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Forbes announced the appearance of the second woman billionaire in Russia – the owner of the Wildberries online store

Tatyana Bakalchuk and her company for 1.2 billion dollars.

Shot from a video interview for the Igor Rybakov YouTube channel

The co-founder and sole owner of Wildberries Tatiana Bakalchuk became the second billionaire woman according to Forbes . Prior to that, the only female billionaire in Russia was the wife of the former Moscow Mayor Elena Baturina, head of Inteco Management.

Forbes also included Wildberries in the top twenty of the most expensive Russian Internet companies: the online store ranked fourth ($ 1.2 billion) right behind Yandex, Mail.ru Group and Avito. Over the past year, the company increased the number of self-collection points by one and a half times, and also began construction of a distribution center with an area of ​​145 thousand square meters in the Moscow region.

In 2018, Bakalchuk first entered the list of the richest people in Russia with a fortune of $ 600 million. She founded the business in 2004 with her husband and initially sold women’s clothing according to the German Otto and Quelle catalogs. At the end of 2018, the Wildberries site is visited by about 60 million users per month.

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