According to Korrespondent magazine, Ukraine’s Top 50 richest people have doubled their assets over the last year.
Not only has Rinat Akhmetov become the richest man in the CIS, but he has also won the title of the richest man in Europe, outclassing Ingvar Kamprad of IKEA.
Korrespondent gives the following ranking:
#1 Rinat Akhmetov, PRU, $31.1B.
#2 Viktor Pinchuk, $8.8B, sponsor of Paul McCartney’s upcoming June 14 concert #3 Ihor Kolomoisky, often linked to NUNS, $6.6B
#4 Hennadiy Boholyubov, Kolomoisky’s partner, $6.2B
#5 Kostyantyn Zhevago, BYuT, $2.2B
Members of the Party Regions control $35.42B worth of assets, while the Top 50 sit on some $112.7B, which equals two annual Ukrainian budgets.
Ukraine's GDP per capita runs below $10,000.
For comparison, in 2007 the net worth of America’s 400 wealthiest people amounted to $1.54T, or 55% of the country’s $2.8T budget for the year.