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Chef, everything is gone: since the beginning of this year, Russian billionaires have become poorer by $ 83.4 billion

Vladimir Potanin.  Photo: Dmitry Astakhov/POOL/TASS

Vladimir Potanin. Photo: Dmitry Astakhov/POOL/TASS

Money can not buy happiness! – Russian oligarchs console themselves now. And what else do they do when you lose a billion bucks a month. Since the beginning of the year, the richest Russian billionaires have lost an astronomical amount of $83.4 billion. This was found out by analysts who compiled the next rating of moneybags Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

The rating is calculated like this. Experts take the total value of shares owned by a particular billionaire and look at how it has changed since January 1st. And over the current year, because of the situation around Ukraine, the shares of a huge number of Russian companies have fallen in price. Most of all because of this “suffered” Viktor Vekselberg: since the beginning of the year, the owner of the Renova business group has become poorer by $ 11.2 billion. However, now his fortune is estimated at $ 7.2 billion, so Viktor Feliksovich still has enough for bread and butter.

Like the rest of the Russian oligarchs. Here’s how the top ten richest Russians lined up, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

1. Vladimir Potanin

Wealth: $29.8 billion

Year-to-date losses: $1.08 billion

Source of wealth: Potanin owns about 35% of Norilsk Nickel, one of the world’s largest producers of nickel and palladium.

2. Leonid Mikhelson

Wealth: $27.4 billion

Year-to-date losses: $8 billion

Source of wealth: about a quarter of the shares of the Novatek gas company, about 36% of the shares of the Sibur oil and gas corporation.

3. Alexey Mordashov

Wealth: $21.1 billion

Year-to-date losses: $7.78 billion

Source of wealth: large stakes in the metallurgical company Severstal, the Lenta supermarket, the Utkonos online store.

4. Vladimir Lisin

Wealth: $20.2 billion

Year-to-date losses: $7.8 billion

Source of wealth: 79% of the shares of the Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Works.

5. Vagit Alekperov

Wealth: $19.9 billion

Year-to-date losses: $1.86 billion

Source of wealth: about a third of the shares of the oil company Lukoil.

6. Alisher Usmanov

Wealth: $17.9 billion

Year-to-date losses: $3.38 billion

Source of wealth: co-owner of the investment company USM Holdings, which controls Metalloinvest, one of the largest mining and metallurgical holdings in Russia.

7. Gennady Timchenko

Wealth: $14.1 billion

Year-to-date losses: $8.35 billion

Source of wealth: co-owner of the oil and gas companies Sibur and Novatek.

8. Andrey Melnichenko

Wealth: $13.6 billion

Year-to-date losses: $3.88 billion

Source of wealth: He owned large stakes in Eurochem (fertilizer manufacturer) and SUEK (Siberian Coal Energy Company). In March, having fallen under the sanctions of the European Union, he left the number of co-owners.

9. Mikhail Prokhorov

Wealth: $13.2 billion

Year-to-date losses: $0.8 billion

Source of wealth: the owner of the Onexim investment group (finance, metallurgy, energy, etc.).

10. Mikhail Fridman

Wealth: $11.1 billion

Year-to-date losses: $2.81 billion

Source of wealth: financial group Alfa Group (banking, insurance, communications, etc.)

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