UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Magazine Forbes has made a rating of the most successful Russian billionaires of the decade. In the first place was the head and co-owner of Novatek Leonid Mikhelson.
According to the publication, since 2010 Michelson’s fortune has grown by $ 22.6 billion and amounted to $ 27 billion as of December 24.
The second place went to Gennady Timchenko, who owns shares in Novatek and Sibur (growth over the decade was 20.8 billion, his fortune increased to 22.7 billion dollars).
The top three was closed by Vladimir Potanin, one of the main co-owners of Norilsk Nickel, with a fortune of $ 23.8 billion, which increased by 13.5 billion over ten years.
The president and co-owner of Lukoil Vagit Alekperov was in fourth place, his fortune grew by 13.2 billion – up to 23.8 billion dollars. In fifth place – the main owner of Severstal Alexei Mordashov ($ 20.2 billion, an increase of 10.3 billion).
The list is followed by the beneficiary of EuroChem and SUEK Andrey Melnichenko ($ 14.6 billion, an increase of 10.2 billion), the main owner of Renova Viktor Vekselberg ($ 11.9 billion, an increase of 5.5 billion) and the main shareholder of USM Holdings Alisher Usmanov (12.5 billion dollars, an increase of 5.3 billion).
On the ninth line is the main beneficiary of NLMK Vladimir Lisin, whose fortune has increased by five billion in ten years and now amounts to 20.8 billion. And the top ten was closed by the CEO and co-owner of the UMMC Andrey Kozitsyn with $ 5.8 billion (an increase of 4.6 billion).
In total, according to Forbes, Russian billionaires were able to increase their wealth by $ 111 billion – this figure is only slightly less than the assets available to the richest man on the planet, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
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