The first place in the list of the richest citizens of Russia occupies the main owner of the Novolipetsk Iron and Steel Corporation (NLMK) Vladimir Lisin, according to the Forbes official information. The businessman’s fortune is estimated at $22.6 billion.
It is noted that the market situation contributes to the increase in the value of Lisin’s assets. It is specified that a year ago one share cost 143.58 rubles, and then, on September 28, 2020, the closing price was 171.6 rubles.
The head of Norilsk Nickel, Vladimir Potanin, who previously ranked first on the list, is currently in second place with a fortune of $22.3 billion. His company’s shares were negatively affected by the impending increase in the mineral tax.
The third place took the family of the senator from Dagestan Suleiman Kerimov. His fortune is estimated at $21 billion. Kerimov managed to get rich during the coronavirus pandemic, when there was an increase in quotations of shares of the Polyus gold mining company, in the capital of which his family owns 78.6 per cent.