Three Kazakhstan citizens got into the Forbes
list of richest people on the planet: the president of Kazakhmys Vladimir Kim, entrepreneur Alidzhan Ibragimov and former head of the department of Presidential affairs Bulat Utemuratov.
Vladimir Kim, 51, owns $3.5 billion and is ranked 314th in the list. Last year his wealth made $4.7 billion. Alidzhan Ibragimov, 58, is ranked 418th with $2.8 billion ($3.7 billion in 2011). Ibragimov's business partners, co-owners of ENRC Patokh Shodiyev and Aleksandr Mashkevich are also ranked 418th with $2.8 billion.
Bulat Utemuratov is ranked 854th with $1.5 billion. Last year Utemuratov did not get into the Forbes list. In 2008 his wealth was estimated at $1 billion.
Forbes list is still headed by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu with $69 billion. Bill Gates is the second richest man in the world with $61 billion. Financial expert Warren Buffet who owns $44 billion is ranked 3rd in the list.