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The Wealth Of Russian Billionaires Increased By 26.9 Percent
March 15, 2017 23:01


The wealth of Russian billionaires increased by 26.9 percent during January-February 2017. It is reported by RIA News, quoting the data from the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI).

As it is noted, the fortune of the main beneficiary of Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Plant (MMP) Viktor Rashnikov has increased up to 900.3 million dollars. In addition, the fortune of the President of the Board of Directors of Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant Vladimir Lisin grew by 850.2 million dollars and that of the President of the “Rusal” Company Oleg Deripaska – by 521.3 million.

In addition, during the first two months of 2017 the wealth of the Head of the “Renova” Group Viktor Vekselberg has increased up to 404.8 million dollars, that of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Novatek” Leonid Mikhelson – by 348.9 million, that of the main owner of “Evrokhim” Andrey Melnichenko - by 179 million dollars.

BBI also notes that the total wealth of the 28 Russian billionaires has increased by 10.5% (24.4 billion dollars), up to 256 billion dollars, since the election of Donald Trump the President of the United States. In January 2017  the overall fortune of Russian billionaires grew by 7.9 billion dollars.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina


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