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Forbes names Russia's new wealthiest man

19.04.2012  |  15:41

Forbes Russia has published the annual list of 200 wealthiest people in Russia. The list is topped by the owner of Metallinvest holding, Alisher Usmanov

Forbes Russia has published the annual list of 200 wealthiest people in Russia. The list is topped by the owner of Metallinvest holding, Alisher Usmanov, who knocked rival Vladimir Lisin, the owner of the NLMK steel company. Experts evaluated Usmanov's fortune at $18.1 billion, whereas Lisin owns the assets worth $15.9 billion. The top three ends with Aleksei Mordashev, the head of Severstal steel company with $15.3 billion, Vzglyad reports. The top ten of Russia's wealthiest people includes Vladimir Potanin (Norilsk Nickel), Vagit Alekperov (Lukoil), Mikhail Fridman (Alpha-Group), Mikhail Prokhorov (Onexim), Viktor Vekselberg (Renova), Roman Abramovich (Millhouse Capital) and Leonid Mikhelson (Novatek). The number of dollar billionaires in Russia dropped by five in 2011 - to 96, Forbes said.

As many as 200 Russian entrepreneurs lost the total of $52.3 billion last year, Gazeta.ru reports. Their overall fortune dropped to $446.3 billion. The Forbes list for 2012 includes eight senators, nine State Duma deputies, two governors and one presidential advisor. In addition, Elena Baturina, the wife of former Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov, remains the only lady on the list.

Her fortune was evaluated at $1.1 billion. The youngest person on the list is only 16 years old. His name is Deni Bazhaev - he is the son of the founder of Alliance Group. Russia's youngest multimillionaire owns the fortune of $750 million. 145 of 200 participants of the list live in Moscow. Thirteen others live in St. Petersburg. .



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