Anna Anisimova is Now Just a MillionaireMarch 13th, 2009 - 12:21 am ICT by GD
The Forbes’ List of the World’s Billionaires reported a drop of 30% to bring the list down to just 793 in the midst of the economic crisis the world over.
1, 125 billionaires had made it to the rankings last year but 373 of them fell out of the list. Of the ones to be struck off the list, 355 lost significant parts of their fortunes and 18 passed away. 38 new people joined the list this year and three millionaires went on to become billionaires again as they returned to the list. For the first time since 2003 the list has seen a net loss in the number of billionaires.
The collective net work of the world’s billionaires came down by 2 trillion from last year to stand at 2.4 trillion this year. Average net worth fell by 23% to stand at $3 billion.
Russia suffered a good deal as commodities went bust, and had 55 billionaires step down. Vasily Anisimov lost $3.2 billion as the value of his Metalloinvest Holding fell with his real estate ventures. He is also the father of Anna Anisimova, dubbed the Russian Paris Hilton. Vasily Anisimov reportedly sent his daughter off to America to escape Putin’s hard Russia that took his elder daughter’s life. Anna Anisimova’s apartment in the The Hamptons cost half a million US dollars to rent for summer. Her $15 million Manhattan apartment and $23 million studio that she converted to a condo notwithstanding, Anna now plans to buy another property in Los Angeles.
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