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Back then, the 30 richest Ukrainians accounted for 44 percent of the nation’s 2005 GDP of $86 billion.

Mostly due to expansion, growth and higher valuations assigned to companies owned by many of the nation’s richest, the 30 wealthiest have seen their net worth almost double since 2006, when the Kyiv Post and Korrespondent magazine jointly compiled a list of the nation’s wealthiest individuals with valuations from Kyiv-based investment bank Dragon Capital.

Four additional billionaires have emerged in that time, bringing the total number to 13 if chocolate maker and automotive manufacturer Petro Poroshenko’s $980 million is rounded up.

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