Rinat Akhmetov has survived revolution, war and nationalization of assets. His fortune has tumbled from its highest level in 2013 after a revolution in Ukraine erupted into conflict with Russia and the annexation of Crimea, reports Bloomberg.
Yet he continues to be Ukraine’s richest person and the 52-year-old is even making a comeback with a fortune of $5.9 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Akhmetov owns System Capital Management, the country’s largest industrial conglomerate, whose most valuable assets are steel company Metinvest, and DTEK, a coal and energy business. Both had enterprises in Lugansk and Donetsk regions, where an uprising of pro-Russian rebels occurred after mass protests in early 2014.