Leonid Mikhelson[table border=”0″]Net Worth, $15.4 Billion,,,
Source of Wealth, Real Estate tycoon,,,
Russian billionaire Leonid Mikhelson is a major player in the company Novatek. Novatek is the biggest independent producer of natural gas in Russia and Mikhelson is the Chairman and CEO. In 1987 he started running the company and turned it around. Instead of focusing on construction, he turned his attention to obtaining permissions to produce oil and gas. He holds a 25 percent stake in the company and is also the biggest shareholder at First United Bank. In early 2013, his personal net worth was at an estimated $15.4 billion.