Richest Man In Russia

10 Richest Man In Russia

The largest country on earth boasts of some of the richest people by net worth too. Mostly business magnates, these men have combined their business acumen with a keen sense of Russia's resources to rise to the top of the rich list. Here is A list of the top ten richest people in Russia

Alisher Usmanov Net Worth $17.6 Billion

A keen fan of Arsenal, Usmanov's wealth comes primarily from Mettaloinvest, which is engaged in mining and production of metals. Apart from these, he holds lucrative stakes in a number of technology startups and financial companies, which along with his profits from Mettaloinvest, make him the richest Russian alive. 

alisher usmanov

Mikhail Fridman Net Worth $16.5 Billion

The richest Jew in Russia, Fridman's wealth comes from the investment company called Alfa Group, which he co-founded with his friends. These, along with his salary as a Director of Alfa Bank, make him the second richest person in Russia. 

mikhail fridman

Leonid Mikhelson Net Worth $15.4 Billion

Founder of OAO Novatek, one of the largest gas production companies in the world, Mikhelson also holds stakes in SIBUR and First United Bank. Recently he sold his share in Novatek to Gazprom for $1 billion. This largesse, along with his earnings from holdings in these gas companies, make him the third richest person in Russia. 

leonid mikhelson

Viktor Vekselberg Net Worth $15.1 Billion

The second richest Jew in Russia, Vekselberg is the private owner of the Renova Group, which holds stakes in several important companies like Sulzer, UC Rusal (which is the world's largest producer of aluminium), Oerlikon  and IES. Together, earnings from these holdings make him the fourth richest Russian on our list.

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Vagit Alekperov Net Worth $14.8 Billion

One time Vice Minister of Energy under Mikhail Gorbachev, Alekperov is currently the President of Lukoil, the second largest producer of oil in Russia. His 21%  stake in the company alone raises his net worth to billions of dollars, and therefore places him fifth on our list. 

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Andrey Melnichenko Net Worth $14.4 Billion

Melnichenko is the youngest on our list, and his net worth comes solely from his significant stakes in companies like Eurochem ( a mineral fertilizer company), TMK (the largest producer of steel pipes in Russia), MDM Bank and SUEK. Though the volatile market occasionally wipes off as much as $1 billion off his net worth, he is currently ranked sixth on our list. 

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Vladimir Potanin Net Worth $14.3 Billion

Born in 1961, Potanin owns a powerful stake in Norilsk Nickel, as well as 100% stake in Profmedia, which owns Rambler Media and MTV Russia. Managing his diverse investments through his private company Interros, Potanin earns enough to get seventh spot on our list. 

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Vladimir Lisin Net Worth $14.1 Billion

The richest engineer in Russia, Lisin owns a significant stake in Novolipetsk Steel. He has also built one of the biggest complexes for shooting. Once considered the richest man in Russia, his wealth has fallen since, but he still finds 8th place on our list. 

vladimir lisin

Gennady Timchenko Net Worth $14.1 Billion

Co-owner of Gunvor Group Limited which is engaged in trade of commodities, Timchenko also holds primary stake in Volga Group, which is a private investment company. Timchenko's earnings from these companies places him ninth on our list.

gennady timchenko

Mikhail Prokhorov Net Worth $13 Billion

Another rich Jew, Prokhorov has holdings in several companies. He recently sold his stake in Polyus Gold, which brought him $3.6 billion.  This, along with his earnings from investments, places him tenth on the list. 

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