BBI: Wealth of Russian billionaires rises by $13 bln in JanЦFeb
MOSCOW, Apr 3 (PRIME) -- The combined wealth of RussiaТs billionaires increased by U.S. $13.03 billion in JanuaryЦFebruary, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI) seen by PRIME on Monday.
The index is calculated using capitalization and the financial reports of the companies owned by the businessmen. For some companies a capitalization to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) ratio or a share price to earnings per share ratio are used. The rating comprises 500 wealthiest people of the world, including 23 Russians.
Vladimir Potanin, one of the core owners of metals giant Norilsk Nickel, led the rating with a $29 billion fortune that increased by $448 million.
Independent gas producer NovatekТs co-owner Leonid Mikhelson ranked second with wealth increasing by $1.65 billion to $26.3 billion.
Businessman Vladimir Lisin gained $1.17 billion to $21 billion, occupying the third place.