| Vladimir Bogdanov|| Elena Bogdanova|
| Vagit Alekperov, Igor Sechin, Michael Erlewine|
1.85 billion USD (2015)
Vladimir Bogdanov Wikipedia
Vladimir Leonidovich Bogdanov (Russian: Владимир Леонидович Богданов; born 28 May 1951) is a Russian businessman and oil tycoon.
In 1973 he graduated from Tyumen Industrial Institute with a degree in oil and gas and since then has worked in oil industry in Tyumen Oblast, mainly in Surgutneftegaz. Since 1993, he is the President of Surgutneftegaz, one of the largest Russian oil companies. In 1978-1980 he occupied leading positions in Yuganskneftegaz. Since 1984 he has been the Director General of Surgutneftegaz, which became a private company in 1993. In June 2001 Forbes claimed that Bogdanov was the third wealthiest Russian with $1.6 billion. He has been a member of the Khanty–Mansi legislature since 1996.
Bogdanov was also a confidant of Sergey Sobyanin during the successful 2001 Tyumen Oblast Governor election and of Vladimir Putin during the 2004 Russian Presidential Election.Order of Merit for the Fatherland:
2nd class (28 May 2006) - for outstanding contribution to the development of fuel-energy complex and long conscientious work
3rd class (5 June 2001) - for outstanding contribution to the development of oil and gas industry and many years of diligent work
4th class (14 October 1997) - for services to the state, many years of hard work and great contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation between nations
Order of the Red Banner of Labour
Order of the Badge of Honour
Medal of Honour (Belarus), (14 September 2001) - for his great personal contribution to the development of economic relations between Belarus and the Russian Federation
Honoured Oil and Gas Industry of the Russian Federation (14 May 1993) - for services to the oil and gas industry and many years of diligent work
Honorary Citizen of Surgut (1997), Surgut Oblast (1998), Khanty-Mansiysk (1999)