Forbes includes three Kazakh billionaires in richest people list
9 March 2012, 11:43 (GMT+04:00)
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 9 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Three Kazakh billionaires included in the list of the world’s richest people by the Forbes magazine in March, 2012, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
The head of the largest Kazakh copper company Kazakhmys Vladimir Kim ranks 314th in the Forbes list in 2012. His capital is estimated at $3.5 billion compared to $4.7 billion in 2011.
One of the major shareholders of the largest Kazakh metallurgical company Eurasian Natural Resources Corp (ENRC) Alijan Ibragimov ranks the 418th in the rating. His capital is estimated at $2.8 billion. In 2011 Ibragimov ranked 287th with $3.3 billion.
In 2012 Kazakh billionaire Bulat Utemuratov, who has capital in mining, hotels and banking sphere was again included in the Forbes list. He ranks 854th with $1.5-billion capital.
Kazakh President’s daughter Dinara Kulibayeva and her husband Timur Kulibayev, who ranked 938th in the Forbes rating in 2011, were not included in the list in 2012.
2012 is a jubilee year for the world rating of billionaires – the Forbes began compiling such lists 25 years ago.
In 2012 billionaires from 58 countries were included in the list. The leaders for the number of billionaires are the United States (425 people), Russia (96) and China (95).
The richest man in 2012 is Telmex Company (Mexica) Chairman Carlos Slim. His capital was estimated at $69 billion compared to $74 billion in 2011.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates ranks second with $61-billion capital ($56 billion in 2011).
Investment Guru Warren Buffett with $44-billion capital compared to $50 billion in 2011 ranks third.