Forbes names 15 people who changed image of Russian businessman in the world

Forbes names 15 people who changed image of Russian businessman in the world
Yuri Milner

Billionaires Yuri Milner, Sergei Galitsky and Pavel Durov are on the top the list. The rating also includes two women — Tatyana Bakalchuk, the founder of the Wilberries online store, and Natalia Fileva, the owner of Siberia and Globus airlines.

Forbes magazine has prepared a rating of 15 Russian businessmen who built a successful business and changed the image of a Russian businessman in the world.  

The list is headed by Yuri Milner, 57, the founder of the DST Global investment fund and a former co-owner of Mail.ru Group  (31st place in the rating of 200 richest businessmen of Russia in 2018 according to Forbes with a fortune of $ 3.7 billion). The magazine calls him the most influential visionary from Russia who is trying to stimulate a person’s natural will for knowledge (together with Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Anne Vozicki; he founded a $ 3 million-prize for scientists in the sphere of physics, mathematics and biology).

The founder of the Magnit supermarket network, Sergey Galitsky, takes the second place of the rating with a fortune of $ 3.4 billion. The creator of social network VKontakte and Telegram messenger, Pavel Durov, (58th place in the list of 200 richest businessmen from Russia, with $ 2.7 billion) is the 3rd.

The top 3 are followed by: 

  • Creator of Badoo online dating service, Andrei Andreev ($ 2.4 billion fortune);

  • Banker Oleg Tinkov ($ 2.2 billion);

  • Co-owner of IPG Photonics technology corporation, Valentin Gapontsev ($ 2 billion);

  • Co-founder of Yandex, Arkady Volozh ($ 1.4 billion);

  • Founder of Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Kaspersky ($ 1.3 billion);

  • Second Russian billionaire woman and the founder of Wildberries online store, Tatyana Bakalchuk ($ 1 billion);

  • Creator of Rolf Group, Sergei Petrov ($ 1 billion);

  • President of IBS Group, Anatoly Krachinsky ($ 900 million);

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of MD Medical Group, which owns the Mother and Child Clinic, Mark Kurtser ($ 550 million);

  • Co-founder and general director of Revoult payment service, Nikolay Storonskyy ($ 550 million);

  • Main owner of Siberia and Globus airlines, Natalia Fileva ($ 500 million);

  • Founder and member of the board of directors of ABBYY group of companies, David Yang ($ 500 million).

Tags: Oligarchs
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