Forbes presents new ranking of billionaires: five Ukrainians make the list
Five Ukrainian businessmen were included in the annual ranking of billionaires according to Forbes, which the American magazine published on its website on Tuesday.
The highest place in it is traditionally held by the owner of SCM holding, Rinat Akhmetov. This year, journalists estimated his assets higher than in 2022 — at $5.7 billion (in last year's rating it was $4.2 billion), which raised him to 445th place (from 687th last year).
The second among Ukrainians was the owner of Interpipe Viktor Pinchuk. His net worth is now estimated at $2.1 billion (a year ago — $1.9 billion), he is in 1,434th place.
Also included in the list of billionaires are the owner of Smart-Holding Vadym Novinsky ($1.4 billion, 2,020th place), the owner of Ferrexpo Kostiantyn Zhevaho ($1.3 billion, 2,133rd place) and the co-owner of the Privat group Hennadiy Boholyubov ($1.1 billion, 2,405th place).
Compared to last year, there was no place for Vlad Yatsenko, co-founder of fintech bank Revolut, in the list.
Ihor Kolomoisky is included, but as an Israeli citizen.
This year, the French citizen, executive director of the LVMH group, Bernard Arnault, took first place in the Forbes ranking. His capital for the year increased by $50 billion to $211 billion, while last year's leader of the list, Elon Musk, lost $20 billion. Now his capital is estimated at $180 billion, putting him in second place.
The third place is taken by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, with net worth estimated at $114 billion.