Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov - the owner of the New Jersey Nets basketball team and one of the world's richest men - said Monday that he will run for president of Russia next year.
Calling his decision to run for president "probably the most important decision of my life," he acknowledged the risks of challenging Russia's rulers.
"There is saying in Russia: Never say never, anyone can end up behind bars. But I am not afraid," he said in a press conference in Moscow.
Prokhorov, 45, is worth $18 billion, Forbes estimated in March, making him Russia's third richest man.FULL STORY