Anna Anisimova, age 21, is the daughter of the Russian metals businessman Vassily Anisimov. She is worth a reported $2 billion. She’s known for spending loads of cash on real estate, recently dropping $23 million on Diane Von Furstenberg’s downtown Manhattan property, giving $15 million on a place in the new Time Warner Center, and spending $550,000 to rent a place in the Hamptons for the summer.
Anisimova, a former model, also made news after she was rumored to have had a boob job. The new look was revealed at Russell Simmons’ birthday party in October.
While in New York as a student at NYU, Anna has become a social butterfly, earning her the title the “Russian Paris Hilton”. She’s even developing a perfume line like Paris.
But Anisimova’s life hasn’t been all champagne dreams. She’s living in the US partly for her safety. Her older sister was killed in Russia, because money can make you a target. Anna’s media exposure is even getting other Russians talking.
She debuted as the latest It Girl in Manhattan`s real estate and social sets when she bought Diane Von Furstenberg`s headquarters for $23 million in 2005. Most recently, the former model paid $15 million for her own 4,000-square-foot pad in the new Time Warner Center.
Anisimova was recently named one of the 20 Most Intriguing Billionaire Heiresses by Forbes.