Russian oligarchs who're scoring big at 2018 FIFA World Cup

Published: Jun 25, 2018

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At least 15 Russian billionaires found a way to get in on the World Cup, which began on June 14. They either got contracts—just six of them collected nearly $7 billion to construct or repair infrastructure—or invested money to do things like run ticketing systems and provide internet in stadiums. As the dollar figures from these four billionaires indicate, the same old cronies are getting richer yet again.

(This story appears in the 06 July, 2018 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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