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The New Top 10 Richest People in Russia.

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The New Top 10 Richest People in Russia.

Russia is one of the most expensive countries, so it might come as no surprise that it’s home to some of the world’s mega-rich. Of the 2,755 wealthiest people on the Forbes 2021 list, 117 of them are from Russia. Many of these elite figures belong to famously wealthy Russian families who have run multinational companies for generations.

Russia has a mixed economy, with enormous natural resources, particularly oil and natural gas. It has the world’s eleventh-largest economy by nominal GDP and the sixth-largest by PPP. 

Since the beginning of time, this great nation has been able to catapult into being the greatest in the industries that make a country grow. Impeccable individuals from Russia have created corporations, industries, franchises, and have undertaken humanitarian purposes to capture the minds of the world.

In today’s article, we will take a look at the top 10 richest people in Russia that have created their wealth through creating employment and rising above the challenges to be who they are now according to Forbes

Without wasting much time let’s dive in.

Rank Name of PersonalityEstimated Net Worth
#1Alexey Mordashov & family$29.1 BILLION
#2Vladimir Potanin$27 BILLION
#3Vladimir Lisin$26.2 BILLION
#4Vagit Alekperov$24.9 BILLION
#5Leonid Mikhelson$24.9 BILLION
#6Gennady Timchenko $22 BILLION
#7Alisher Usmanov$18.4 BILLION
#8Andrey Melnichenko $17.9 BILLION
#9Pavel Durov$17.2 BILLION
#10Suleiman Kerimov & family$15.8 BILLION
The New Top 10 Richest People in Russia

Below is a short bio on the first two richest people in Russia.

Alexey Mordashov & family

The son of two Soviet steel mill workers, Mordashov is the majority shareholder of steel company Severstal, where he was CEO for 19 years until stepping down in 2015. The stock is up 72% since last year’s list, helping propel Mordashov from the fourth richest Russian to the country’s richest person.

Vladimir Potanin

Vladimir Potanin is the second richest man in Russia with an estimated net worth of $27 billion. He is credited with authoring controversial ‘loans for shares in the 1990s. Most of his wealth comes from his 35% stake in the company, Nornickel, palladium and nickel producer in Moscow.

You can also read more about the top richest people in Russia on Forbes. You can also check out our list for the top 10 richest people in Kenya also here: georgeweb.org

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