Russian billionaires continue to increase their fortunes at a time when the population as a whole is poor for the third year in a row.
Since early 2017, 28 citizens of the Russian Federation, included in the list of dollar billionaires Bloomberg, have become richer by a total of 22.447 billion dollars, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
In rubles at the current exchange rate, their total capital increased by 1.3 trillion rubles.
This amount corresponds exactly to the losses incurred by the rest of the population and the federal budget for the same period.
So, in total, the annual incomes of Russians make, according to the RASHiGS, about 50 trillion rubles. And since the beginning of the year, according to Rosstat, they fell 1.2% in real terms, or 600 billion rubles - in cash.
The hole in the Russian budget for the same period amounted to 700 billion rubles. From the bottom of 400 billion is an open deficit, and another 300 billion of the state spent from the National Welfare Fund to compensate for the shortage of funds of the Pension Fund.
The richest in Russia, according to Bloomberg, remains the main shareholder of Severstal Alexei Mordashov, his fortune has increased since the beginning of the year by 1.94 billion dollars, to 18.9 billion,
The second place is occupied by the president of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin, whose fortune increased by 1.85 billion dollars, to 18.5 billion dollars,
Next comes the head of the board of directors of NLMK Vladimir Lisin, whose capital grew from January to $ 3.44 billion, to 16.6 billion.
Chairman of the Board of Directors and the main owner of the Renova Group Viktor Vekselberg increased his fortune in January-October by $ 1.97 billion and was on the fourth line with a fortune of $ 16.2 billion.
The capital of the head of Novatek Leonid Mikhelson has decreased since the beginning of the year by 1.17 billion dollars, to 16.1 billion dollars. Shareholder of the consortium "Alfa Group Mikhail Fridman became richer at 1.18 billion dollars, his fortune is estimated at 14.4 billion dollars. The capital of USM Holdings founder Alisher Usmanov is estimated at 14.2 billion, which reflects an increase of $ 1.26 billion from the beginning of the year.
The top ten also included the main owner of Eurochem Andrey Melnichenko, Roman Abramovich and the head of Lukoil Vagit Alekperov. The first two - increased the state by about 1.7 billion dollars each, the state of Alekperov decreased by 249 million dollars.