The 25 richest Russian oligarchs on the ‘Putin list’ that the US just released

Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts with attendees after a state awards ceremony for military personnel who served in Syria, at the Kremlin in Moscow

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Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts with attendees after a state awards ceremony for military personnel who served in Syria, at the Kremlin in Moscow
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The US Treasury Department released a supposed list of 114 Russian politicians and businessmen, as well as 96 people labeled oligarchs, on Monday night.

Congress ordered the list to be compiled in response to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, asking for “a detailed report on senior political figures and oligarchs in the Russian Federation … and on Russian parastatal entities.”

On Tuesday, it was reported that the list was compiled from open sources, mainly a Forbes article of the 200 richest Russian businessmen.

When asked why the list was of the richest Russian businessmen, and not oligarchs suspected of corruption, the Treasury Department told Business Insider in an email that the “report complies with requirements” of the law, adding that there’s also a classified portion.

Based on the Treasury Department’s list and Forbes’ data on each of the Russians’ current individual wealth, we’ve rounded up the 25 richest Russian oligarchs from the “Putin list:”


25. Andrey Kozitsyn: $4.8 billion

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Andrey Kozitsyn.
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Kozitsyn leads a copper producing company called Urals Mining and Metals Company, but he also manages agricultural, construction, and telecom companies.

Source: Forbes


24. Dmitriy Kamenshchik: $5 billion

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Dmitriy Kamenshchik
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Kamenshchik owns Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. He was briefly held responsible for a 2011 terrorist attack at the airport, and a criminal case was even opened against him, but Russia’s Prosecutor General’s office later dropped the charges.

Source: Forbes


23. Petr Aven: $5.3 billion

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Petr Aven
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Aven heads Russia’s second largest private bank, Alfa Bank.

Source: Forbes


22. Samvel Karapetyan: $5.3 billion

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Samvel Karapetyan
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Karapetyan leads the Tashir Group, which owns multiple shopping centers, hotels, and office complexes.

Source: Forbes


21. Aleksandr Abramov: $5.4 billion

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Aleksandr Abramov
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Abramov is the chairman of a steel company called Evraz. He also owns a large stake in Norilsk Nickel with his brother Roman Abramovich, who is also on the “Putin list.”

Putin awarded him the Decoration of Beneficence for his charity work in January.

Source: Forbes


20. Suleyman Kerimov: $6.2 billion

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Suleiman Kerimov
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Kerimov “has made a career of investing in distressed companies,” according to Forbes, and represents Dagistan in Russia’s Federation Council.

Source: Forbes


19. Mikhail Gutseryev: $6.4 billion

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Mikhail Gutseryev
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Gutseryev is the majority shareholder of Safmar Group, which owns Russneft and Neftisa oil companies.

Source: Forbes


18. Oleg Deripaska: $6.9 billion

Deripaska owns large stakes in aluminum, power, insurance, and auto companies. He also employed Paul Manafort, who even offered to give him personal briefings about the 2016 presidential election.

Source: Forbes, Washington Post


17. Leonid Fedun: $7.1 billion

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Leonid Fedun
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Fedun is the “right hand man” of Vagit Alekperov, the CEO of oil and gas company Lukoil.

Source: Forbes


16. Iskander Makhmudov: $7.2 billion

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Makhmudov is the majority owner of Urals Mining and Metals Company, led by Andrey Kozitsyn. Spain filed money laundering charges against him 2009 and later handed the case over to Russian authorities, who eventually dropped the case.

Source: Forbes


15. Andrei Skoch: $7.2 billion

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Andrei Skoch
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Skoch is a partner in the metallurgy company, Metalloinvest conglomerate.

Source: Forbes


14. Dmitry Rybolovlev: $7.4 billion

Rybolovlev sold his stake in a potassium company called Uralkali for $6.5 billion in 2010, and has since bought Trump’s former Palm Beach mansion – Maison de L’Amitie – and the AS Monaco Football Club.

Source: Forbes


13. Aleksey Kuzmichev: $7.9 billion

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Alexey Kuzmichev.
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Kuzmichev controls the Alfa Group conglomerate, which owns Alfa Bank, along with other listed oligarchs German Khan and Mikhail Fridman.

Source: Forbes


12. Viktor Rashnikov: $9.8 billion

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Viktor Rashnikov
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Rashnikov is the majority owner of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works.

Source: Forbes


11. German Khan: $10.2 billion

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Khan owns the majority of Alfa Group with oligarchs Aleksey Kuzmichev and Mikhail Fridman.

Source: Forbes


10. Roman Abramovich: $11.2 billion

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Abramovich is the majority owner of the Chelsea Football Club, a steel company Evraz, and Norilsk Nickel.

He also owns the world’s second-largest yacht, which he bought for $400 million in 2010.

Source: Forbes


9. Gennadiy Timchenko: $15.7 billion

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Timchenko owns shares in multiple Russian businesses, including a gas company called Novatek and a petrochemical company called Sibur Holding, among others.

He’s also close to Putin, and was sanctioned by the US in 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Source: Forbes


8. Mikhail Fridman: $15.7 billion

Fridman owns Alfa Group, along with German Khan and Aleksey Kuzmichev.

Source: Forbes


7. Alisher Usmanov: $16 billion

Usmanov owns a large stake in iron and steel company Metalloinvest. He was an early investor in Facebook and owns shares in the Arsenal Football Club, among other companies.

Usmanov also led the state-run Gazprom Investholding from 2000-2014.

Source: Forbes


6. Vagit Alekperov: $16.4 billion

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Alekperov is the president of Russian oil company Lukoil, which he started in 1991 after acquiring three large oil fields.

Source: Forbes


5. Andrey Melnichenko: $16.4 billion

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Melnichenko owns majority shares in a fertilizer company called Eurochem and a coal company called SUEK.

Source: Forbes


4. Vladimir Potanin: $16.5 billion

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Reuters

Potanin owns 30% of Norilsk Nickel, along with stakes in multiple insurance, media, agriculture, engineering, and oil companies.

Source: Forbes


3. Leonid Mikhelson: $18.1 billion

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Reuters

Mikhelson founded and chairs a natural gas company called Novatek, and also chairs a gas processing and petrochemical company called Sibur.

Source: Forbes


2. Vladimir Lisin: $19 billion

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Lisin owns a majority share of a steel mill company called Novolipetsk, and also controls Universal Cargo Logistics Holding.

Source: Forbes


1. Aleksey Mordashov: $19.6 billion

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Mordashov owns stake in the world’s largest tourism company, TUI Group, as well as a number of gold mining and engineering firms.

Source: Forbes