The founder of the Telegram messenger Pavel Durov for the first time entered the top 10 billionaires from Russia according to Forbes magazine.
Durov took the eighth line of the rating with a fortune estimated at $17.2 billion, according to the website 360tv.ru on April 6.
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At the same time, the entrepreneur on the international website of the magazine is classified as a UAE, although it is indicated that Durov has Russian citizenship.
In the Forbes world ranking, Durov rose to 112th place. A year ago, it was ranked 565th, in 2019 it was 838th, and in 2018 it was 1394th.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that the magazine had published its 35th annual ranking of the richest people in the world. There are 123 Russian billionaires on the list, in 2019 there were 102 of them.
The list is still topped by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose net worth increased by $64 billion in a year to $177 billion.
The Russian segment of the rating was headed by the main owner of Severstal, Alexei Mordashov. The publication estimated the fortune of the entrepreneur and his family at $29.1 billion, according to the website aif.ru. They made $12.3 billion in a year.
A year earlier, the head and beneficiary of the Norilsk Nickel mining and metallurgical company, Vladimir Potanin, headed the Russian segment of Forbes billionaires. The main shareholder of the NLMK group, Vladimir Lisin, was in second place, and Mordashov was in fourth place.