OREANDA-NEWS.  In total, over the year, Russian billionaires have become rich by $ 101.39 billion, their total wealth has grown to 576.72 billion, Forbes estimates. Among those who showed the greatest income growth, the publication names the founder of VKontakte and Telegram Pavel Durov and the founder of Wildberries Tatiana Bakalchuk.

The assessment of Durov's fortune increased by $ 13.81 billion (to $ 17.24 billion) due to the placement of Telegram bonds, which made it possible to attract $ 1 billion on the market. The value of Wildberries was increased by the successful entry into the stock exchange of its main competitor Ozon, Bakalchuk's fortune increased by $ 11.92 billion (to $ 13.02 billion).

Industrialist Andrey Melnichenko ($25.37 billion) is in third place in terms of wealth growth, metallurgist Alexey Mordashov ($29.52 billion) and oilman Vagit Alekperov ($26.16 billion) are in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI), Bakalchuk has lost $3.24 billion since the beginning of the year. She is on the 491st place in the list of the richest people in the world. In the first place was the head of Tesla, Elon Musk ($ 251 billion), followed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ($ 195 billion).