Russian oligarchs lost $6 billion over last year
The list of 500 richest people in the world features 25 Russians.
Last year, Russian oligarchs lost almost six billion dollars, according to RIA Novosti referring to the rating Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI). In total, the list of 500 richest people in the world includes 25 Russians. Only 9 of them managed to multiply their fortune over the past year.
Vladimir Potanin, owner of Nornikel, is recognized as the wealthiest Russian citizen. His fortune is estimated at 19.6 billion dollars. In a year he became richer by 687 million.
Next on the Russian top list is Leonid Mikhelson, co-owner of Novatek, whose net worth in 2018 was 19.4 billion. Third comes businessman Vladimir Lisin, with a fortune of 17.9 billion (minus 146 million).
He is followed by businessman Alexey Mordashov, owner of Severstal, whose wealth amounts to 17.4 billion dollars (minus 2.33 billion), and Vagit Alekperov, co-owner of Lukoil, with a fortune of 16 billion dollars.
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.