(SRI) - Five Kazakh businessmen, led by Kazakhmys chairman Vladimir Kim, have made this year's Forbes list of world billionaires.


Kim, the 50-year old head and largest shareholder of Kazakh copper giant Kazakhmys, ranks 223rd globally with a net worth of $4.7 billion. Alidzhan Ibragimov, 57, another mining magnate and one of the three owners of the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, comes second among Kazakh billionaires with $3.7 billion.


Dinara Kulibayeva, the second daughter of President Nazarbayev, and Timur Kulibayev, an influential businessman, reportedly each control net worth of $1.3 billion. The couple owns a majority stake in Kazakhstan's second largest bank, Halyk. In addition, Kulibayev is the deputy CEO of Kazakhstan's state holding and investment company Samruk-Kazyna.


Nurzhan Subkhanberdin, chairman of Kazakhstan's largest bank, Kazkommertsbank, concludes the list of Kazakh billionaires with a reported net worth of $1 billion.


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