Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you.


Usmanov ranked Russia’s richest man for a third time

Published time: April 17, 2014 15:46
Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov (AFP Photo)

Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov (AFP Photo)

Alisher Usmanov, the CEO of Gazprominvestholding and the largest shareholder of USM Holdings, has topped Forbes ranking of Russia’s wealthiest for a third year in a row, with his fortune rising $1 billion to $18.6 billion in 2014.

His income primarily comes from his main assets: Metalloinvest holding, Russian mobile network MegaFon, the Group and shares of Facebook.

The Forbes list estimates the assets of Russia’s richest people as of February 12, 2014, prior to the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

The second place went to the co-owner of Alfa Group Mikhail Fridman who has increased his fortune by $1.1 billion to $17.6 billion.

The $2.1 billion boost in the wealth of Victor Vekselberg the chairman of the Renova group pushed him onto third place with $17.2 billion, and decreased the gap behind Fridman to just $400 million.

Vladimir Lisin the owner of NLMK significantly improved his position with an extra $2.5 billion in the bank allowing him to jump 4 places into fourth spot. Forbes estimates Lisin’s fortune at $16.6 billion. In 2011 Lisin was considered the richest person in Russia, with a personal wealth of $24 billion.

Having fallen from third place in 2013 the co-owner of the second-largest Russian gas vendor – Novatek, Leonid Mikhelson closed the top five of the richest Russian businessmen with $15.6 billion, a $200 million gain over last year.

The remainder of the top 10 are Gennady Timchenko with $15.3 billion, a $1.2 billion increase, Vagit Alekperov with $13.6 billion. Vladimir Potanin with $12.6 billion, having lost $1.7 billion. Andrey Melnichenko demonstrated the biggest decline losing $3 billion to just $11.4 billion, and German Han closed the top 10 with $11.3 billion, an $800 million increase.

Despite the wealth boost for the leaders, the entrance barrier in the Top 200 richest Russians lowered to $450 million, from $500 million a year ago. The accumulative fortune of all 200 members decreased to $481.4 billion; in 2013 it was $488.3 billion, and in 2012 $446.3 billion.

Comments (10)


Somkid Mexgike 02.08.2014 07:44

Get rich let people enthusiasm to work and think.Look at China 30 years ago they don't had much power like today.Or small country like Singapore had power more a lot nation in world.
After rich you can build strong army go to exploring universe.


Somkid Mexgike 02.08.2014 07:19

My view get rich it righteousness for whom willingness to be rich.And not righteousness for whom like the king get rich because them power.
Nation rich come first that the reason Fake the moon destroyed many nation in the world to help them people rich.
Like Mongol empire get rich from war.


DoAskDoTell 18.04.2014 17:05

Debt = Wealth Dollar Regime is unsustainable!

oil is gone, Fed cartel only prints dollars for their Old Boy Club members, US Treasury ordered by mabsters o.t.univ. to limit cash while mabsters hoard cash

=>Q E $1000+ Trillion toilet paper exponentially growing with usury => need trillion debtors and a few more planets for functioning society

=&g t; Mabsters is having fun with BAITS & Switches (jew/nazi/soviet/neo -alphabet-ism...)
=>24/7 Big 6 Media whipping Lies/fear/hate/ blood gossip
=> people and nations to hate & fight each other while they rob our assets (hearts, spirits, brains, enlightenment, peace & prosperity)

View all comments (10)
Add comment

Authorization required for adding comments

Register or



Show password


or Register

Request a new password


or Register

To complete a registration check
your Email:


or Register

A password has been sent to your email address

Edit profile



New password

Retype new password

Current password



Follow us

Follow us