Forbes named the entrepreneurs who changed the life of Russia


Forbes magazine has compiled a rating of businessmen who have changed the life of Russia and the world. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the Russian version of the publication, 15 people were included in the list. 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.

In February, Forbes reported that Bakalchuk became the second female billionaire in Russia (the first was businesswoman Elena Baturina). Wildberries is valued at about $1.2 billion, which allows us to estimate the personal fortune of the company owner at more than $1 billion.

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