WHO’S WHO AMONG THE OLIGARCHS
is considered the wealthiest of the oligarchs, thought to be worth around $23bn. He is bestknown in the UK, where he lives, for buying Chelsea football club.
is a former partner of Mr Abramovich in Russian oil company Sibneft, but the two men have since fallen out. Mr Berezovsky now lives in London, where he has sought political asylum, and has an estimated fortune of $1.4bn.
was once worth an estimated $15bn through his interests in the Yukos petroleum company. In 2005 he was convicted of fraud and tax evasion and is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence after a case many believe was motivated by his political disputes with the Kremlin.
who owned prominent Russian media outlets, now lives in Israel and Spain after fleeing Russia in 2001. The authorities there had wanted to sue him for $250,000 of alleged fraud in another case suggested to have been sparked by his political opposition to the government.