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2019 – A Very Good Year For Russian Billionaires

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Despite sanctions, the top 23 richest people in Russia on the rich list index added $52.9 billion to their fortunes in 2019. The mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin, led the Russia rich list with an $8.54 billion gain.

His fortune of $28.2 billion ranks him 35th in the top 500 billionaires in the world list, between Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka-Shing ($29.7 billion) and Tesla CEO Elon Musk ($28 billion).

CEO of Lukoil Vagit Alekperov added $6.2 billion since the start of the year. He has a $22.3 billion fortune. He’s followed by energy moguls Leonid Mikhelson and Gennady Timchenko.

Russian billionaires who showed the biggest wealth increase in 2019

  1. Vladimir Potanin
    Total wealth: $28.2 billion
    2019 gain: $8.54 billion
  2. Vagit Alekperov
    Total wealth: $22.3 billion
    2019 gain: $6.22 billion
  3. Leonid Mikhelson
    Total wealth: $24.6 billion
    2019 gain: $5.20 billion
  4. Gennady Timchenko
    Total wealth: $18.2 billion
    2019 gain: $4.35 billion
  5. Vladimir Lisin
    Total wealth: $21.3 billion
    2019 gain: $3.46 billion
  6. Andrey Melnichenko
    Total wealth: $15.3 billion
    2019 gain: $2.83 billion
  7. Leonid Fedun
    Total wealth: $9.10 billion
    2019 gain: $2.57 billion
  8. Alisher Usmanov
    Total wealth: $16.7 billion
    2019 gain: $2.51 billion
  9. Alexey Mordashov
    Total wealth: $20.0 billion
    2019 gain: $2.51 billion
  10. Roman Abramovich
    Total wealth: $16.2 billion
    2019 gain: $2.10 billion
  11. Iskander Makhmudov
    Total wealth: $6.14 billion
    2019 gain: $2.09 billion
  12. Viktor Vekselberg
    Total wealth: $14.8 billion
    2019 gain: $1.67 billion
  13. Suleiman Kerimov
    Total wealth: $5.08 billion
    2019 gain: $1.29 billion
  14. Mikhail Fridman
    Total wealth: $13.8 billion
    2019 gain: $1.29 billion
  15. Victor Rashnikov
    Total wealth: $9.65 billion
    2019 gain: $1.21 billion
  16. Alexander Abramov
    Total wealth: $7.21 billion
    2019 gain: $1.19 billion
  17. Mikhail Prokhorov
    Total wealth: $11.4 billion
    2019 gain: $936 million
  18. German Khan
    Total wealth: $9.33 billion
    2019 gain: $936 million
  19. Vyacheslav Moshe Kantor
    Total wealth: $4.56 billion
    2019 gain: $835 million
  20. Alexey Kuzmichev
    Total wealth: $7.08 billion
    2019 gain: $725 million
  21. Andrey Guryev
    Total wealth: $4.51 billion
    2019 gain: $494 million
  22. Petr Aven
    Total wealth: $5.79 billion
    2019 gain: $355 million
  23. Dmitry Rybolovlev
    Total wealth: $9.61 billion
    2019 gain: -$438 million (loss)

Vladimir Potanin, the president of Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of refined nickel, is worth an estimated $28.2 billion, making him the richest documented man in Russia. Vladimir Potanin graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1983 with a degree in International Economics.

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller

Global Assignment Editor
Ryan Miller is the Global Assignment Editor at CEOWORLD magazine. He covers anything and everything related to CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, senior management executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals worldwide, whether lists or lifestyle, business or rankings. During his five-year tenure at CEOWORLD magazine, he has employed his expertise in data science across several roles. Ryan was previously responsible for data modelling and analytics, as well as secondary research, on the CEOWORLD magazine Custom Research team. He can be reached on email ryan-miller@ceoworld.biz. You can follow him on Twitter at @ceoworld.