Moscow. March 20. The rating of the most wealthy Russians, compiled annually by Forbes magazine for the second time in a row topped the co-owner of “NOVATEK” and “SIBUR” Leonid Michelson. His fortune is estimated at $18.4 billion (+$4 billion per year). In global rankings, Mickelson has occupied 46-e a place.
In second place in the rating of Russian billionaires (and at the 51st place in global ranking) – Chairman of the Board of Directors of Severstal, President and member of the Supervisory Board of the “Consortium “Russian steel”, the Deputy Chairman of the world steel Association, non-Executive Director of Nord Gold N. V. Alexey Mordashov with a fortune of $17.5 billion ($6.6 billion). Third place (57th) was taken by the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the basic owner “Novolipetsk metallurgical complex” Vladimir Lisin. His fortune the magazine estimated at $16.1 billion (+$6.8 billion).
Among the richest Russians also included Gennady Timchenko, Alisher Usmanov, Vagit Alekperov, Mikhail Fridman, Vladimir Potanin, Andrei Melnichenko, Viktor Vekselberg, Roman Trotsenko, Sergey Gordeev and Alexander Klyachin.
First place global ranking for the fourth consecutive year went to Microsoft founder bill gates. His fortune grew from $75 billion to $86 billion As the head of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett increased $14.8 billion, which ensured him second place. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has moved from fifth place to third. His fortune is estimated at $72,8 billion.
According to the magazine, in 2016, the number of billionaires for the first time exceeded two thousand people. The number of those whose state is more than $1 billion, increased by 13%, from 1810 until 2043. Total state richest people in the world increased by 18%, to $7,67 trillion.