19 Oct 2017 10:12 |Category:  LAT English 1st page news

ABLV Bank co-owners Fils and Bernis top Latvia's millionaires list again

RIGA, Oct 19, BNS - For over ten years already, two ABLV Bank co-owners have been ranked first in the annual top of Latvia's millionaires collated by the business newspaper Dienas Bizness.

This year, ABLV Bank co-owner Olegs Fils is first on the list of Latvia's 100 richest millionaires, and another ABLV Bank co-owner Ernests Bernis is ranked second. Fils' assets are worth EUR 315 million (EUR 5 million up from last year), and Bernis is worth EUR 312 million (also a EUR 5 million increase).

Ranked third is Leonids Esterkins, a majority shareholder in another non-resident bank, Rietumu Banka, whose assets are worth EUR 226 million (EUR 24 million down from 2016).

Communications technology company Mikrotikls co-owner Arnis Riekstins is the fourth wealthiest person in Latvia, with assets worth EUR 162 million (up by EUR 12 million from last year). Another Rietumu Banka shareholder, Arkadijs Suharenko is fifth on the list with assets worth 116 million (decrease of EUR 12 million).

Further down the list are Justs Nikolajs Karlsons (EUR 77 million, EUR 3 million down), Valerijs Maligins (EUR 70 million, EUR 18 million up), Janis Zuzans (EUR 58 million, EUR 11 million down), Argods Lusins (EUR 43 million), and Marcis Martinsons (EUR 42 million, EUR 8 million down).

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