According to Sputnik, the combined net worth of the wealthiest Russian entrepreneurs has increased by an impressive $13.03 billion since the beginning of 2023. Vagit Alekperov, one of the co-owners of Lukoil, witnessed a substantial growth in his fortune, with an increase of over $3 billion, bringing his net worth to $18.5 billion. These calculations are based on asset prices and accounting data from the billionaires’ companies. The ranking encompasses the world’s 500 wealthiest individuals, including 22 Russian citizens who hold a combined wealth of $276.7 billion as of April 3.
Securing the top spot among the Russian billionaires is Vladimir Potanin, the owner of the Nornickel metallurgical firm. His net worth currently stands at $29 billion, having experienced a rise of $448 million. In second place is Leonid Mikhelson, a co-owner of Novatek, Russia’s second-largest natural gas producer, with a total wealth of $26.3 billion. Not far behind, Vladimir Lisin, a major shareholder of Russia’s NLMK steel company, has seen his fortune surge to $21 billion after accumulating $46.2 million since the beginning of 2023, securing him the third spot on the list.
Ongoing Prosperity of Russian
Notable mentions in the ranking include Alisher Usmanov, the co-owner of the Megafon mobile operator, who holds the fourth position. Alexei Mordashov, a co-owner of Severstal, follows closely in fifth place.
This increase in wealth highlights the ongoing prosperity of Russian entrepreneurs, reflecting the positive performance of their respective companies. As the Russian business landscape continues to evolve, it is essential to track these developments and recognize the achievements of these successful individuals who contribute significantly to the country’s economy.