Russian Owners, Part XIII

Forbes Department

Only two businessmen from Russia here. Go to the source.

The richest people of Russia in the world rating Forbes — 2016
From:, 01-Mar-2016, 20:02

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American Forbes on Tuesday, 1 March, published its annual, 30-th — anniversary — rating the world’s billionaires.

The list included 77 representatives of Russia, 11 less than the year before: big business continues to incur losses due to the crisis in the economy, the collapse of oil prices and a sanctions war with the West. He headed the Russian part of the rating is for the first time in history, a co — owner of “NOVATEK” and “SIBUR” Leonid Michelson. Read more about the ten richest Russians and four newcomers from Russia in the list is in our gallery.

1. Leonid Mikhelson

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State: $14.4 billion
The change over the year: + $2.7 billion
The place in the world ranking: 60

Leonid Mikhelson, the main shareholder of the largest independent gas producer in Russia NOVATEK and petrochemical holding “SIBUR“. He also owns minority stakes in PSB. Partner Mikhelson, NOVATEK and SIBUR — Gennady Timchenko. Another co-owner of petrochemical holding is Kirill Shamalov, whom the media as the alleged husband of Katerina Tikhonova, supposed daughter of Vladimir Putin. Shamalov acquired a stake in SIBUR from Timchenko — against longtime friend of the President of Russia were introduced American sanctions.At the end of 2015, China’s Sinopec bought a 10% of SIBUR for $1.3 billion Michelson enthusiastically collects art and sponsors exhibitions in Russia and USA. His father was the Director of the Kuybyshevtruboprovodstroy trust building is the largest in the system of the Ministry of construction of oil and gas industry of the USSR.

2. Mikhail Fridman

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State: $13.3 billion
The change over the year: — $1.3 billion
The place in the world ranking: 63

Together with its long — since College days — business partners German Khan and Alexei Kuzmichev, he controls the “Alfa-group“, Russia’s largest financial and industrial investment group. In 2013, state-owned Rosneft for $28 billion bought from Mikhail Fridman, Viktor Vekselberg and Leonard Blavatnik 50% oil TNK-BP, which was owned by billionaires on a parity basis with BP. Friedman from the transaction generated $5.1 billion In 2013 money partially went to the launch of the new structure of “alpha” — holding company LetterOne Holdings S. A.(L1), the balance of which were foreign assets of investment and to which was entrusted the control of M&A transactions abroad. In particular, L1 in 2015, has acquired the German oil and gas company RWE Dea for $5.7 billion, Among the largest projects of “alpha” — the second largest Russian retailer X5, shares in the telecommunications holding VimpelCom and Turkcell. A native of Ukraine, Fridman in his youth he moved to Moscow to enter the University. In 1989, together with Khan and Kuzmichev, he founded the company “Alfa-Eco“, which initiated the construction of one of the major business empires of Russia.Two years later the partners established Alfa-Bank, now the largest private Bank in the country. (…)

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