The richest Russians for a month has lost nearly eight billion dollars

In January, Russian billionaires lost of 7.77 billion dollars, according to the rating Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI).

a Rating of BBI includes data on 500 of the richest people in the world, including 23 from Russia. The index takes into account the value of companies which are fully or partially owned by the entrepreneurs.

Seven are represented in the ranking of Russians managed to increase his fortune. So, the owner of Norilsk Nickel Vladimir Potanin has become richer by 1.44 billion dollars and continues to head the list of most wealthy citizens. Co-owner of “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov became richer by $ 600 million.

January turned out to be unsuccessful for the shareholder of “NOVATEK” Leonid Mikhelson: the third in the list of richest Russians have lost of 2.46 billion dollars. The owner of Volga group Gennady Timchenko for a month became poorer by 1.96 billion dollars, and Andrey Melnichenko lost 1.52 billion.

Over the past year, 23 of the richest Russians become richer 52.9 billion, which was a record figure for the last four years, said RIA “Novosti”.