozhina, 30, the daughter of Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin
Polina Prigozhina, 30, the daughter of Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin
Image Source: Daily Mail

Who are Yevgeny Prigozhin’s children? Russian oligarch, Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin and his wife are parents to two children – a daughter, and a son. The names of his kids are Polina and Pavel.

Their daughter and first child was born in 1992 and is somewhere around 31 years old while their son and last baby was born in either 1996 or 1998 and is around 25 to 27 years old.

Prigozhin’s mother, Violetta Prigozhina, is a former doctor and educator, and the current legal owner of Concord Management and Consulting LLC since 2011, Etalon LLC (Russian: ООО “Эталон”) since 2010, and Credo LLC.

All the above family members were sanctioned by the European Union, the United States, Ukraine, and many other countries due to Prigozhin’s involvement in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In February 2018, Mr. Prigozhin was one of 13 Russians indicted by a federal grand jury for interfering in the American election through the Internet Research Agency, a troll factory that spread falsehoods and waged information warfare against the United States, in support of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump.

The United States imposed sanctions against Mr. Prigozhin in December 2016.

Born in 1961 when St. Petersburg was called Leningrad, Mr. Prigozhin was sent to prison in 1981 for robbery and other crimes, according to Meduza, an online investigative publication.

After serving his nine-year sentence, he opened a hot-dog stand, eventually leading to an entrepreneurial career starting restaurants and convenience stores.

As of today Mr. Prigozhin has an insane net worth raking in billions of dollars and owns a yacht – St Vitamin which has six bedrooms, a dining room, a terrace, a kitchen, rooms for the staff, two decks, and a terrace. – Check out his net worth here.