OREANDA-NEWS The fortune of Russian billionaires included in the ranking of the 500 richest people on the planet by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI) increased by $ 28.749 billion in six months, to $354.99 billion. RIA Novosti writes about this with reference to its own calculations.

Thus, during the specified period, the growth in the value of assets of the richest citizens of Russia amounted to 8.8 percent. The capitalization of assets of the former beneficiary of Eurochem and SUEK companies (who ceased to be a co—owner of the companies after falling under EU sanctions), Andrei Melnichenko, increased most sharply by $ 5.76 billion, to 24.6 billion, which allows him to occupy the sixth line.

Vladimir Potanin, one of the main owners of the Norilsk Nickel company, remains the leader among the Russian rich, whose fortune has grown by $ 902 million to 32 billion (51st place in the world). Next comes Lukoil co—owner Vagit Alekperov (growth — 3.54 billion dollars, fortune - 28.2 billion), and NLMK beneficiary Vladimir Lisin closes the top three (growth — 3.24 billion, fortune — 27.2 billion).

Also among the ten wealthiest Russians are Leonid Mikhelson (Novatek, $25.8 billion), Alexey Mordashov (Severstal, $ 25.6 billion), Alisher Usmanov (Metalloinvest, $ 19.2 billion), Mikhail Prokhorov (Onexim, $17.6 billion), Mikhail Fridman (Alfa Group, 13.8 billion), Dmitry Rybolovlev (12.4 billion).

The wealth of billionaires is calculated based on the value of shares of companies in which they have shares, or asset valuations. The status of the richest man on the planet was regained by the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk ($ 218 billion).