How much did 2018 affect Russian billionaires?
Total wealth of richest citizens of Russia in 2018 decreased by $5.915 billion, data of Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI) rating confirmed.
Index was calculated based on value of shares of companies in which Russian billionaires own shares. In total, BBI includes 500 of the richest people in the world, 25 of which are Russians.
Authors of this rating note that in 2018, only nine managed to increase their wealth. One of them is director general of the Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin. Over the past year, he became richer by $687 million. His fortune is now estimated at $19.6 billion.
He also headed the list of the richest Russians according to BBI, getting ahead of co-owner of the Novatek, Leonid Mikhelson, who led the list of Russian billionaires for four months in a row. Mikhelson increased his wealth by 2.77 million to $19.4 billion.
Main beneficiary of the Novolipetsk Steel Vladimir Lisin took third place, despite the fact that his wealth decreased by 146 million to $17.9 billion.
Next was the Severstal company owner Alexey Mordashov with $17.4 billion. His weath has decreased by $2.23 billion over the pst year.
Lukoil's Vagit Alekperov was next, increasing his weath by 3.45 billion to $16 billion