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Top 20 Richest People in Russia 2011
May 13, 2011 15:28

Top 20 richest people in Russia, according to the Forbes.

1. Vladimir Lisin (1956)
Net Worth: $24 billion
Source: Steel industry
Education: Siberian Metallurgic Institute, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Occupation: Chairman of Novolipetsk Steel.

Vladimir Lisin is a Russian steel tycoon. Lisin has been a member of the Board Directors of NLMK since 1996 and its chairman since 1998. Lisin is married, with three children.

2. Alexei Mordashov (1965)
Net Worth: $18,5 billion
Source: steel and mining company Severstal
Education: Leningrad Engineering-Economical Institute
Occupation: Chairman

Alexei Mordashov is a Russian business oligarch and self-made billionaire. Alexei is a main shareholder of Russia's second largest steel company Severstal. He began his career as the finance director of a steel mill, then he bought most of the company's shares and became a general director. Remarried, has four children.

3. Mikhail Prokhorov (1965)
Net Worth: $18 billion
Source: ONEXIM Group, investments
Education: Moscow State Institute of, Bachelor of Arts/Science
Occupation: Businessman

Mikhail Prokhorov is a chairman of Polyus Gold, Russia's largest gold producer, and President of ONEXIM Group. Prokhorov owns the American basketball team, the New Jersey Nets.




4. Vladimir Potanin (1961)
Net Worth: $17,8 billion
Source: Interros
Education: Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
Occupation: Chairman of Interros

Vladimir Potanin is a Russian oligarch. He is a President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Interros Company. Interros is a Russian conglomerate with large stakes in mining, metals, energy, finance, retail etc. Potanin is married and has three children.

5. Alisher Usmanov (1953)
Net Worth: $17,7 billion
Source: Metalloinvest, Group, investments
Education: Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Occupation: Businessman

Alisher Usmanov is a Russian based businessman of Uzbek origin. He is the majority shareholder of Metalloinvestis and a co-owner of Russia's second-largest mobile telephone operator MegaFon and Russian investment fund Digital Sky Technologies. Usmanov is a major shareholder in London's Arsenal Football Club.

6. Oleg Deripaska (1968)
Net Worth: $16,8 billion
Source: Basic Element Company
Education: Moscow State University, Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics
Occupation: CEO of Basic Element Company

Oleg Deripaska is the Russian Chief executive officer of Basic Element company and a member of the Board of Directors and CEO of United Company RUSAL, a Russian aluminium industry company. Basic Element's main assets are concentrated in energy, manufacturing, financial services, construction and aviation. Deripaska is married and has two children.

7. Mikhail Fridman (1964)
Net Worth: $15,1 billion
Source: Alfa Group, oil, banking, telecom
Occupation: Businessman

Along with Peter Aven, Fridman founded the Alfa Group Consortium, a holding company which today controls Alfa Bank. He has been an active supporter of Jewish initiatives in Russia and Europe. Mikhail is divorced and has two children.

8. Vagit Alekperov (1950)
Net Worth: $13, 9 billion
Source: LUKOIL
Education: Azerbaijan State Oil Academy
Occupation: Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Basic Element Company

Vagit Alekperov is an Azerbaijani businessman. Alekperov is a former Caspian Sea oil rig worker later he became a deputy minister in the Soviet oil industry. He is currently a President of the leading Russian oil company LUKOIL. Alekperov is married and has a son.

9. Roman Abramovich (1966)
Net Worth: $13,4 billion
Source: Investments
Education: Moscow State Law Academy (there are rumours that he dropped out)
Occupation: Businessman (Oil industry and Owner of Chelsea Football Club), Politician

Roman Abramovich is a Russian businessman and the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC. In 2003, he became the owner of the companies that control Chelsea Football Club in the United Kingdom. Abramovich has been married twice, he has five children.

10. Viktor Vekselberg (1957)
Net Worth: $13 billion
Source: Renova
Education: Moscow Transportation Engineering Institute
Occupation: Businessman

Viktor Vekselberg is the owner and president of Renova Group, a large Russian conglomerate. In 1997 Vekselberg became a member of the board of directors of the Tyumen Oil Company (TNK) and was named chairman of the board in 1998. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors and CEO of TNK-BP. Vekselberg is a member of the boards of Trustees of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, the State University Higher School of Economics, and the New Economic School. Vekselberg is married and has two children.

11. Viktor Rashnikov (1948)
Net Worth: $11,2 billion
Source: Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Enterprise
Education: Industrial College
Occupation: Businessman, politician

Viktor Rashnikov is a Russian businessman and politician. He was awarded "For outstanding contribution to the economy of Russia". Rashnikov is married and has two children, two granddaughters, a grandson.

12. Iskander Makhmudov (1963)
Net Worth: $9,9 billion
Source: Mining, Lumber
Education: Faculty of Oriental Studies, Tashkent University
Occupation: Businessman

Iskander Makhmudov was in Bukhara and lived in Tashkent. He worked in Libya and Iraq, then moved to Moscow. He is the main owner of UGMK-Holding.

13. German Khan (1962)
Net Worth: $9,6 billion
Source: Alpha group
Education: Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (MISIS)
Occupation: Businessman

German Khan is a Russian businessman with interests in the oil and gas industries. He is executive director TNK-BP. He is a leading member of the Russian Jewish Congress.

14. Dmitry Rybolovlev (1966)
Net Worth: $9,5 billion
Source: Investments
Education: Perm Medical Institute
Occupation: Businessman

Dmitry Rybolovlev was director of the medical enterprise "Magnetic". He was named chairman of the board of Uralkali, Russia's largest producer of potassium fertilizers. In 2007 he listed the company in London, raising $1 billion.

15. Leonid Mikhelson (1955)
Net Worth: $9,1 billion
Source: Oil, Gas
Education: Samara Institute of Civil Engineering
Occupation: Chairman of Management Board of NOVATEK

Mikhelson is a Russian billionaire, he managed to build Novatek gas company, which has large deposits in Yamal-Nenets region (northwestern Siberia). Currently he is Chairman of the Executive Board and General Director of NOVATEK, he is the recipient of the Russian Federation’s Order of Honor.

16. Igor Zyuzin (1960)
Net Worth: $8,9 billion
Source: Mechel
Education: Tula Polytechnic Institute
Occupation: The general director of Mechel

Igor Zyuzin is a Russian businessman, Managing Director and a major shareholder of mining and metallurgical holding company "Mechel", the company has more than 20 plants and coals mines around the world. Igor Zyuzin is married and has two children.

17. Andrey Melnichenko (1972)
Net Worth: $8,6
Source: EuroChem, SUEK
Occupation: Businessman

Andrey Melnichenko is a Russian billionaire. He was one of the co-founders of MDM Bank. He is a is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EuroChem, one of Russia’s largest fertilizer companies. Together with Sergei Popov he steered the build-up of EuroChem, the Siberian Coal & Energy Company (SUEK) and TMK. Melnichenko is a Member of the Management Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and a trustee of the Advanced School of Public Administration of Moscow State University.

18. Sergey Popov (1971)
Net Worth: $7,9 billion
Source: MDM Bank, SUEK
Education: Ural Polytechnic Institute
Occupation: Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, MDM Bank Board Member, SUEK

Sergey Popov is a businessman and banker, shareholder, board member and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of MDM Bank.

19. Suleyman Kerimov (1966)
Net Worth: $7,8
Source: Nafta-Moskva
Education: Dagestan State University
Occupation: Businessman, Investor

Suleyman Kerimov is a businessman, a member of the Federation Council of Russia, an investor and an active philanthropist. Kerimov controls Nafta-Moskva. Kerimov is married and has three children.

20. Vladimir Yevtushenkov (1948)
Net Worth: $7,7 billion
Source: Sistema
Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science Doctorate
Occupation: Businessman

Vladimir Yevtushenkov is a former plastics engineer, now he is the major shareholder and President of the large Russian holding company AFK Sistema and the owner of Sitronics. Yevtushenkov is married, has two children.

According to the Forbes annual list of word's richest people, Russia accounts for a third of Europe's 300 billionaires. The total number of billionaires in Russia grew to 101 from 62 last year mainly due to a recent boom in prices for commodities.
The Forbes says, that this year the list of the richest people in the world broke records in its size (1,210 billionaires) and total net worth ($4.5 trillion).
Moscow has regained its title as the billionaire capital of the world with 79 Russian oligarchs officially living in the city, says Antaranews.


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