For the first time in six years, the Gutseriev family lost leadership in the ranking of the richest clans in Russia, and the first line was taken by the Rotenberg family, according to the Forbes calculations released on August 25, 2020.
According to the information provided by the magazine, the fortune of the Rotenberg family for the year increased by $270 million and amounted to $5.45 billion. It is specified that the growth was mainly provided by the sale of Stroygazmontazh to Gazprom for 75 billion rubles.
The Gutseriev family, which had been in the lead in the ranking for 5 years in a row, was in third place with a fortune of $3.2 billion. This figure is $2.45 billion less than in 2019. The family’s fortune has diminished due to the crisis, and Rusneft’s quotes fell. The second line of the rating was taken by the Guriev family, which owns the fertilizer producer Phosagro. The clan’s fortune is estimated at $5.1 billion.
The top 10 richest families in Russia also included the Shaimievs ($2.85 billion), the Yevtushenkovs ($2.3 billion), the Bazhaevs ($1.9 billion), the Rakhimkulovs ($1.8 billion), the Sarkisovs ($1.7 billion), the Linniks ($1.35 billion), and the Mikhailovs ($1.1 billion).