Forbes: Russian Billionaires Became Richer

Russian edition of Forbes has published an annual ranking of the wealthiest businessmen of the country. The number of dollar billionaires in Russia, according to journalists, has grown from 62 to 101.

The combined wealth of 100 richest Russian businessmen amounted to 432 billion dollars. Last year they accounted for 297 billion dollars.

The leader of the ranking is still Vladimir Lisin, the chairman of the Board of Directors of Novolipetsk Metallurgical Combine. This year, as the newspaper writes, his condition has increased from 15.8 billion to $ 24 billion.

On the second and third line – the general director of Severstal, Alexei Mordashov (18.5 billion dollars) and the head of ONEXIM Mikhail Prokhorov ($ 18 billion).

The only one woman on the list is the wife of ex-mayor of Moscow Elena Baturina, who lost for the year more than half of his fortune and owns now only 1.2 billion.

However the number of billionaires from high-tech and e-business fields is dramatically lower the average in the world, and especially in comparison with the US.

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