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KIEV, March 27. /TASS/. The fortune of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is estimated at $750 million, says the ranking of Ukraine’s 100 wealthiest people conducted by Forbes-Ukraine.
Poroshenko ranks eighth in this ranking. Among his main assets is the Roshen Confectionery Corporation. "So far Mr. Poroshenko’s main asset shows good results. In 2014, 19 factory stores were opened. The Kiev-based factory increased its profits nine-fold — up to 35 million hryvnias, while the factory in Vinnitsa has secured 47 million hryvnias in profit, although this is twice as little as compared to the profit in 2013," the ranking says.
The Roshen corporation comprises a factory in Kremenchug, two production sites in Vinnitsa and one in Kiev, the Likonf Confectionery Factory in Lipetsk (Russia), the Klaipeda Confectionery Factory (Lithuania) and the Bonbonetti Choco factory (Hungary). Poroshenko also owns the 5th Ukrainian TV channel.
The ranking is topped by Rinat Akhmetov whose fortune is estimated at $6.9 billion, followed by Viktor Pinchuk with $1.5 billion and former governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region and founder of the Privat group Igor Kolomoysky with $1.4 billion.
According to Forbes, Petro Poroshenko’s assets amounted to $1.3 billion last year. Last August, the Ukrainian President chose the investment company Rothschild as a consultant in selling his business.