Yota founder loses Bulgarian citizenship


Bulgaria has stripped Yota founder Sergey Adoniev of his citizenship following a 20-year-old U.S. conviction for fraud. About it writes Reuters with reference to the Ministry of Justice of Bulgaria.

It is known that the telecommunications millionaire Adonyev is a co-founder of the Russian mobile operator Yota, which he subsequently sold to MegaFon, writes RNS.

According to Forbes, Adoniev is ranked 147th in the ranking of the richest Russian businessmen. According to the magazine, his fortune is $ 700 million. The businessman received Bulgarian citizenship in 2008. The Anti-Corruption Foundation warned the local authorities about the deprivation of his Bulgarian passport a year ago.

According to TASS, for special contributions over the past 10 years, Bulgaria has granted citizenship to 225 foreigners, 125 of them are Russians.

On January 16, it was reported that Wealth-X analysts counted 400,000 new dollar millionaires in 2018.

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