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BillionairesThese are the richest Russian oligarchs

Russia’s oligarchs are not immune either. According to Forbes, the wealth of the ten richest people in the country has fallen within one year by 27 billion to 152 billion US dollars. With that, you’re in good company. Worldwide every second billionaire on the “Forbes” rich list was “poorer” on March 18, 2020 than a year earlier. According to the US magazine, the Russian super-rich were hit by the oil war with Saudi Arabia, the weak ruble and the first effects of the corona crisis. In addition, there is currently a natural disaster beyond the Arctic Circle. Nevertheless, wealth is more crisis-proof in Russia than in other parts of the world.

Russian billionaires are super rich

True, there is a new richest man in Russia. However, according to the “Forbes” analysis, none of the top ten had to vacate their place in the best list. The fact that Vladimir Putin’s empire works differently can already be seen from the comparison with the USA. According to Forbes, the United States currently has 614 billionaires. Russia has only 99 super-rich to show. In the US there is one billionaire for every 500,000 people. In Russia there is one billionaire for every 1.5 million people. Russian tycoons are so few and far between, but they are far more wealthy. While each US super-rich has an average of just under $ 5 billion, the Russians have almost $ 40 billion.

The richest men in America made their money from innovation and the purchasing power of the population. In Russia, natural resources and good relations with the Kremlin are the way to the top. And while the list of the German super-rich is dominated by heirs, all tycoons of the Russian Federation, founded in 1990, are self-made billionaires.

These are the ten richest men in Russia:

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