Russian billionaires since the beginning of the year have become richer 18.4 billion dollars

© RIA Novosti / Michael Kutuzovaa photobacteria in the USA. Archival photoRussian billionaires since the beginning of the year have become richer 18.4 billion dollars© RIA Novosti / Michael Kutuzovaa the image Bank

The combined wealth of the richest Russians in January-September 2018 increased by 18,422 billion dollars, estimated by RIA Novosti on the basis of the rating Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI). Leadership in the list for the second month in a row holds the co-owner of «NOVATEK» Leonid Michelson.

The index is calculated on the basis of the value of stock and data reports of the companies in which billionaires have a stake. For some companies the calculation is based on the ratio of market capitalization to EBITDA or stock price to earnings per share. Only a rating of BBI includes 500 of the richest people in the world, Russia in it are 23 people.

According to BBI, the condition of the Michelson from the beginning of the year increased by 4.93 billion to $ 21.6 billion dollars at the end of September. In second place is the main beneficiary of NLMK Vladimir Lisin with 20.6 billion dollars (his fortune increased by 2.55 billion). The basic owner «Severstal» Alexey Mordashov has shifted from second to third place with a fortune of $ 20.2 billion, increased in the nine months to 491 million.

Fourth place is one of the main owners of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin, who lost 144 million dollars and whose fortune is now estimated at 18.8 billion. The top five leaders of the co-owner of «LUKOIL» Vagit Alekperov, increased capital at 4.28 billion to 16.9 billion dollars.

The largest beneficiary of EuroChem and SUEK Andrey Melnichenko has shifted to sixth place — its capital has grown by 2.55 billion to 16.4 billion. The state of Gennady Timchenko (owns stakes in NOVATEK and SIBUR) increased in the first nine months 4.7 billion to 15.8 billion dollars, the principal owner of «Renova» Viktor Vekselberg has decreased by 1.21 billion dollars (a fortune estimated at $ 15 billion). Roman Abramovich (Evraz) got rich by 2.15 billion to EUR 14.7 billion. On the tenth place in the list are Alisher Usmanov (metalloinvest, MegaFon, with a capital of $ 14.5 billion (an increase of $ 12.6 million).

Most of the current list of Russian billionaires since the beginning of the year lost Iskander Makhmudov, one of the assets consisting of shares in UMMC and «Transmashholding»: his condition has decreased by 1.98 billion to $ 4.5 billion at the end of September.