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
- Vladimir Potanin
Net worth: $30.9 billion
Vladimir Potanin is the president of Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of high-grade nickel.
- Leonid Mikhelson
Net worth: $25.4 billion
Leonid Mikhelson is the chief executive officer of Novatek.
- Vladimir Lisin
Net worth: $24.2 billion
Vladimir Lisin is the chairman of Novolipetsk Steel.
- Alexey Mordashov
Net worth: $23.2 billion
Alexey Mordashov is the largest shareholder of Severstal, Russia’s fourth-biggest steelmaker.
- Alisher Usmanov
Net worth: $22.0 billion
Alisher Usmanov owns 49% of USM Holding company, a Russia-based investment group.
- Andrey Melnichenko
Net worth: $19.1 billion
Andrey Melnichenko is the largest shareholder of EuroChem.
- Roman Abramovich
Net worth: $18.8 billion
Roman Abramovich is the largest shareholder of Evraz.
- Vagit Alekperov
Net worth: $18.5 billion
Vagit Alekperov is chairman of Lukoil.
- Gennady Timchenko
Net worth: $17.2 billion
Gennady Timchenko controls Volga Group.
- Viktor Vekselberg
Net worth: $16.3 billion
Viktor Vekselberg is chairman of Renova, the investment group.
- 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.
- Mikhail Prokhorov
Net worth: $12.9 billion
Mikhail Prokhorov founded Onexim Group, a Moscow-based company with interests in banking, insurance, energy and sports.
- Victor Rashnikov
Net worth: $11.3 billion
Victor Rashnikov is the chairman of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works.
- 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.
- 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.
- German Khan
Net worth: $10.0 billion
German Khan is a partner in Alfa Group.
- 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.
- Iskander Makhmudov
Net worth: $8.23 billion
Iskander Makhmudov is president and the biggest shareholder of Ural Mining & Metallurgical Company.
- 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.
- Leonid Fedun
Net worth: $7.18 billion
Leonid Fedun is a vice president and board member of Lukoil, a Russian oil producer.
- Petr Aven
Net worth: $6.23 billion
Petr Aven is the chairman of ABH Holdings.
- 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.
- Andrey Guryev
Net worth: $5.28 billion
Andrey Guryev the founder and largest shareholder of Phosagro.