Beating Prime Minister Putin who is the current favorite to win the Russian election is no easy task. However if one has billions at his disposal, as Mikhail Prokhorov does then he may just have a chance. Prokhorov is the same gentleman who shares ownership of the New Jersey Nets basketball team with Jay-Z.
Apparently a love of basketball is not the only thing that Prokhorov shares with Jay-Z since he has taken to rap in order to promote his chances of winning the election which is just around the corner. The bachelor business man is worth about $18 billion and also one of the leading businessmen in the Russian precious metals sector.
While Prokhorov has no serious chances of being elected, it is thought that the Kremlin approved his candidature in order to lend legitimacy to the elections. The presidential election has been the subject of much discontent with massive protests against Putin (who is a definite to win).
Prokhorov has even clarified that if he looses, he would be happy to serve as a Prime Minister under Putin.
Without beating around the bush anymore, we give you the Russian billionaire who sang rap to get voted President :