Forbes magazine came up with the fresh list of the world's top billionaires. The paper includes names of the renowned businessmen, oligarchs, philanthropists and startup leaders.
According to the outlet, there are seven businessmen from Ukraine on the list.
The leader in this six is Rinat Akhmetov, the CEO of System Capital Management and the key investor of DTEK, the major energy enterprise. He is also a stakeholder in Metinvest Group, one of Ukraine's largest private companies. His wealth is estimated at the rate of six billion U.S. dollars.
Kostyantyn Zhevago comes second, with 1.5 billion dollars on his assets in total. The CEO and the stakeholder of Ferrexpo mining company, he was a long-standing manager of Finance & Credit bank that went bankrupt in 2015.
Yuriy Kosiuk chairs MHP, Ukraine's largest poultry producer. He owns 65 percent of all shares of this company, which trades in London. He is an experienced businessman who used to trade grain for a while after the fall of the USSR.
According to Forbes, the fourth of the six richest men in Ukraine is Viktor Pinchuk, the son-in-law of ex-president Leonid Kuchma and CEO of Interpipe, the major producer of steel products. His assets are estimated at the level of USD 1.4 billion.
Hennadiy Boholyubov comes fifth; the co-founder of Ukraine's largest bank, PrivatBank, he and his associate Igor Kolomoisky had their London-based assets (USD 2.5 billion) frozen due to the court decision in 2017.
Ihor Kolomoisky follows Boholyubov in this list, with his assets estimated as 1.1 billion dollars in total. In 2015, Kolomoisky was forced to step down as the governor of Dnipropetrovsk region.
Vadym Novynsky, the current member of Opposition Platform-For Life party, is the owner of Ukraine's Smart Holding Group. In 2007, he exchanged his metal companies for a 24-percent stake in Akhmetov's Metinvest Group.