The real heritage of Bulat Utemuratov

Not every fellow countryman of Bulat Utemuratov treats him positively. The owner of such a huge fortune, who also has a powerful influence in the country, and has made many enemies and ill-wishers. But this billionaire’s adherence to family values and love for children (not only his own ones) deserves real respect.

Bulat Utemuratov and his wife Azhar have their greatest wealth – three children. Two of them are adult sons, who are independent and actualized themselves in life and business – Alidar and Anuar, and a young 15-year-old daughter Dinara who is in school. Also, senior Utemuratov couple has three wonderful granddaughters – the daughters of their eldest son Alidar. And Mr. Utemuratov of all people understands how important it is for children to be healthy, happy and get a good education.

Haileybury Royal College is an elite school in the UK, founded in the XIX century, has an undisputed authority among educators around the world. Bulat Utemuratov and his partners thought about the best school education for Kazakh children when they founded the Haileybury schools in Astana and Almaty. Now, more than 1300 students can get a world-class secondary education without the need to leave Kazakhstan. They are trained based on a special system of 100 highly qualified British teachers.
Students of Kazakhstan Haileybury schools take part in international Olympiads in different subjects on a regular basis. In 2017 alone they brought as many as 20 medals, including 5 gold ones, from the most prestigious World Scholar's Cup in Yale. Almost half of the graduates of these English schools in Kazakhstan were invited to the top universities of the world. Both schools head the top ten private schools in the country.

In the field of child health protection, Bulat Utemuratov Foundation and its partners give medical equipment and provide targeted financial assistance to the Kyzylorda Regional Perinatal Center, orphanages for children with disabilities, and children’s health facilities in the country. To collect funds in the recreational area of the Borovoye resort, an auction and a charity race take place every year, since 2013. The circle of participants includes the teams of managers of companies controlled by Bulat Utemuratov, a number of Kazakhstan banks of the country, government agencies and foreign companies operating in the country. And every year the number of participants and the amount of donations are growing. Since 2013, on the initiative of Bulat Utemuratov, orphanages and hospitals in Kazakhstan got assistance for almost 500 million tenge.