Rinat Leonidovych Akhmetov (Ukrainian: Ріна́т Леоні́дович Ахме́тов [rʲiˈnɑt ɫɛɔˈnʲidɔ̝vɨ̞t͡ʃ ɑxˈmɛtɔu̯], Russian: Рина́т Леони́дович Ахме́тов [rʲɪˈnat lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪtɕ ɐxˈmʲɛtəf], Tatar: Ринат Леонид улы Әхмәтов; Rinat Leonid uly Akhmetov; born on 21 September 1966) is a Ukrainian businessman and oligarch. He is the founder and President of System Capital Management (SCM), and is ranked among the wealthiest men in Ukraine. As of February 2015, he was listed as the 216th richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of US 6.5 billion. There have been claims Akhmetov has been involved in organized crime. Akhmetov is also the owner and President of the Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk. In 2006–2007 and 2007–2012 Akhmetov was a member of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (parliament) for the Party of Regions. During the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine, some pro-Ukrainian activists accused Akhmetov of being a financial backer of the separatist militants in Donetsk. Akhmetov himself has issued statements supporting a united Ukraine and provided workers to clear separatist barricades and accompany police on patrol. Akhmetov also made numerous statements, since March 2014, appealing for integrity of Ukraine and finding peaceful solutions of the crisis.