• Leonid Mikhelson again topped the rating of the richest businessmen of Russia

  • Forbes for the second year in a row put in the first place ranking of the richest businessmen, co-owner of Russia's largest private gas company NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson. His condition edition is estimated at 18.4 billion dollars. His 14th in a row, Forbes ranking published Thursday, April 20.

    Second place was taken by the owner "Severstal" Alexey Mordashov , his fortune is estimated at 17.5 billion dollars. Third — the owner of the Novolipetsk metallurgical combine (NLMK) Vladimir Lisin with $ 16.1 billion.
    The TOP 10 Russian billionaires also included: Gennady Timchenko ($16 billion), Alisher Usmanov (15.2 billion dollars), Vagit Alekperov ($14.5 billion), Mikhail Fridman ($14.4 billion), Vladimir Potanin ($14.3 billion), Andrey Melnichenko (13.2 billion dollars) and Viktor Vekselberg (12.4 billion dollars).

    According to Forbes, the combined wealth of 200 richest businessmen has increased over the year by $ 100 billion and now stands at $ 460 billion. The number of dollar billionaires in Russia has increased from 77 to 96. The cutoff has increased from 350 to 500 million dollars. "Never before have the admission ticket to the Forbes list, is not worth so much", - the newspaper notes.

    To get the top ten ranking Russian businessman in 2017 must have a fortune of 12.4 billion dollars, while a year ago the figure was us $ 8.7 billion.


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