Memorial for billionaire opposition leader Badri Patarkatsishvili
ბადრი პატარკაციშვილის გარდაცვალებიდან დღეს 12 წელი გავიდა
Former president reacts to death of Patarkatsishvili
Arkady Shalvovich "Badri" Patarkatsishvili was a Georgian businessman who also became extensively involved in politics. He contested the 2008 Georgian presidential election and came third with 7.1% of the votes. Although his first name was Arkady, he was best known by the nickname "Badri". From the early 1980s, until the time of his death, he was a flamboyant figure in business and was behind some of the most successful companies in today's Russia. From humble origins, he became the wealthiest citizen in Georgia with an estimated wealth of $12bn. He was also one of the country's largest philanthropists. Patarkatsishvili died intestate in February 2008 sparking one of the largest estate battles in legal history.