Russian billionaires, world’s fastest fortune boosters
The skyrocketing value of their energy assets is associated with the increased oil prices.
In 12 months, the richest Russian businessmen have boosted their wealth more than businessmen in any other country, RBC said citing Bloomberg. The total fortune of the ten wealthiest Russians has increased by 10.8% this year, whereas the 10 wealthiest Americans can only boast a 7.5% increase. The richest Brits have become just 3.4% richer, while Chinese billionaires have lost over 27% of their fortune in a year.
According to Bloomberg estimates, the wealth of Leonid Mikhelson has increased in value by $4.3 billion (and is now estimated at $21 billion); Gennady Timchenko has $4 billion more than a year ago, while Vagit Alekperov has made another $3.5 billion. The skyrocketing value of their energy assets is associated with the increased oil prices. Andrei Melnichenko made $2.27 billion more this year, Roman Abramovich has become $1.91 billion wealthier, and Vladimir Lisin is now worth $1.88 billion more.
In the 2000s, Western Europe had welcomed refugees from Chechnya. In 2018, it has finally realized the criminal potential of dozens of thousands of mountain dwellers who had left their native land because of reprisals and economic disorder. Many of those who had fought against the Russian army in the first and second Chechen wars and their grown-up children skilled in weapons and practicing martial arts have united into street gangs. The CrimeRussia was figuring out why the Germans and Austrians don’t feel themselves comfortable in their countries anymore.