Forbes magazine for the first time compiled a rating of the richest women in Russia who independently earned their assets. The list, published on Monday, March 1, was headed by the founder and CEO of the Russian Internet retailer Wildberries, Tatyana Bakalchuk.
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It is noted that this top 20 includes those who have achieved results on their own, who are actively involved in the family business, but did not inherit it, or are doing business with partners.
The magazine emphasized that over the past year, the turnover of Wildberries almost doubled (to 437.2 billion rubles). The editors estimated Bakalchuk’s capital at $10.1 billion, which makes it possible for the founder of the online retailer to enter the top 10 richest women in the world who built their business on their own.
Earlier, on February 24, it became known that, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI), Bakalchuk was among the 15 richest citizens of Russia. Then her fortune was estimated at $ 10.9 billion.
In February 2020, it was reported that Bakalchuk surpassed businesswoman Elena Baturina and became, according to Forbes magazine, the richest woman in Russia with a fortune of $1.4 billion at that time. increased by 88% and amounted to 223.5 billion rubles.