Sunday, 4 December 2011

Rich Russians top the Swiss charts too

Rich Russians top the Swiss charts too

Russian Viktor Vekselberg, owner of conglomerate Renova and head of science hub in waiting Skolkovo, is the richest Swiss resident, according to Swiss magazine Bilan.

Renova played a in scuttling the BP – Rosneft deal earlier this year, frustrating the British company’s hopes to delve the Arctic for oil, and its boss’s wealth adds up to 11 billion Swiss francs, cited the magazine as saying.

Gennady Timchenko, of Russian gas exporter Novatek, also makes it onto the Swiss list. His fortune is estimated at 4-5 billion Swiss francs.

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