Vkontakte founder makes it onto Forbes top 200 Russian rich list

Pavel Durov — the founder of Russia’s most popular social network Vkontakte and mobile messaging app Telegram — has made it into Forbes list of the top 200 richest Russians for the first time. With an estimated wealth of $0.6bn Durov is placed at  135th in  the rankings that were published yesterday.
Another Russian businessman making his first appearance on the list is President Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law  Kirill Shamalov, a major shareholder of Russia’s largest processor of petrochemicals. Top of the  ranking is Leonid Mikhelson, a co-owner of Russian gas companies Novatek and Sibur with a fortune estimated at $14.4bn. Alfa Group founder and co-owner Mikhail Fridman comes in second and is followed  by Alisher Usmanov, the owner of Russia’s biggest iron ore producer Metalloinvest.