He might be under pressure to quit as Moscow’s mayor, but at least Yury Luzhkov can look forward to a comfortable retirement.
The veteran politician has been named as the wealthiest official by Forbes Russia, sharing a family income of more than 30 billion roubles (approx. $1 billion).
The other 99 representatives on the list pulled down just 56 billion ($1.8 billion) between them.
The Luzhkov family’s earning power is greatly enhanced by the success of his wife, Elena Baturina, and her Inteko construction firm.