Mikhail Dvornikov (Mikhail Vladimirovich Dvornikov) – Geography of nature and tourism of Africa
Mikhail Vladimirovich Dvornikov – www.dvornikov.at/
After the collapse of the USSR, he and his family immigrated abroad and constantly lives in Austria, Switzerland and France. Since 1992 Mikhail Dvornikov has owned a number of companies with large real estate holdings in Moscow (Russian Federation). As of 2006, the value of Mikhail Dvornikov’s real estate assets was estimated at $200 million, with an annual gross profit of $60 million. Between 2006 and 2008, all assets and businesses in Moscow (Russian Federation) were sold. At present Mikhail Dvornikov is a private investor and owner of a number of companies in Austria and Switzerland, he is engaged in charitable, social and scientific activities.
Mikhail Dvornikov – began to publish books on the geography of Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Oceania. in this series of books is a new vision of the historical development of the continents perception of history through the prism of the modern worldview.
Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth’s total surface area and 20% of its land area. With 1.3 billion people as of 2018, it accounts for about 16% of the world’s human population. Africa’s population is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30.4. Despite a wide range of natural resources, Africa is the least wealthy continent per capita, in part due to geographic impediments, legacies of European colonization in Africa and the Cold War, predatory/neo-colonialistic activities by Western nations and China, and undemocratic rule and deleterious policies. Despite this low concentration of wealth, recent economic expansion and the large and young population make Africa an important economic market in the broader global context.