Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Who are the 10 richest Slovaks?

The Slovak edition of Forbes magazine has compiled the list of the richest Slovaks

Andrej Babiš(Source: Sme)

Real estate, IT and energy. These are the most profitable sectors of the Slovak economy, at least based on the list of the 30 richest Slovaks. It features 29 men, only one woman and five new names. These got onto the list thanks to new legislation where they, in order to compete for public orders, have admitted their property and uncovered the ownership structure of their companies. The Slovak edition of Forbes magazine has prepared the list for the sixth time.

The list of the 30 richest Slovaks again features Andrej Babiš, Ivan Chrenko of HB Reavis, Jaroslav Haščák of Penta Investments, Patrik Tkáč and Ivan Jakabovič of the J&T Finance Group as well as Miroslav Trnka and other partners of the Eset security software company.

The new names on the list are Juraj Široký, owner of the Váhostav construction company and alleged sponsor of Robert Fico’s Smer party; Jozef Brhel, former state secretary of the Economy Minister active in energy; Peter Lukeš, who does business in IT, real estate and the entertainment industry; Martin Blaškovič, active in the machine and entertainment industry and Ján Sabol, who does business in agriculture, the food industry and energy.

The only woman on the list is Mária Blašková, who has inherited fortune of about €150 million from her husband Ľubomír Blaško.

Compared to the previous year the aggregate wealth owned by the 30 richest Slovaks increased by more than €0.5 billion to almost €13.5 billion.

Top 10

1. Andrej Babiš

The Czech oligarch of Slovak origin who became a Czech politician, Andrej Babiš, 63, has maintained his lead position with assets of €3.39 billion. His Agrofert holding is comprised of more than 250 companies active in chemistry, the food industry, agriculture and health care. Of these, the chemical company Duslo in Šala, the poultry producer Hyza and the Penam bakeries are the biggest in Slovakia. In his home country he is known for his judicial dispute with the Nation’s Memory Institute (ÚPN), which included him on its list of confidantes for the ŠtB communist secret police.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

Annual
subscription

29 €
Buy
You save 17.80 € compared with monthly subsription
Quarterly
subscription
9.90 €
Buy
You save 1.80 € compared with monthly subsription
Monthly
subscription
0.98 €
Buy
Price is only for new subscribers for their first month. All other months are standard price of 3.90€

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

The Nordic walker with the best technique in the world is Slovak Photo

For Lucia Okoličányová, Nordic walking has become her love of life and philosophy

Lucia Okoličányová

Pro-EU voters vote for anti-EU governments

This phenomenon is no longer limited to Central Europe.

Hungarian and foreign students took to the streets of Budapest to support CEU.

Planes will steal the sky above Dubová

Visitors should expect a colourful programme full of acrobatic demonstrations and tourist flights at the airport in Dubová, close to Bratislava.

Sulík: Kiska's party would only further break the centre right

Fico's star is falling and he could still save himself now for another election term, says opposition SaS leader Richard Sulík about who would benefit from early elections.

Richard Sulik