Over the past two months the number of dollar billionaires in Russia has increased from 99 to 101 people and their combined wealth grew from $392 billion to $454 billion.

the March falls in stock markets around the world related to the collapse of the deal, OPEC+ and the pandemic coronavirus, a powerful blow on business of participants of a rating of the richest people in the world by Forbes. However, over the past more than two months of billionaires just got richer — the state of a mere 25 rankings during this period grew by $255 billion.

left aside and the participants of the Forbes list of Russia. During a pandemic, the combined wealth of Russian billionaires grew by $62 billion from $392 billion to $454 billion, according to data of the counter Forbes Real Time for evaluating the state changes of the richest people in the world in real time.

as a point of reference for comparison, we have taken 18 March — this date was chosen for the final calculation of the States of the businessmen included in the list of Forbes 2020. At the same time, equity markets experienced one of the strongest drops. And the week before, on March 11, the who acknowledged the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the Dow Jones index rose 23%, the S&P by 23%. The index of the Moscow exchange on March 18 amounted to 2112,64 points, and by 25 may increased by 30% to 2757,9 item.

As the five richest Russians during the reporting period increased by $22.6 billion, to $109,5 billion More than other rich, the main owner of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin. Businessman, this year took first place in the Russian rating Forbes, in the period of a pandemic has increased as by $6.4 billion, from $19.7 to $26.1 billion.