10 Russians in Forbes Top 100 Wealthiest Ranking

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:

NameMain Source of Income Worth in Billions 
 Global  2014 Ranking 
Alisher Usmanov Telecoms, Internet$18.640th
Mikhail Fridman Founding owner of Alfa Group$17.647th
Viktor Vekselberg Owner of Renova group
$17.251st
Vladimir Lisin Founding owner of NLMK$16.6 57th
Leonid Mikhelson Novatek$15.657th
Gennady Timchenko 
 Part owner of Novatek$15.3 61st
Vagit Alekperov Founding owner of LUKoil$13.676th
Vladimir Potanin General director of Nornikel$12.686th
Andrei Melnichenko Part owner of EuroChem and SUEK 
$11.497th
German Khan Former part owner of TNK-BP$11.3100th

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