Potanin became the richest Russian in the Forbes global ranking

He's $2.8 billion richer than the former leader Alisher Usmanov.
CEO and co-owner of "Norilsk Nickel" Vladimir Potanin became the richest Russian in the world list Forbes US and 60th in the world. The magazine estimated the state of a businessman in a $ 15.4 billion - or $ 2.8 billion more than a year ago. In the ranking of 200 richest Russian businessmen Potanin in 2014 was eighth with a fortune of $ 12.6 billion. The leaders of the ring, it was not even once. The representative of Potanin refused to comment on the assessment of Forbes.

Prior to this three years in a row the richest Russian was the principal owner of USM Holdings - Alisher Usmanov. A year ago, his fortune Forbes estimated at $ 18.6 billion. This year, the estimate of $ 4.2 billion less. Total in the Forbes list included 88 businessmen from Russia. Status richest fifteen year largely decreased (on average by 2.2%). Most of all - by 5% to $ 11.6 billion - reduced state NLMK owner Vladimir Lisin, Roman Abramovich remained the same ($ 9.1 billion). The only one who has increased the state, except Potanin - the owner of "Severstal" Alexey Mordashov, follows from the ranking. Among the billionaires two newcomers: the owner of SPI Group Yuri Scheffler alcohol company with a fortune of $ 1.75 billion and basicallyshareholder Nikolai Bujnov Irkutsk Oil Company ($ 1.7 billion).

Assessing the state of the business, estimates the cost of Forbes business, personal assets and debts. "Interros" Potanin owns 30.3% of "Norilsk Nickel". For six months in 2014 the company's EBITDA increased by 9% to $ 2.5 billion (data for the year so far). Net profit increased almost 3-fold - to $ 1.5 billion for the 2014 capitalization of "Norilsk Nickel" on the LSE fell by almost 17% to $ 22.5 billion, but Forbes finished counting February 13, said the source in the publication... On this day the capitalization of "Norilsk Nickel" has grown to $ 30.1 billion. "Interros" has also received a record dividend for the first nine months. In the past year, "Norilsk Nickel" paid shareholders nearly 2.5 times greater than had $ 842 million in the same period of 2013 .: $ 2.8 billion. The share of the company Potanin.

Most of the growth state Potanin was due to rise in price of "Norilsk Nickel": the businessman is no more assets in the face of deteriorating economic conditions in Russia may give the state an increase of several billion dollars, according to BCS analyst Kirill Chuiko. "Risen strongly in the past yearand copper and nickel, in addition, the company has helped devaluation of the ruble, "- explains the analyst of" Alfa Capital "Andrey Shenk. The prices for iron ore, on the contrary, fell, which affected the financial results of the "Metalloinvest" Alisher Usmanov, and his other assets are not feeling well, the analyst said. In general, the state has grown from those in whose portfolio greater market assets, said Schenk. Evaluation of non-public companies may be less accurate: do it efficiently, without having access to the internal financial information, it is difficult, he concluded.

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