Forbes magazine has compiled a new ranking of the richest heirs of Russian billionaires. The list includes 20 billionaire families with at least $2.25 billion per child.
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The rating was again headed by Yusuf Alekperov, the only son of Lukoil CEO Vagit Alekperov. It accounts for $18 billion.
According to the publication, in 2018, Yusuf left the company and is engaged in his own business – the production of Plan B energy drink. The magazine notes that for an incomplete 2018, the net profit of Plan B LLC amounted to almost 3 million rubles.
In second place are the son and daughter of the main owner of the Novatek and Sibur companies, Leonid Mikhelson ($10.1 billion each), according to the Federal News Agency. The third line is occupied by the son of the owner of the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) Iskander Makhmudov ($9 billion).
When calculating, the magazine’s experts assessed the fortune of each billionaire and divided it into all recognized children. At the same time, marital shares were not taken into account. The publication did not take into account the statements of the list participants that they were not going to leave a lot of money to children and would give billions to charity.
On May 19, Forbes published a list of the most promising Russians under the age of 30, according to the 360 TV channel. When compiling the rating, recognition in the professional community and fame at the Russian or global level were taken into account.