Forbes names 200 richest businessmen in Russia

Forbes magazine has published another annual ranking of Russia’s richest businessmen.

The top lines on the Forbes’ list are distributed among the representatives of the gas, metals and oil sectors. The ranking is once again topped by head of the Russian gas company Novatek Leonid Mikhelson. His fortune is estimated at $24 bln, according to Forbes. Head of the Novolipetsk Steel giant Vladimir Lisin has been named the second-richest businessman in Russia, with a total wealth of $21.3 bln. He is followed by President of the largest private oil company Lukoil Vagit Alekperov with $20.7 bln.

Other Russian tycoons on the list are Severstal head Alexei Mordashov, board member at Novatek and Sibur Gennady Timchenko, Interros President Vladimir Potanin, Alfa Group head Mikhail Fridman, USM Holdings co-owner Alisher Usmanov and the owner of various assets Roman Abramovich. Of lesser-known oligarchs, Andrei Melnichenko, co-owner of SUEK and EuroChem, has also made the list this year.

Oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who is on the US sanctions list, has moved down from the leaders and has been placed 30th on the ranking with a fortune of $3.6 bln. In 2008, Deripaska ranked first with a net worth of $28 bln; he ranked 9th on Forbes’ world list that year.

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