OREANDA-NEWS The transformation of Wildberries into a unicorn company makes its sole owner Tatyana Bakalchuk a billionaire.

This year, the largest online store in Runet Wildberries took the fourth place in the ranking of the most expensive companies of Runet according to Forbes, having received a cost estimate of $ 1.2 billion.

The sole owner of the company, according to SPARK-Interfax, is its co-founder Tatiana Bakalchuk F 165. The new valuation of the company allows to estimate Bakalchuk's condition in more than $1 billion she becomes the second woman billionaire in Russia after Elena Baturina. A year ago, Bakalchuk first entered the list of the richest people in Russia with a fortune of $600 million.

Since Wildberries is not a public company, its value was estimated based on data on sales and profits, as well as on multipliers of similar projects and estimates of venture capitalists. In 2018, Wildberries increased the number of pickup points by half to 2,799, and began construction of a distribution center with an area of 145,000 square meters in the Moscow region and announced the imminent appearance of a warehouse in Yekaterinburg.

Her business English teacher Tatiana Bakalchuk founded with her husband Vladislav in 2004. Initially, the couple were engaged in the sale of women's clothing in the German catalogs Otto and Quelle. Today, the site presents various categories of products, including toys, sports and baby food, electronics, books, etc.every Month about 60 million people visit the site mainly from Russia (95%), Ukraine, Belarus, Germany and the United States. In 2018, the company's revenue amounted to $ 1.7 billion.