Russia’s richest get $10 billion richer in 7 months


August 16 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

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KtovKurse – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the overall wealth of 28 Russian billionaires over the first seven months of 2017 increased by $ 9.76 billion.

The rating is based on the value of shares and the reporting of companies in which billionaires have their shares.

The richest citizen of Russia in the world  today is the largest shareholder of Severstal (Steel company) Alexei Mordashov. He takes 53rd place in the overall rating, and his fortune is estimated at $ 17.3 billion. Mordoshov acquired $ 247 million this year.

The second-richest citizen of Russia in the world is the head of Norilsk Nickel, Vladimir Potanin, who occupies the 57th place in the world’s richest list. His fortune is estimated at $ 16.6 billion. Potanin increased his capital by $ 27.3 million in seven months of 2017.

The third richest citizen of Russia, is Viktor Vekselberg, chairman of the board of directors of the Renova group of companies (aluminium, oil, telecommunications). His fortune is estimated at $ 15.6 billion. Vekselberg took the 72nd place worldwide. Vekselberg managed to increase his fortune by $ 15.5 million.

In the first one hundred richest people on the planet were also the head of Novatek (natural gas) Leonid Mikhelson with a fortune of $ 15.2 billion, the 74th place (plus $ 15.2 million), the largest shareholder of NLMK (steel) Vladimir Lisin – from $ 14.9 billion in 76th place (plus $ 1.84 billion), the founder of USM Holdings (mining), Alisher Usmanov – from $ 14.7 billion in 79th place (plus $ 1.74 billion) and the largest shareholder of Alfa Group (bank) Mikhail Fridman – his fortune increased by $ 1 , 42 billion – to $ 14.7 billion, he took the overall 80th place.

Mikhail Prokhorov (owner of Brooklyn Nets basketball team) became richer by $ 441 million, up to $ 11.2 billion. The capital of Lukoil’s CEO Vagit Alekperov decreased by $ 1.32 billion, reaching $ 10.6 billion. Volga Group (investments) owner Gennady Timchenko’s fortune also declined by $ 1.93 billion, to $ 9.54 billion. How will he survive! Just kidding 🙂

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