Severstal owner is the most awarded businessman in Russia
Alexei Mordashov is the only businessman in Russia with five state awards. Alekperov, Bogdanov, Vekselberg, Rashnikov, Skoch and Usmanov have four of them each.
Main owner of Severstal Alexei Mordashov is the most highly awarded businessman among Russian entrepreneurs. RBC’s investigation cites statistics.
In addition to Mordashov (five state awards), Vagit Alekperov (LUKoil), Vladimir Bogdanov (Surgutneftegaz), Viktor Vekselberg (Renova) and Viktor Rashnikov (MMK) are among the top five entrepreneurs in terms of state awards number (four awards each). Andrei Skoch (USM Holdings) and Alisher Usmanov (USM Holdings) have been awarded 4 times too.
As follows from the data of the RBC study, businessmen with assets in metallurgical (more than a third of all those noted) or the oil and gas industries (20% of all those awarded) get awards more often than others.
At the same time, developers and retailers, as well as entrepreneurs in the field of hi-tech do not get awards: founders of the Magnit chain Sergey Galitsky and Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky, head of Alfa Group Mikhail Fridman and his partners Alexey Kuzmichev and German Khan have no state awards. Half of the Russian businessmen, whose fortune is estimated at a billion dollars or more, do not have state awards too.
The most awarded among the managers of state companies is Sergey Chemezov (Rostec), he is also the only representative of the real sector of the economy, who has the Order of Merit for the Fatherland from IV to I degree. In 2017, in addition to Chemezov, head of Gazprom Alexey Miller also became the recipient of the Order of I degree.
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