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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: che33
Many "Westerners" forget that there are powerful "Eastern Empire" oligarchs.
The world's total land mass consists of 36.8 billion acres of inhabitable land.
An incredible 21 percent of this land is owned by a short list of landowners, according to The New Statesman.
Of course that includes the Queen of England, who nominally owns places like Canada and Australia. The list also includes American billionaires like Ted Turner and the Irving family.
The World's 15 Biggest Landowners
originally posted by: che33
The most famous oligarchs of the Putin era include Roman Abramovich, Alexander Abramov, Oleg Deripaska, Mikhail Fridman, Mikhail Prokhorov, Alisher Usmanov, German Khan, Viktor Vekselberg, Leonid Michelson, Vagit Alekperov, Pyotr Aven, and still Vladimir Potanin and Vitaly Malkin.