Co-owner of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin became the richest Russian billionaire in a year, Bloomberg writes with reference to his own calculations.
Potanin’s fortune increased by $ 8.5 billion - up to $ 28.2 billion. Next on the list of leaders are LUKOIL President Vagit Alekperov (growth of fortune by $ 6.2 billion, to $ 22.3 billion), co-owner of NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson (plus $ 5.2 billion , up to $ 24.6 billion) and another shareholder of these companies Gennady Timchenko (plus $ 4.3 billion, up to $ 18.2 billion). Closes the top five head of the board of directors of NLMK Vladimir Lisin with an increase in wealth by $ 3.5 billion - up to $ 21.3 billion.
In general, the agency notes, the state of 23 Russian participants in the Bloomberg index of billionaires has grown by $ 52.9 billion over the year - this is the largest figure in the last four years.
Previously, Forbes magazine made a similar rating. The leader in it was also Potanin. According to the magazine’s estimates, over the year the businessman added $ 7.8 billion to his capital, increasing it to $ 23.8 billion. In second place in annual growth was the chairman of the board of NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson - plus $ 5.9 billion, up to $ 27 billion. Third - Alekperov with a fortune increase of $ 5.3 billion, to $ 23.8 billion.