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.
The situation on international markets is worsening because of trade wars and protectionist policies. However, Dmitry Medvedev noted that the Government expects the expansion of the Russian economy until 2024.