Sándor Csányi, owner of the agribusiness Bonafarm and chief of OTP Bank, has kept his top spot on Hungary’s rich list, business news website napi.hu reported. Csányi, whose assets now reach 165 billion forints (EUR 542m), up 15 billion from last year, has been at the top of the list since 2011. Runner-up is László Bige, in the artificial fertiliser business, with assets of 160 billion forints. Bige is followed by Gábor Várszegi, who owns holding company Fotex and has assets of 115 billion forints.
Next on the list is construction industry magnate Sándor Demján, with assets of 93 billion forints, and Gábor Széles, who owns original equipment manufacturer Videoton, with assets of 92 billion forints. The assets of last year’s third-richest Hungarian, György Gattyán, who made a fortune in online erotica, fell from 135 billion to 90 billion forints, after the tax office froze some of his assets while conducting an audit. The 10th on the list is businessman Lajos Simicska, who has become known recently for his personal clash with PM Viktor Orbán and the “total media war” he declared on the Prime Minister.
via napi.hu and hungarymatters.hu photo: János Marjai – MTI