Russian billionaires have become rich by $ 65 billion since the beginning of the year
Russian billionaires have become richer by $ 65,63 billion in 10 months of this year. Leading among them is Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of the Board of Novatek Gas Company (pictured). His fortune increased by $ 8,5 billion. Now the businessman can boast of the first line of the Russian Forbes rating with $ 33,3 billion of capital. The relevant data was published by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Vagit Alekperov, owner of a 26% stake in Lukoil, is in second place in terms of wealth growth. Its capital increased by $ 7,25 billion and reached $ 24,5 billion.
Next comes the Russian entrepreneur, owner of the Volga Group investment group Gennady Timchenko. His company owns a 23% stake in the gas production company Novatek, as well as stakes in a number of other energy corporations. Over the past 10 months, Timchenko has grown rich by almost $ 6,7 billion, having increased his fortune to 22,3 billion.
The fourth on the list is the owner of Severstal, Alexei Mordashov, whose capital amounted to $ 28,8 billion, showing an increase of 5,76 billion.
The top five is closed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NLMK Group (the forming enterprise - Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant) Vladimir Lisin, whose fortune grew by 4,7 billion dollars, reaching 28,6 billion.
The top ten also includes Vladimir Potanin (Norilsk Nickel), Alisher Usmanov (Metalloinvest, Megafon), Roman Abramovich (Evraz) and others.