Forbes Russian Billionaires 2018: new leader
The richest man in Russia is Vladimir Lisin, NLMK company owner. He was in top of the list seven years ago.
World-famous Forbes magazine has published its annual list of Russian Billionaires 2018. This year, chairman of the NLMK Group board Vladimir Lisin tops the list.
According to the edition’s information, Lisin's fortune is estimated at $19.1 billion. Vladimir Lisin has already been ranked first in the list of Forbes. This was in 2011. In 2018, the businessman tops it again.
Last year's leader was Leonid Mikhelson, the chairman of the board and owner of shares in the Novatek oil and gas company; now he is ranked third with his $18 billion, while the second place is given to Severstal director general, businessman Alexei Mordashov, who owns almost 80% of the shares of the metallurgical company.
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The Europe’s best architect of 2014 and 2015 in three nominations in a prestigious international competition in London is accused of two counts of major fraud. The total damage from the fraud is estimated at about 10 million euros.
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