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Metallurgical businessmen Alexey Mordashov and Vladimir Potanin, at the top of the Forbes ranking of the richest people in Russia, lost $ 1.2 billion a day.
Evidenced by the Forbes Real Time rating.
Owner & # 8220; Severstal & # 8221; Mordashova got poorer yesterday by $ 659 million & # 8211; to the level of $ 32.4 billion.
The co-owner of & # 8220; Norilsk Nickel & # 8221;, in turn, now holds $ 30.3 billion, having lost $ 552 million per day.
According to experts on the Russian-language version of Forbes, the situation can be explained by the fall in the value of stocks held by the wealthiest metalworkers.
Officials of & # 8220; Severstal & # 8221; and & # 8220; Norilsk Nickel & # 8221; has not commented on the situation.
The fall in the value of securities of metallurgical companies occurred after statements by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, who announced the & # 39; # 8220; in a hurry & # 8221; the country's authorities, metallurgists, who earned about 100 billion rubles.
On the eve of TopNews wrote that the Deputy Prime Minister announced new taxes on metallurgists, who are & # 8220; sometimes & # 8221; increased their income during pandemic restrictions on COVID-19 in 2020 due to rising prices in the domestic market amid rising prices around the world.
Duma Chairman State Vyacheslav Volodin expressed support for Belousov, calling & # 8220; unacceptable & # 8221; Unjustified price hikes and companies making super profits.