Vladimir Potanin, the head of the mining and metallurgical company Norilsk Nickel, took first place in the list of the wealthiest Russians according to Forbes magazine.
The rating was published on April 7 on the publication’s website. “Him (Potanin. – Ed.) the state is estimated at $19.7 billion. He is followed by another Metallurgist, NLMK owner Vladimir Lisin with $18.1 billion. Completing the top three is the founder of NOVATEK, Leonid Mikhelson, who last year took the first place in the Russian Forbes rating. Now his fortune is estimated at $17.1 billion, ” the newspaper writes.
The top ten also includes Alexey Mordashov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Severstal, Vagit Alikperov, President of LUKOIL, Gennady Timchenko, member of the Board of Directors of NOVATEK and SIBUR, Alisher Usmanov, founder and main shareholder of USM Holdings, Mikhail Fridman, member of the Board of Directors of LetterOne Holdings, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Alfa Group, Andrey Melnichenko, Chairman of the nomination and remuneration Committee of EuroChem, and Roman Millhouse, the main owner of the investment company Abramovich.
Earlier in January, Forbes reported that the founders of the IT company Veeam Software, Russians Ratmir Timashev and Andrey Baronov, became dollar billionaires.