Russia, the largest country in the world, is well endowed with natural resources, such as gas, metals, etc. Most of the Russian billionaires have made their fortune in these industries. The collapse of the Soviet Union was a great opportunity for many of them to accumulate the wealth they have today. Also, Russia’s equity market, has continued to perform well on a total-return basis, making the country’s richest class leap high.
Here are the top 10 richest people in Russia.
|1.||Vladimir Potanin||$33.5 billion|
|2.||Leonid Mikhelson||$28.0 billion|
|3.||Vladimir Lisin||$22.0 billion|
|4.||Alexey Mordashov||$21.3 billion|
|5.||Vagit Alekperov||$20.3 billion|
|6.||Alisher Usmanov||$18.9 billion|
|7.||Gennady Timchenko||$17.7 billion|
|8.||Andrey Melnichenko||$15.9 billion|
|9.||Viktor Vekselberg||$14.2 billion|
|10.||Mikhail Prokhorov||$13.3 billion|