The head and beneficiary of Norilsk Nickel, Vladimir Potanin, took first place in the Russian segment of the Forbes global ranking of the richest people. This is evidenced by data from Forbes Real Time, published on February 6.
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In the world list of billionaires, Potanin took 38th place. His fortune grew in a day, February 6, by $418 million to $25.1 billion.
According to Forbes, this was due to the consistent growth of the shares of Norilsk Nickel, in which Potanin owns a 34.6% stake. Since the beginning of 2019, the securities of the metallurgical giant have added about 60%. In 2019, they were traded on the Moscow Exchange at the level of 13,500 rubles per share, and today they have grown to 21,426 rubles per share.
The second place among the richest Russians (40th place in the world ranking) was taken by the head of Lukoil, Vagit Alekperov, with a fortune of $ 25 billion. Last year, his fortune was estimated at $ 20.7 billion and he ranked third in the rating.
Closes the top three (41st place) the head of NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson with $ 24.9 billion. A year ago, Forbes Real Time recognized him as the richest man in Russia. Then his fortune was estimated at $ 24 billion. In the world list of billionaires, he ranked 32nd.