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Vladimir Makhlai
Industry
Rank 2017
133=
Worth
£1,000m
Rise/fall
-


Makhlai, 79, a Russian engineer and entrepreneur, has lived in London since 2006. He ran a Russian chemicals plant before taking over the running of the world's largest ammonia producer, Togliattiazot, in 1985. Makhlai acquired a controlling stake in 1992 and retired as president and chief executive officer in 2011 to be replaced by his son Sergei.