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.
Time to put in jail: security forces expose corruption nest in Crimean Sudak, ex-mayor Vladimir Serov flees
After accusations of corruption, ex-vice-premier of Crimea and former mayor of Sudak, Vladimir Serov, is wanted. The official is suspected of mediating the transfer of a bribe in the amount of 2 million rubles ($31,000) for registration of land in the resort area of Sudak. The CrimeRussia found out what the fugitive did with his “family-bureaucratic” pool, who his criminal prosecution may be connected with, and what role Berezovsky of Sudak, Boris Deich, played in the Crimean official’s business career