Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Russia's "Golden Hundred"

Considering the sheer amount of competition for Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin's love, I have decided to focus on other possible love prospects... The 100 wealthiest people in the Russia are known as the "Golden Hundred," and they are on my "list."

The collective wealth of these hundred had jumped 54% in the 2007-2008 year. This obscene amount of money totals $552 billion, which is over a third of the whole country's GDP. Also, 2008 was the first year all one hundred of the wealthiest Russians were billionaires; in 2007, only 60 of them had passed the $1 billion mark.

Luckily for me, only one of these hundred billionaires is a woman: Yelena Baturina, the wife of Moscow's mayor, who owns a successful construction company.

Another fact boding well for the "list of wealthy men" is that only six of these billionaires have less money than they did last year.

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