Thursday, April 20 2017 12:33
Marianna Mkrtchyan

In rating of 200 richest Russians in 2017, according to Forbes, 6 are Armenians

ArmInfo. In the rating of 200 richest Russians in 2017, according to Forbes, 6 Armenians were included.

According to Forbes, a Russian businessman of Armenian origin, founder and co-owner of the largest retail chain "Magnit", president and owner of FC Krasnodar, a member of the supervisory board of VTB Bank, Sergei Galitsky, 49 years old, is the leader among them. He is on the 18th line. His fortune, according to Forbes, was $ 6.8 billion, which, according to an increase from 2016, grew by $ 1.1 billion.

Behind Galitsky is the Russian businessman of Armenian origin, the head of the group of companies "Tashir" Samvel Karapetyan. It is located on the 32nd line of the rating. It is noteworthy that he dropped to 4 positions in comparison with 2016, where he occupied 28 lines. According to the source, the state of 51- year-old Karapetyan in 2017 was $ 3.4 billion. According to Forbes, Karapetyan's fortune in 2017 increased by $ 400 million.

The list also included the president of the group of companies Rosgosstrakh Daniil Khachaturov - 48 line, the state of $ 2 billion (increased by $ 600 million compared to 2016); Russian businessman, manager and philanthropist, former head and controlling shareholder of the investment company Troika Dialog, one of the founders of the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo and its first president Ruben Vardanyan - 99 line with a fortune of $ 950 million; The Russian businessman working in the field of telecommunications, the founder and owner of the company "SCARTEL", engaged in Mobile WiMAX technology, as well as the holder of the shares of "Yota" Albert Avdolyan on line 123 with $ 800 million (the fortune increased by $ 50 million); Businessman, one of the main owners and a member of the Board of Directors of RESO- Garantia Nikolai Sarkisov is on line 146 with a fortune of $ 600 million.

The price of the "entrance ticket" to the list of 200 richest Russians in 2017 was a record $ 500 million. The second year in a row, the rating is headed by Leonid Mikhelson, co-owner of Russia's largest private gas producer Novatek. His fortune Forbes estimated at $ 18.4 billion.

The owner of Severstal Alexei Mordashov took the second place, his fortune is estimated at $ 17.5 billion.  The third is the owner of Novolipetsk Steel (Vladimir) Lisin with an estimate of $ 16.1 billion.

The total fortune of the 200 richest businessmen has grown over the year by $ 100 billion, to $ 460 billion.  The number of dollar billionaires has increased from 77 to 96. The cut-off threshold has risen to $ 500 million from $ 350 million last year. Never before was the entrance ticket to the Forbes list so expensive.  To get into the top ten ranking businessman should have a fortune of $ 12.4 billion (a year ago - $ 8.7 billion).

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