Vagit Alekperov Tops Forbes Rating of Richest Russians

Vagit Alekperov, the visionary founding father of Lukoil, has claimed the highest spot on Forbes’ annual rating of the richest Russians, marking a historic milestone in his profession.

Alekperov’s exceptional ascent sees him soar 5 locations to safe the 59th place on the worldwide stage, showcasing his distinctive prowess and unwavering willpower. His fortune has surged from $20.5 billion to $28.6 billion inside a 12 months, highlighting his unparalleled success within the power sector.

Following intently behind is Leonid Mikhelson, the esteemed Chairman of the Board at Novatek PJSC, boasting a wealth of $27.4 billion, a major improve of $5.8 billion from the earlier 12 months. Vladimir Lisin, co-owner of NLMK, completes the highest three with an imposing fortune of $26.6 billion, cementing his stature as an business titan.

Leonid Mikhelson Russian-Israeli businessman [PHOTO: Alexey Druzhinin/Presidential press service/TASS]

Nevertheless, not all have fared as properly amidst the fluctuations of fortune. Andrey Melnichenko, final 12 months’s champion and the driving pressure behind Eurochem and SUEK, has plummeted to seventh place after experiencing a considerable decline in wealth. His fortune has dwindled by $4.1 billion, now standing at $21.1 billion, serving as a stark reminder of the unstable nature of the worldwide economic system.

Russian-Emirati entrepreneur Andrey Melnichenko-forbes-richest-russians-2024
Russian-Emirati entrepreneur Andrey Melnichenko [PHOTO: Baron]

Regardless of these challenges, the ranks of Russian billionaires proceed to swell, with 125 people from the nation making their mark on the Forbes record this 12 months, in comparison with 110 within the earlier 12 months. Among the many newcomers are Yuri Maksimov and Denis Frolov, two sensible programmers whose fast ascent to billionaire standing has captured the world’s consideration.

Because the 12 months progresses, the relentless pursuit of wealth among the many richest Russians reveals no indicators of slowing down, reaffirming their dominance on the worldwide monetary stage.

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