Forbes named the 200 richest businessmen in Russia


Forbes magazine on Thursday, April 18, published the annual ranking of the 200 richest businessmen in Russia. In 2019, it was headed by the largest shareholder of Sibur and Novatek Leonid Mikhelson, his fortune is estimated at $24 billion.

In second place is the chairman of the board of directors of NLMK Vladimir Lisin with a fortune of $ 21.3 billion. The top three richest businessmen in Russia are closed by the president of Lukoil, Vagit Alekperov, with $ 20.7 billion.

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The magazine estimated the total fortune of the 200 richest businessmen at $496 billion.

On March 22, Forbes compiled a rating of businessmen who changed the life of Russia and the world, it included 15 people. The preface to the rating states that this is a list of people who “represent the country’s hope for a return to the global agenda, not as an ‘evil empire’, but as a developing power ready to compete on equal terms in the most advanced fields.”

The first place was taken by the head of the DST Global fund, Yuri Milner (number 31 in the Russian Forbes list, in 2018 his fortune was estimated at $ 3,700 million). He is one of the co-organizers of the $3 million Breakthrough Prize, the magazine notes. Other creators of the award include Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, Google CEO Sergey Brin, and Ann Wojicki, CEO of personal genomics at 23andMe. Breakthrough Prize winners are scientists who have made breakthrough discoveries in physics, mathematics and biology.

The list also includes the founder of the Magnit chain of stores Sergey Galitsky, the creator of VKontakte Pavel Durov, the banker Oleg Tinkov, the co-founder of Yandex Arkady Volozh, the head of Kaspersky Lab Evgeny Kaspersky, the owner of the Wildberries online store Tatyana Bakalchuk and others.

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