Forbes named the richest Ukrainians for the first time since 2016


For the first time since 2016, Forbes Ukraine magazine published a ranking of the 100 richest Ukrainian businessmen, the third line of which was occupied by the former president of the country, Petro Poroshenko, with $1.4 billion. .

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The politician returned to the list of dollar billionaires after a five-year absence. In 2014, Forbes estimated his fortune at $1.3 billion, but in 2015 the American Forbes stopped considering him a billionaire. At the same time, Forbes Ukraine estimated Poroshenko’s fortune at $750 million. However, in March 2016, the Ukrainian version of Forbes reported that the then Ukrainian leader increased his fortune by $100 million, to $858 million.

The publication claims that Poroshenko’s main source of income is the food industry. In December 2019, he transferred the Ukrprominvest-Agro agricultural holding and the Roshen confectionery corporation to his eldest son Alexei. The magazine notes that the revenue of the Kiev confectionery factory in 2019 increased by 41%, to UAH 1.4 billion (3.9 million rubles).

The first place was taken by the mining and metallurgical magnate, the owner of System Capital Management (SCM) Rinat Akhmetov with $ 2.8 billion. It is noted that, compared with 2013, the wealth of the richest Ukrainian has decreased by almost six times.

In second place is the owner of the Interpipe group, Viktor Pinchuk, with a fortune of $1.4 billion.

In the 2016 Ukrainian Forbes ranking, Akhmetov also took first place. It was noted that over the year the businessman lost $4.6 billion and his fortune began to equal $2.3 billion.

On the second line then was the ex-governor of Dnepropetrovsk, oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, whose fortune the magazine estimated at $ 1.3 billion. It was noted that over the past five years, Kolomoisky had lost half of his funds.

Forbes Ukraine has been produced since March 2011 by the Ukrainian Media Holding (UMH) of Boris Lozhkin. After Lozhkin sold UMH in 2013, the magazine passed to the now fugitive oligarch Sergei Kurchenko. In the same year, the editors complained about pressure and censorship, wrote Economic Truth.

In 2014, the central office of Forbes Inc. decided to revoke the license from the Ukrainian Forbes, which caused a lengthy litigation. In 2017, the last issue of the Ukrainian version of the magazine was published, and the site was no longer updated.

March 30, 2020 Forbes Inc. announced that UYAVY! LLC will be the new publisher of Forbes Ukraine.

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