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Russian Billionaires: These are the richest people in Russia, 2021

With a net worth of roughly $30.9 billion, Vladimir Potanin remains the richest person in Russia. Potanin’s fortune recorded a whopping gain of $870 million in 2020. Leonid Mikhelson is the 2nd-richest person in Russia, with $25.4 billion, followed by Vladimir Lisin ($24.2 billion), Alexey Mordashov ($23.2 billion); and Alisher Usmanov ($22 billion).

Andrey Melnichenko ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $19.1 billion, followed by Roman Abramovich with $18.8 billion.

Richest people in Russia, 2021

  1. Vladimir Potanin
    Net worth: $30.9 billion
    Vladimir Potanin is the president of Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of high-grade nickel.
  2. Leonid Mikhelson
    Net worth: $25.4 billion
    Leonid Mikhelson is the chief executive officer of Novatek.
  3. Vladimir Lisin
    Net worth: $24.2 billion
    Vladimir Lisin is the chairman of Novolipetsk Steel.
  4. Alexey Mordashov
    Net worth: $23.2 billion
    Alexey Mordashov is the largest shareholder of Severstal, Russia’s fourth-biggest steelmaker.
  5. Alisher Usmanov
    Net worth: $22.0 billion
    Alisher Usmanov owns 49% of USM Holding company, a Russia-based investment group.
  6. Andrey Melnichenko
    Net worth: $19.1 billion
    Andrey Melnichenko is the largest shareholder of EuroChem.
  7. Roman Abramovich
    Net worth: $18.8 billion
    Roman Abramovich is the largest shareholder of Evraz.
  8. Vagit Alekperov
    Net worth: $18.5 billion
    Vagit Alekperov is chairman of Lukoil.
  9. Gennady Timchenko
    Net worth: $17.2 billion
    Gennady Timchenko controls Volga Group.
  10. Viktor Vekselberg
    Net worth: $16.3 billion
    Viktor Vekselberg is chairman of Renova, the investment group.
  11. Mikhail Fridman
    Net worth: $14.8 billion
    Mikhail Fridman is the largest shareholder of Alfa Group, an investment company that owns stakes in Alfa Bank.
  12. Mikhail Prokhorov
    Net worth: $12.9 billion
    Mikhail Prokhorov founded Onexim Group, a Moscow-based company with interests in banking, insurance, energy and sports.
  13. Victor Rashnikov
    Net worth: $11.3 billion
    Victor Rashnikov is the chairman of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works.
  14. Dmitry Yevgenyevich Rybolovlev
    Net worth: $10.4 billion
    Dmitry Yevgenyevich Rybolovlev is a businessman and investor. His fortune comes from Uralkali. He sold his stake for $6.5 billion in 2010.
  15. Suleiman Kerimov
    Net worth: $10.1 billion
    Suleiman Kerimov’s family controls most of Polyus, the biggest gold producer in Russia. Suleiman Kerimov also has a minority stake in Snap, owner of the Snapchat photo-sharing app.
  16. German Khan
    Net worth: $10.0 billion
    German Khan is a partner in Alfa Group.
  17. Alexander Abramov
    Net worth: $8.64 billion
    Alexander Abramov is a co-founder of Evraz. He owns 19.4% of Evraz as well as 2.3% of Norilsk Nickel.
  18. Iskander Makhmudov
    Net worth: $8.23 billion
    Iskander Makhmudov is president and the biggest shareholder of Ural Mining & Metallurgical Company.
  19. Alexey Kuzmichev
    Net worth: $7.60 billion
    Alexey Kuzmichev is a partner in Alfa Group, an investment company he controls with the 1th richest Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.
  20. Leonid Fedun
    Net worth: $7.18 billion
    Leonid Fedun is a vice president and board member of Lukoil, a Russian oil producer.
  21. Petr Aven
    Net worth: $6.23 billion
    Petr Aven is the chairman of ABH Holdings.
  22. Andrey Skoch
    Net worth: $6.21 billion
    Andrey Skoch is a partner in USM Holding, an investment company controlled by the 5th richest Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
  23. Andrey Guryev
    Net worth: $5.28 billion
    Andrey Guryev the founder and largest shareholder of Phosagro.

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