Wildberries CEO tops list of richest women in Russia – Forbes – Business & Economy


MOSCOW, August 25. / TASS /. Founder and CEO of Russian e-commerce company Wildberries, Tatiana Bakalchuk has become the new leader of the annual Forbes ranking of the richest women in Russia. The list was published on the magazine website Wednesday.

According to Forbes, Bakalchuk’s fortune soared 1,200% during the year. Based on this indicator, she ranked second among all billionaires in the world according to the Forbes 2021 ranking. Her fortune is estimated at $ 13 billion.

In 2020, Wildberries’ turnover was 437.2 billion rubles ($ 5.9 billion). At the end of May, 53,000 were working for Wildberries on a permanent or temporary basis.

Since the start of the year, the number of registered users has climbed by six million to a total of 46 million.

Forbes placed ex-president of Inteco Management Elena Baturina in second place. She recently managed to increase her capital by selling Inteco to Mikail Shishkhanov. Baturina’s fortune is estimated at $ 1.3 billion. In the past year, foreign media have written about him 1,391 times.

The general manager of Russian meat producer Cherkizovo, Lidiya Mikhailova and her family are in third place on the Forbes list. His fortune is also estimated at $ 1.3 billion. In 2019, the Cherkizovo group produced 1.16 million tonnes of meat in live weight, or 7.6% of all meat produced in Russia, according to the magazine.

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Ekaterina Fedun, the daughter of Lukoil’s second shareholder Leonid Fedun, ranks fourth on the list with a fortune of $ 900 million.

Valentina Schneider, co-owner of the Svetofor supermarket chain, and her family occupy the fifth position in the ranking with a fortune of $ 650 million.

Entrepreneur Olga Belyavtseva, who owns 35% of Progress, a producer of mineral water and baby food, is in sixth place. His fortune is estimated at $ 600 million.

Evgenia Guryeva, wife of Andrei Guryev, vice-chairman of the board of directors of fertilizer producer Phosagro, is in seventh place with a fortune of $ 600 million.

Tatyana Kovalchuk, who with her husband Yuri Kovalchuk controls 32.3% of the insurance company Sogaz, ranks eighth with a fortune of $ 600 million.

Co-owner and founder of the Sodruzhestvo group of companies, Natalya Lutsenko, took ninth place with $ 600 million.

Elena Rybolovleva, ex-wife of a billionaire, owner and president of French football club Monaco, Dmitry Rybolovlev, ranks tenth ($ 600 million).

At the end of the list is Larisa Belobrova, wife of Sergey Darkin, the former governor of the Primorsky region. The fishing company Nakhodka Active Marine Base and the Primorye bank are registered in his name. Last year it was worth 12.5 billion rubles ($ 169 million).