For the last two “coronavirus” of the month the General condition of Russian billionaires grew from $392 billion to $454 billion, which is a $62 billion With own billionaires began for three more — from 99 to 101. Estimates conducted by Forbes.
Counter Forbes Real Time took over starting on 18 March, this date was used in the final calculations of businessmen from the Forbes list 2020. These days stock markets experienced a strong decrease, and the week before who admitted COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the reporting period, the status of the five wealthiest Russians increased by $22.6 billion (to $109.5 billion). While other more “fatter” owner “Norilsk Nickel” Vladimir Potanin — to $26.1 billion, that is $6.4 billion.
As the Chairman of the Board “NOVATEK” Leonid Mikhelson increased from $17.1 billion to $22.5 billion, co-owner of NLMK Vladimir Lisin with $18.1 billion to $21 billion, the head of “Severstal” Alexey Mordashov — from $16.8 billion to $19.1 billion, co-owner of “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov — from $15.2 billion to $20.8 billion.
Earlier, Forbes reported that the state of the 25 billionaires from the list of world’s richest people grew by $255 billion from March 23 to may 23.
The Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.
21 April the Russian government announced that the value adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of measures to support the economy already amounted to 2.1 trillion rubles. Prior to that, head of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov said that the budget measures for combating coronavirus and its implications in Russia is about 2.8% of GDP. In General, the total volume of fiscal support to individuals and business of all sectors in the context of pandemic coronavirus, the Ministry of Finance was estimated at 6.5% of GDP.