Every year Forbes analysts make a rating of billionaires of the world. This year, this list includes 88 Russians. We decided to take a closer look at the top ten, offering you the Top 10, which hit the richest people in Russia in 2015.
Naturally, the crisis, sanctions and the fall in the ruble's exchange rate have affected the size of the state of the Russian oligarchs. For the first time in recent years, Russia has lost to India and Germany in the number of billionaires.
- 10. Mikhail Prokhorov
- 9. Gennady Timchenko
- 8. Vladimir Lisin
- 7. Leonid Mikhelson
- 6. Vagit Alekperov
- 5. Alexey Mordashov
- 4. Victor Vekselberg
- 3. Alisher Usmanov
- 2. Mikhail Fridman
- 1Vladimir Potanin
10. Mikhail Prokhorov
Prokhorov's fortune is $ 9.9 billion. The businessman owns a controlling stake in the Nets basketball club, and for 6 years he was president of the Russian Biathlon Union. In the assets of Prokhorov and shares of commodity companies and media assets - RBC and the publishing group "Live!".
9. Gennady Timchenko
Timchenko is a co-owner of such companies as Novatek, Sibur Holding, Transoil, and Sogaz Insurance Company. The businessman is a fan of hockey, he even presides in the board of directors of the KHL.The state of Timchenko is $ 10.7 billion.
. 8. Vladimir Lisin.
. Lisin's fortune has "thinned" by almost a third, decreasing by $ 5 billion and totaling $ 11.6 billion. Among the oligarch's assets, the Novolipetsk Steel and the UCL logistics holding.
7. Leonid Mikhelson
Mikhelson owns the gas company Novatek, the chemical group Sibur, and also the First United Bank. The state of the businessman is estimated at $ 11.7 billion. The oligarch is known for adherence to art subjects and often organizes exhibitions.
6. Vagit Alekperov
The head of Lukoil owns a fortune of $ 12.2 billion. The businessman actively supports social entrepreneurship through the fund of regional programs "Our Future" founded by him.
5. Alexei Mordashov
The owner of Severstal owns a fortune of about $ 13 billion. In addition to the main asset, the metallurgical magnate has a stake in Tele2 Russia, Rossiya bank, Silovye Mashiny Holding.
4. Viktor Vekselberg
The curator of the Skolkovo project owns a private museum in which he exhibits his collection of art objects. In addition, Vekselberg is actively engaged in patronage. So, the businessman presented three-room apartments to the Olympic champions of 2014 - Maxim Trankov and Tatyana Volosozhar. The state of the oligarch is estimated at $ 14.2 billion.
3. Alisher Usmanov
Last year, it was this 71-year-old oligarch who headed a similar forbes rating. For the year, the Chevalier of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the fourth degree lost $ 4.2 billion, and his fortune is now estimated at $ 14.4 billion.
2. Mikhail Fridman
The co-owner of Alfa Group lost $ 3 billion for the year, Forbes experts estimated at $ 14.6 billion. Among Friedman's assets, mobile operator VimpelCom and a share in X5 Retail Group.
1. Vladimir Potanin
Tops the rating, which includes only the richest people in Russia, the head of Interros. Over the year, Potanin's fortune grew by $ 2.8 billion to $ 15.4 billion. Last year was a turning point in the oligarch's personal life - Potanin divorced and already entered into a second marriage with a colleague in whom he had a child.