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Russia's richest get richer in 2017, ranking shows

AFP  |  Moscow 

Russia's 200 richest people became some $100 billion richer in 2017 than last year, said the Russian Forbes which makes the annual ranking, attributing the growing wealth to rising commodities prices.

The total worth of Russia's two hundred richest was evaluated at $460 billion, up by $100 billion since 2016, while the number of Russian billionaires grew from 77 to 96 people after falling last year.



Russia's richest man is Leonid Mikhelson, who owns stakes in Novatek and Sibur energy companies and is worth $18.4 billion. He is followed by Alexei Mordashov, the owner of Severstal, and Vladimir Lisin who owns the NMLK steel manufacturer.

Forbes said the cutoff for making the 200-richest ranking is the highest in 14 years of the ranking's history at $500 million, going up from $350 million last year.

Russian markets have rebounded in recent months after a slump of previous years. The ruble's strengthening and recovering prices have also contributed to the riches of Russia's richest.

The ranking is mostly men with just three women.

Most Russians have not benefited from the markets' recovery however, with state statistics released this week indicating that real earnings of households fell by 2.5 percent year on year.

Purchasing power of ordinary Russians has also fallen in 2015 and 2016.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Russia's richest get richer in 2017, ranking shows

Russia's 200 richest people became some $100 billion richer in 2017 than last year, said the Russian Forbes which makes the annual ranking, attributing the growing wealth to rising commodities prices. The total worth of Russia's two hundred richest was evaluated at $460 billion, up by $100 billion since 2016, while the number of Russian billionaires grew from 77 to 96 people after falling last year. Russia's richest man is Leonid Mikhelson, who owns stakes in Novatek and Sibur energy companies and is worth $18.4 billion. He is followed by Alexei Mordashov, the owner of Severstal, and Vladimir Lisin who owns the NMLK steel manufacturer. Forbes said the cutoff for making the 200-richest ranking is the highest in 14 years of the ranking's history at $500 million, going up from $350 million last year. Russian markets have rebounded in recent months after a slump of previous years. The ruble's strengthening and recovering oil prices have also contributed to the riches of Russia's ... Russia's 200 richest people became some $100 billion richer in 2017 than last year, said the Russian Forbes which makes the annual ranking, attributing the growing wealth to rising commodities prices.

The total worth of Russia's two hundred richest was evaluated at $460 billion, up by $100 billion since 2016, while the number of Russian billionaires grew from 77 to 96 people after falling last year.

Russia's richest man is Leonid Mikhelson, who owns stakes in Novatek and Sibur energy companies and is worth $18.4 billion. He is followed by Alexei Mordashov, the owner of Severstal, and Vladimir Lisin who owns the NMLK steel manufacturer.

Forbes said the cutoff for making the 200-richest ranking is the highest in 14 years of the ranking's history at $500 million, going up from $350 million last year.

Russian markets have rebounded in recent months after a slump of previous years. The ruble's strengthening and recovering prices have also contributed to the riches of Russia's richest.

The ranking is mostly men with just three women.

Most Russians have not benefited from the markets' recovery however, with state statistics released this week indicating that real earnings of households fell by 2.5 percent year on year.

Purchasing power of ordinary Russians has also fallen in 2015 and 2016.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Russia's richest get richer in 2017, ranking shows

Russia's 200 richest people became some $100 billion richer in 2017 than last year, said the Russian Forbes which makes the annual ranking, attributing the growing wealth to rising commodities prices.

The total worth of Russia's two hundred richest was evaluated at $460 billion, up by $100 billion since 2016, while the number of Russian billionaires grew from 77 to 96 people after falling last year.

Russia's richest man is Leonid Mikhelson, who owns stakes in Novatek and Sibur energy companies and is worth $18.4 billion. He is followed by Alexei Mordashov, the owner of Severstal, and Vladimir Lisin who owns the NMLK steel manufacturer.

Forbes said the cutoff for making the 200-richest ranking is the highest in 14 years of the ranking's history at $500 million, going up from $350 million last year.

Russian markets have rebounded in recent months after a slump of previous years. The ruble's strengthening and recovering prices have also contributed to the riches of Russia's richest.

The ranking is mostly men with just three women.

Most Russians have not benefited from the markets' recovery however, with state statistics released this week indicating that real earnings of households fell by 2.5 percent year on year.

Purchasing power of ordinary Russians has also fallen in 2015 and 2016.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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