The top 100 of the planet's wealthiest individuals includes 10 Russians, according to a Forbes ranking published Monday, with telecoms and Internet magnate Alisher Usmanov the richest of them, taking 40th place with a net worth of $18.6 billion.
For comparison, Bill Gates beat out Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim to gain the title of world's richest man, with a net worth of $76 billion,
Usmanov and second-richest Russian Mikhail Fridman have both increased their net worths by $1 billion since last year's ranking.
Out of a total of 1,645 billionaires ranked by Forbes, a total of 111 come from Russia, while 492 are U.S.-based and 152 can be found in China. There were 268 new entrants to this year's list.
Russians on Forbes Top 100 Billionaires List:
|Name||Main Source of Income|| Worth in Billions
|| Global 2014 Ranking
|Alisher Usmanov||Telecoms, Internet||$18.6||40th|
|Mikhail Fridman||Founding owner of Alfa Group||$17.6||47th|
|Viktor Vekselberg|| Owner of Renova group
|Vladimir Lisin||Founding owner of NLMK||$16.6||57th|
||Part owner of Novatek||$15.3||61st|
|Vagit Alekperov||Founding owner of LUKoil||$13.6||76th|
|Vladimir Potanin||General director of Nornikel||$12.6||86th|
|Andrei Melnichenko|| Part owner of EuroChem and SUEK
|German Khan||Former part owner of TNK-BP||$11.3||100th|