The head and beneficiary of the Norilsk Nickel mining and metallurgical company, Vladimir Potanin, once again topped the Russian Forbes list. This is evidenced by data from Forbes Real Time.
As of September 2, his fortune is estimated at $ 24.1 billion.
“In recent days, the securities of Norilsk Nickel have been growing: now they are trading at the level of 20,150 rubles per share (by 14:00 Moscow time), at the close on August 28 they were trading at 19,364 per share. The reason for the growth is quarantine restrictions, which make it difficult to supply non-ferrous metals from other countries – leaders in production, ”Forbes writes.
Second place goes to the family of Suleiman Kerimov, who owns the gold mining company Polyus, with a fortune of $ 23.8 billion, which first topped this list in early August.
In early August, the Kerimov family managed to push Potanin, who topped the rating of 200 richest businessmen in Russia in 2020, from the first line. Then this was facilitated, among other things, by the growth in gold prices and the high dividends of Polyus.
The top three is closed by the chairman of the board of directors and the main shareholder of the NLMK group, Vladimir Lisin, with $22.6 billion.
According to TASS, at 15:50 Moscow time on September 2, Norilsk Nickel’s shares are up 1% compared to the closing level of previous trading – up to 20,172 rubles per share. According to the Moscow Exchange, shares have risen in price by 22.39% over the year.