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30 Richest People in Russia 2011
April 3, 2006 13:11

Place Name Birth Year Personal Record Fortune (bn roubles) Fortune (m dollars)
1 Roman Abramovich 1966 Governor, Chukot Automous Area, owner of FC Chelsea and three yachts, five children. Last year sold Sibneft, his biggest asset, for $13bn 538.2 18,700
2 Oleg Deripaska 1968 After last year’s rating was published, Oleg Deripaska asked for our way of calculating his capital. A year on, we’ve received no complaints 365.5 12,700
3 Mikhail Fridman 1964 In 2005 he admitted his control over a more than 40% stake in Alfa Group, although Alfa Bank’s memorandum says the head of the board cannot hold the controlling stake 328.1 11,400
4 Vladimir Lisin 1956 Vladimir Lisin complained for a long time that metallurgy is neglected by investors but in 2005 his Novolipetsk Steel Plant had a successful IPO, earning $609m for a 7% stake 269.1 9,350
5 Viktor Vekselberg 1957 Largest shareholder of the Renova Group. He shares his major assets (TNK-BP and Sual) with American businessman Leonid Blavatnik 233.1 8,100
6 Vagit Alekperov 1950 LUKOIL’s president once admitted he is constanly buying the company’s shares. He now controls shares worth $6.5bn 230.2 8,000
7 Vladimir Evtushenkov 1948 Biggest shareholder of the AFK Sistema owning assets in telecommunications, retail trade, mass media, finances, oil and gas, and hi-tech sectors 210.5 7,315
8 Mikhail Prokhorov 1965 CEO, Norilsk Nickel. Ownership of a 0.3% stake in the company puts him ahead of his partner Vladimir Potanin (No.9). 193.3 6,715
9 Vladimir Potanin 1961 It were speculations of his arrest a few years ago. Now it is rumoured he plans to sell NorNickel to the state. Potanin himself does not comment on such delicate issues 191.1 6,640
10 Alexey Mordashov 1965 He controls more than a 80% stake in Severstal and more than a 50% stake in Severstal-Avto. In 2005, he purchased a TV channel (REN-TV), a usual possession for a mogul 172.7 6,000
11 Iskander Makhmudov 1963 He keeps a low profile and as non-transparent as the coal mined by Kuzbassrazrezugol where he holds a major stake. Makhmudov’s main asset is the Urals Mining and Processing Works. 168.4 5,850
12 Suleiman Kerimov 1966 In 2005 he was a deputy of the State Duma. Kerimov owns Polimetall and Mosstroieconombank and made a good deal by re-selling Glavmosstroi. 158.3 5,500
13 Alexander Abramov 1959 After Evraz Group had its IPO early in June 2005 the largest shareholder decided to step down as the president and head of the company’s board 132.7 4,610
14 Andrey Melnichenko 1972 Co-owner of the various companies like MDM Bank, mining and steel plants and the Evrokhim fertilizer plant 127.5 4,430
15 Sergey Popov 1971 Popov was Andrey Melnichenko’s (No. 14) partner in MDM industrial group for several years. In 2003 he became co-owner in the financial business 127.5 4,430
16 Nikolay Tsvetkov 1960 In 1993 Tsvetkov set up Nikoil company, later transformed into the mighty Uralsib financial corporation 118.0 4,100
17 Alexey Kuzmichyov 1962 A sometime formidable Alfa Eko company had its name changed for respectable 1 Group. Kuzmichyov is still head of the director’s board 116.6 4,050
18 German Khan 1961 Khan is unofficially considered a second fiddle in Alfa Group. He controls oil department at TNK-BP, or 40% of group’s total assets 116.6 4,050
19 Mikhail Gutseriyev 1958 Gutseriyev admits he owns 70% of Russneft, the other 30% belongs to relatives. The family is involved in real estate and banking 115.1 4,000
20 Alisher Usmanov 1953 In 2005 the owner of Metalloinvest and Gazmetall voiced a concept of a world-scale mining and steel concern, but did not win support of his competitors 109.9 3,820
21 Boris Ivanishvili 1956 In early 2005 Ivanishvili sold Mikhailovsky Mining Works for $1.65bn to Alisher Usmanov (No.20) and Vasily Anisimov (No.36), and in early 2006 Impexbank to Raiffeisen Group for $550m 106.5 3,700
22 Leonid Fedun 1956 LUKOIL’s vice-president in strategy controls the biggest stake in the oil company and its also a co-owner of the Capital and Fc Spartak 84.0 2,920
23 Andrey Bokarev   Iskander Makhmudov’s (No.11) partner heading the board of the biggest coal company Kuzbassrazrezugol, which mined some 40 million tons in 2005 83.5 2,900
24 Viktor Rashnikov 1948 After purchasing Mechel and a stake from the state in late 2004 Rashnikov stepped down as Magnitka CEO to chair the board of directors 76.6 2,660
25 Ural Rakhimov 1961 The son of Bashkortostan’s president managed to do what Moscow investors failed at – Rakhimov privatized the local petrochemical complex in a customized way 72.0 2,500
26 Dmitry Rybolovlev 1966 Rybolovlev crept into the top group almost inconspicuously. His formula is the doubling of Uralkaly’s shares in 2005 67.6 2,350
27 Leonid Mikhelson 1955 Mikhelson started as a foreman at a gas pipeline construction and in thirty years’ time turned into the major shareholder of Novatek, the biggest independent gas company 64.3 2,235
28 Alexander Frolov 1964 On May 1, 2006 a graduate of the Moscow Physical and Technical Institute and a co-owner of Evraz Group (28.2%) is due to replace Alexander Abramov (No. 13) as the head of the holding’s board 63.3 2,200
29 Yelena Baturina 1963 In spring 2005 Baturina sold off her cement assets for a record $800m. That summer she earned another $300m. PIK Group bought Housing Construction Works No. 3 from Inteco 54.7 1,900
30 Filaret Galchev 1963 Galchev is the major shareholder of the Evrotsement Group. The group controls 60% of the Moscow Region market after the purchase of Inteco 53,2 1 850


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