The editors of Forbes Russia magazine presented a ranking of the five richest Russian billionaires in 2019. The list was published on the website of the publication on Thursday, December 26.
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Vladimir Potanin, CEO of Norilsk Nickel, took the lead. According to Forbes Russia, in 2019 he increased his fortune by more than a third (almost $8 billion). His total net worth as of December 24 was $23.8 billion.
In second place in the rating is the chairman of the board of Novatek, Leonid Mikhelson. According to the magazine, by the end of 2019, he added $5.9 billion to his capital, while the total fortune of the billionaire is about $27 billion.
The top three of the richest billionaires in Russia is closed by the president of Lukoil, Vagit Alekperov, whose capital gain amounted to $5.3 billion with a total fortune of $23.8 billion.
The top five richest entrepreneurs also included the owner of Novatek and Sibur shares, Gennady Timchenko (an increase over the year amounted to $4.1 billion), as well as Severstal shareholder Alexei Mordashov ($3.8 billion).
On December 20, Forbes named the most successful billionaires on the planet. The leader of the rating was Bernard Arnault – the third richest man on the planet. His net worth added $40 billion in 2019.