Donetsk businessman Rinat Akhmetov once again headed the list of the most rich Ukrainians and Peter Poroshenko has regained the title of billionaire. The total fortune of all participants of the rating is $ 26.7 billion, which is 33% more than in 2016. The rating ‘TOP-100 of the most rich Ukrainians’, made by ‘Novoe Vremya’ (New Time) magazine and Dragon Capital investment company, tells about it, UNIAN writes.
It’s noted that this year the President of Ukraine Peter Poroshenko has regained the title of billionaire – first time for last four years.
Only Ihor Kolomoisky and his business partner Hennady Bogolyubov lost ground in the first ten of the most rich. It’s because of the nationalization of ‘Privatbank’ on December 2016 (the largest and most developed banking network in Ukraine – ed.).
Rinat Akhmetov as in last year got the first place. His fortune is estimated at $ 6.9 billion, which is 69% more than in the previous year.
The second place is for the oligarch Victor Pinchuk ($1.4 billion).
Konstantin Zhewago closes the first three ($1.4 billion).
Vadim Novinsky is on the fourth place of the rating ($1.2 billion).
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took the fifth Line – ($1.0 billion).
Ihor Kolomoisky was placed on the sixth line of the rating ($1.0 billion).
Seventh place was given to Hennady Bogolyubov 9$763 million).
Dmitry Firtash ($ 746 million), Yuri Kosyuk ($ 693 million), Alexander and Galina Gerega ($ 688 million) are closing the top ten ranking.
As edition notes the structure of Ukrainian capitalism has not undergone significant changes for 11 years of its existence.
‘Whatever the shock the country is experiencing, the economic proportions are monumental: Rinat Akhmetov is always the first, and the other persons from the top of the list only change places with each other’, ‘Novoe vremya’ writes.
‘Such a result shows that national economy is still concentrated in the hands of a small group of people, and at the same time remains a raw material appendage of Europe. So, it completely depends on the external conjuncture, which is now favorable’, the material of a magazine tells.