OREANDA-NEWSSeven Russian billionaires in January were able to increase their fortune by a total of $ 2.7 billion, while for 16 Russians the month ended with losses of about $ 8 billion. This is evidenced by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI) rating, which provides information on income of the 500 richest people on the planet.

In particular, in January, the assets of Norilsk Nickel co-owner Vladimir Potanin, LUKOIL head Vagit Alekperov grew by $ 600 million, the chairman of the board of directors of Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works Viktor Rashnikov grew by $ 247 million, and the vice-president of LUKOIL, Leonid Fedun, increased $ 237 million, Senator and billionaire Suleiman Kerimov $ 145 million, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of PhosAgro Andrey Guryev - $ 38.9 million, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Renova Group Viktor Vekselberg - $ 22.5 million.

Financial losses were suffered by co-owner and chairman of the board of NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson (minus $ 2.46 billion), the main owner of the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant (NLMK) Vladimir Lisin (decrease by $ 867 million), chairman of the board of directors of PJSC Severstal Alexey Mordashov (minus $ 976 million), Owner of shares in NOVATEK and Sibur Gennady Timchenko (minus $ 1.96 billion).