Russians among wealthiest UK residents

Russian oligarchs Alisher Usmanov, Mikhail Fridman and Roman Abramovich are in the Top 15 of the wealthiest British residents, according to The Times.

Alisher Usmanov’s net worth is about to hit GBP 12 bln (around RUR 1.4 trln), which allowed him to move from number 8 last year to number 7 in this year’s ranking. Alisher Usmanov owns assets in such sectors as metal production, telecommunications and IT – in particular, he owns shares in Metalloinvest, MegaFon and Mail.Ru Group.  

Mikhil Fridman, who controls Alfa Bank, was ranked 11th, his wealth accounting for over GBP 10 bio (over RUR 900 bln).

The primary shareholder of the Evraz metal and mining company, Roman Abramovich, moved down from the 9th to the 12th position. His total assets are worth over GBP 10 bln.

It should be noted that Usmanov and Abramovich are ranked 7th and 10th, respectively, in the Forbes list of Russian wealthiest people. Vladimir Potanin with his total wealth around RUR 1.5 trln ($20.7 bln) tops the Forbes ranking.

According to Sunday Times, the coronavirus pandemic cost the wealthiest people in Britain GBP 54 bln in the past two months. More than half of the country’s billionaires are suffering losses of up to GBP 6 bln each. It is the first time that the total wealth of the 1,000 richest people and their families has dropped since 2009.

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