The leaders of the Forbes rating of the richest people in Russia lost a significant part of their fortune.
Leading in the Forbes ranking of the richest people in Russia, businessmen-metallurgists Alexey Mordashov and Vladimir Potanin lost $ 1.2 billion in a day.
This is indicated by the data of the Forbes Real Time rating.
The owner of & # 8220;Severstal & #8221; Mordashov was impoverished yesterday by $659 million & #8211; to the level of $32.4 billion.
The co-owner of Norilsk Nickel, in turn, now owns $ 30.3 billion, having lost $ 552 million in a day.
According to experts of the Russian-language version of Forbes, the situation can be explained by the fall in the value of shares owned by the richest metallurgists.
Official representatives of Severstal and Norilsk Nickel did not comment on the situation.
The fall in the value of the securities of metallurgical companies occurred after the statements of the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov, who said that the metallurgists who had slammed the country’s authorities earned about 100 billion rubles.
On the eve of topNews wrote that the Deputy Prime Minister announced new taxes on steelmakers, who“at times & #8221; increased their income during the pandemic restrictions on COVID-19 in 2020 due to higher prices in the domestic market against the backdrop of rising prices in the world.
State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin expressed support for Belousov, calling the unjustified increase in prices and the receipt of excess profits by companies unacceptable.