Mikhelson topped Russian Forbes rating again
Forbes magazine published a rating of the richest people in Russia. Leonid Mikhelson, the co-owner and chairman of the NOVATEK board, topped the list for the second consecutive year.
The publication estimated the state of the businessman at $18.4 billion, which is $4 billion more than a year earlier.
The second place is taken by chairman of the Severstal board of directors Alexey Mordashov. According to the analysts, he strengthened his positions in the rating by 4 lines compared to 2016. Forbes estimated his capital at $17.5 billion (an increase in annual terms by $6.6 billion). Owner of the Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works Vladimir Lisin closed three of the richest Russians. His fortune increased by $6.8 billion to $16.1 billion (+5 positions by 2016).
Owner of Volga Group Gennady Timchenko strengthened his position for a year by one point and took the fourth place in the rating. The businessman increased his fortune by $4.6 billion to $16.1 billion.
The founder of USM Holdings, Alisher Usmanov, on the contrary, descended to two positions: this year he was given the fifth place (the state increased by $2.7 billion, up to $15.2 billion, the 66th place in the global ranking).
LUKoil President Vagit Alekperov ranked from the ninth place to the sixth in 2017. He added $5.6 billion to his fortune, increasing its total to $14.5 billion.
Co-owner of Alfa Group Mikhail Friedman ($14.4 billion, +$1.1 billion by 2016), president of Interros and Nornikel Vladimir Potanin ($14.3 billion, +$2.2 billion), co-owner of SUEK and Evrokhim Andrey Melnichenko ($13.2 billion, +$5 billion) and chairman of the Renova board of directors Viktor Vekselberg ($12.4 billion, +$1.9 billion).
Vadim Yakunin, the chairman of the pharmaceutical holding company Protek board of directors, showed the biggest strengthening of positions in the rating. He rose from the 200th place in 2016 on line 83 in 2017, consolidated his fortune by $850 million, increasing it to a total of $1.2 billion.
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