MOSCOW, February 21. / TASS / The owner of online retail store Wildberries, Tatyana Bakalchuk, has become the second woman dollar billionaire in Russia, according to Forbes, the magazine wrote on Thursday.
The value of her retail giant is estimated at $1.2 bln.
"The new company value allows us to calculate Bakalchuk's estate at over $1 billion. She is the second woman billionaire in Russia, after Elena Baturina," the publication notes.
Since Wildberries is not a public company, its cost was estimated according to data on sales and profits, as well as on multipliers of similar projects and estimates of venture capitalists, Forbes explained.
The Wildberries online store sells various product categories, including toys, cleaning products, baby food, electronics, books, and clothing. In 2018, the company's revenue amounted to $1.7 billion. According to the SPARK portal, Tatyana Bakalchuk is the sole owner of Wildberries
Most Expensive Internet companies in Russia rating
Wildberries took fourth place in the Forbes ranking of the most expensive Internet companies in Russia, published on February 21. A year earlier, the company was in the same position in the rating, but then its value was estimated at only $ 602 million.
The first three leaders of the Runet company ranking compared to 2018 also did not change. IT giant Yandex remains in first place, its value is estimated at $10.72 billion, while Mail.ru Group is in second place ($5.36 billion), and Avito, the online reseller ($3.85 billion) is in third.