The businessman and friend of Vladimir Putin, Gennady Timchenko, with $ 22.1 billion among the richest Russians, is second only to his Novatek and Sibur partner Leonid Mikhelson.
The first deputy director of the FSB, Sergey Smirnov, earned 84.7 million rubles in 2018. This is a record among all the leaders of the special services. Only the wife of the head of the FSO, who is on the board of Sibur, earned more - 89.2 million.
The fortune of Kirill Shamalov, whom the media called Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law, was $ 950 million. In 2017, he sold 17% of Sibur below the market.
Mega projects of Novatek, which would not have been possible without the partnership of Leonid Mikhelson and Gennady Timchenko, can make them the richest people in Russia - with a big gap from competitors in the Forbes rating.
In the conditions of sanctions, a number of companies managed to obtain loans under the guarantees of European export agencies, but against the backdrop of state support and loans from Chinese banks, they play a secondary role.
"Dekulakization" of Russian metallurgical and chemical corporations can lead to aggregate losses of more than 1 trillion rubles. Businessmen themselves do not fully believe in such measures.
Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Andrei Belousov explained his initiative to withdraw 513 billion rubles from metallurgical and chemical companies not so much by fulfilling the "May" decrees as by "equalizing the tax burden."
Chairman of the Board of Directors of NLMK criticized the idea of an adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Andrei Belousov "withdraw" from metallurgists and chemical companies 537 billion rubles.
The whole company is estimated at 20-26 billion dollars.
The company Oleg Deripaska because of US sanctions fell on the stock exchange for Friday at 2.5 billion dollars.
Member of the Board of Sibur Kirill Shamalov parted with the head of the fund "National Intellectual Development" Katerina Tikhonova.
The deputy mayor assured the magazine that the property bought by the president's relatives was purchased exclusively for honestly earned money.
Alexey Navalny published a video of a huge residence near Ples, which, as he states, belongs to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The latter's press secretary, Natalia Timakova, says that the minister just uses it.
Co-owner of Novatek and Sibur Leonid Michelson first became the richest Russian according to Forbes magazine.
Michelson has one important ability: he knows how to pick the right partners in a timely manner. Perhaps the most valuable of them is Vladimir Putin's friend Gennady Timchenko.
Sale of part of the property to partners and relatives didn't spare the billionaires, close to the Russian President, from international prosecution.
According to Forbes, the co-owner of Sibur Kirill Shamalov is a dollar billionaire.
RBC investigated, how 33-year-old Kirill Shamalov, who's said to be the spouse of Katerina Tikhonova, became a major shareholder of Sibur, what other assets his family has and how much they can cost.
Sanctions against the fathers help the children.
"Personally, we do not need billions," - said the principal owner of Volga Group; he also said where his children were educated, how he was affected by the sanctions and why it was easier to breathe in Russia.