Bloomberg names Russian oligarchs who made profit before meeting between Putin and Trump
Fortunes of Alekperov, Timchenko and Mikhelson grow against the background of the rally on the stock market.
Shares of Russian fuel and energy companies are growing amid investors' expectations of the outcome of the meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. According to Bloomberg, Vagit Alekperov, Gennady Timchenko and Leonid Mikhelson earned the most.
In particular, the fortune of the Chairman of the Board of NOVATEK and the largest shareholder of the leading Russian petrochemical holding Sibur, Leonid Mikhelson, reached $ 19.9 billion. Gennady Timchenko, who is a co-owner of NOVATEK through the Volga Group, which he controls, now owns $ 13.4 billion. President and main shareholder of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov earned $ 2.5 billion on the investors' expectations; now his fortune is estimated at $ 15.1 billion.
In total, the three tycoons increased their fortune by $ 8.1 billion.
Earlier, Bloomberg called the head of NLMK, Vladimir Lisin, the richest Russian businessman. Lisin got ahead of the owner of Siloviye Mashiny, Alexey Mordashov. The fortune of the two billionaires is estimated to be the same - $ 20.2 billion, but the increase in the day and from the beginning of the year in Mordashov’s wealth was less than that of Lisin.
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