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Usmanov is Russia’s richest man
April 18, 2013, 10:05 am

Alisher Usmanov, the world's richest Russian. [Getty Images]

Alisher Usmanov, the world’s richest Russian [Getty Images]

Alisher Usmanov tops the Forbes Magazine’s 10th anniversary ranking of Russian billionaires.

Usmanov is the richest man in Russia, whose fortune is estimated at $17.6 billion – he has stakes in various sectors – from metals to media and telecom.

He is also the 34th richest person in the world, while Russia’s second richest man Mikhail Fridman is ranked 41st worldwide with $16.5 billion in wealth.

Leonid Mikhelson was ranked third with a fortune up almost $4 billion in a year and totalling $15.4 billion.

Over the ten years of the list’s history, his fortune has grown 34 times, Usmanov’s – 28 times.

Last spring Usmanov sold part of his stake in Facebook at the time of the company’s IPO, pocketing $1.3 billion.

Usmanov keeps the first position as Russia’s richest man for the second year in a row.

Ten years ago you had to have a fortune of at least $50 million to be ranked.

In 2004 the threshold was changed to $210 million.

Daria Chernyshova

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