50 richest businessmen of Kazakhstan on Forbes ranking

May 05. Kazpravda

In 2015 ranking there are a lot of newcomers.

50 richest businessmen of Kazakhstan on Forbes rankingThe Forbes Kazakhstan Magazine published the ranking of TOP- 50 largest businessmen of our country, Kazpravda.kz reports.

“This year, the fortune of Kazakhstan’s 50 richest businessmen has grown by $ 2.23 billion compared to the previous rating, and made in total $ 25.52 billion – about 12% of Kazakhstan’s GDP ($ 216 billion at the exchange rate as of 2014 year-end) and about 37% of the National Fund. The “entry ticket” to the top 50 has grown in value -from $ 85 million to $ 90 million “- the magazine writes.

As the change in the exchange rate, collapse of oil prices, decrease of domestic producers’ competitiveness caused by ruble devaluation have a delayed effect, the impact of these developments on the capital of the studied participants will be known by the end of this year. This influence, according to experts, will be noticeable.

So, in the first place in the ranking is Bulat Utemuratov with $ 2.6 billion, second is Alijan Ibragimov- $ 2.2 billion, third is Timur Kulibayev ($ 2.1 billion). Next in the list is his wife – Dinara Kulibayeva- $ 2.1 billion. Vladimir Kim with $ 1.8 billion is fifth. In the sixth position is Nurjan Subkhanberdin ($ 980 million). Seventh place was given to Aigul Nurieva ($ 920 million), eighth – Rashid Sarsenov ($ 870 million), ninth – Evgeny Feld ($ 701 million), tenth – Kenes Rakishev ($ 684 million).

Meanwhile, in 2015 ranking there are a lot of new names. It is the owner of Capital Bank Kazakhstan JSC and a major participant of JSC “SB RBS (Kazakhstan)”, as well as the owner of Jol Zhondeushi Company, nephew of Patokh Chodiev, co-owner of ENRC, Orifdzhan Chadiev, with $ 180 million. Then goes the holder of 70% of Kazpetrodrilling JSC shares Jakov Tskhai, with $ 145 million, then Sultan Nurbol, owner of Asia Credit Bank JSC, Bek Air JSC and the share in International Airport Oral LLP with $ 113 million; and also the founder and major shareholder of Line Group Anatoly Pobiyaho, with $ 90 million. Two men returned to the ranking after a break – Valery Dzhunusov (JSC “Condensate”, number 46 in 2012) and Anatoly Balushkin (“Bipek Auto”, number 50 in 2013).

There is one loss this year –Kazatomprom CEO Nurlan Kapparov (number 43 in last-year ranking), who died suddenly before his 45th birthday.

The average age of the top 50 participants is 48 years.