- The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project launched an “asset tracker” that lists the wealth of Russia’s elite.
- It tracks the mansions, yachts, and private jets owned by Russian oligarchs and “enablers.”
- The 11 individuals identified own $17.5 billion in combined assets, topped by Roman Abramovich.
A new Russian Asset Tracker — led by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an investigative journalism nonprofit organization — is keeping tabs on the offshore wealth of 11 Russian oligarchs.
The tracker calculated the “known minimum value of assets” of the top “oligarchs and enablers,” according to the OCCRP. The organization, which was founded in 2006, operates as a consortium of investigative journalists and media entities across Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Central America.
The tracker features assets whose ownership was “widely reported,” but could not be independently confirmed. A few of those assets are included below, though not tabulated in the oligarchs’ total value.
1. Roman Abramovich, businessman: $8.1 billion
Abramovich has at least 78 offshore assets, according to the tracker. This includes three private helicopters and planes, 37 apartments, seven homes, and his $600 million yacht, “Solaris.”
Abramovich owns four adjacent townhouses in New York City’s Upper East Side, which he plans to combine into a “mega-mansion,” according to architectural documents reviewed by the New York Post.
Source: New York Post