Eugene Shvidler
Oil, Gas, Investment
Rank 2017

Shvidler, 53, is a childhood friend of Roman Abramovich (qv) and both Russians have become wealthy together. Their latest success is London-listed steel and mining company Evraz, where Shvidler is a director. It has seen its shares more than triple over the past year, valuing his stake at £105m. Shvidler co-founded oil trader Runicom with Abramovich and they then took control of Russian oil company Sibneft via Millhouse Capital before energy giant Gazprom acquired the investment firm’s holding for £6.6bn. Belgravia resident Shvidler also owns Moscow land and a French vineyard.