The wealthiest people in the world in 2017 were $ 1 trillion richer, while last year their fortunes increased by only $ 237 billion, reports Bloomberg. The cumulative state of people who fell into the index of billionaires Bloomberg, increased by 23%.
According to the agency, among the Russians, Vladimir Lisin, the head of NLMK's board of directors, was the most affluent among Russians. His condition for the year, as of December 27, increased by $ 4.89 billion, to $ 18 billion.
At that, Alexei Mordashov, the main owner of Severstal, became the most well-off Russian, his agency estimated the agency's condition at $ 19.5 billion, an increase of $ 2.53 billion over the year.
This year, steel prices have grown and continue to grow thanks to China's environmental policy, which closed a number of metallurgical industries. This steel boom allowed metallurgists, including NLMK Vladimir Lisin and Severstal Alexei Mordashov, explained Maxim Khudalov, director of corporate ratings of ACRA.
The agency notes that Russia's 27 richest people "left behind the economic problems that followed the annexation of Crimea in 2014", their combined fortunes increased by $ 29 billion, to $ 275 billion. This is more than their condition before the introduction of Western sanctions.
But most of all, by $ 177 billion (65%), the aggregate state of billionaires from China has grown, the agency writes. Nevertheless, the first place in the number of billionaires remains for the United States, the agency writes. 159 citizens of the United States increased their total state by $ 315 billion, to $ 2 trillion.
58 billionaires out of 500, represented in the Bloomberg list, became poorer in the outgoing year. According to the agency, they lost $ 46 billion. Among them - the head of the telecommunications corporation Altice Patrick Dray (minus $ 4.1 billion, up to $ 6.3 billion) and Saudi Prince Al-Walid (minus $ 1.8 billion, to $ 17.8 billion) .
Last week, Forbes presented the rating of the owners of the fastest-growing capitals of the year. The first place in it was taken by the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos, whose assets increased by $ 33.8 billion. In late October, his fortune exceeded the state of Bill Gates.
The Russian businessman of the year according to the Forbes version was the chairman of the supervisory board of Alfa Group Mikhail Fridman.