Who are the richest Slovaks?

The Forbes Slovakia magazine published a list of people with the

Ivan Chrenko's HB Reavis is behind the Stanica Nivy project.Ivan Chrenko's HB Reavis is behind the Stanica Nivy project. (Source: SME)

Ivan Chrenko, who holds a majority share in the HB Reavis developer, is the richest Slovak. His property is estimated to be worth €1.39 billion, the Forbes magazine reported.

He came first after Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, who comes from Bratislava, was not listed. His property is estimated to about €2.7 billion.

“Since Forbes’ global ranking of billionaires lists the Czech Prime Minister under the Czech flag, we decided to include him only in the Czech list,” Forbes Slovakia’s editor-in-chief Juraj Porubský said, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

Who is among top 3?

Jaroslav Haščák, a partner of the Penta financial group, came second in the ranking. Forbes estimates his property is worth €960 million.

Haščák and Chrenko are the only Slovak billionaires listed on Forbes’ global ranking of billionaires.

Haščák is followed by Tomáš Chrenek, whose assets are estimated to be worth €680 million. Chrenek owns the Moravia Steel firm and the Agel medical group.

Related articleThree Slovaks listed among the world's billionaires Read more 

Businessmen in the first three places have managed to boost their properties by about a half billion of euros since last April, according to Forbes.

One woman in top 10

The top 10 list includes Milan Fiľo, the co-owner of the Mondi SCP paper producer in Ružomberok (Žilina Region), with assets of €670 million.

In addition, three Eset founders appear on the list: Miroslav Trnka (€660 mil.), Peter Paško (€640 mil.), and Rudolf Hrubý (€630 mil.).

The J&T financial group has representatives in the ranking, too. Jozef and Patrik Tkáčs’ assets are said to be worth €600 million. They are followed by Evžen Balko with assets of €500 million.

The only woman on the list ranked 10th, Mária Blašková from Moravia Steel.

Related articleWho are the 10 richest Slovaks? Read more 

Three new names

There are three new millionaires in the ranking: Pavol Jakubec and Štefan Kassay, who co-own the I.D.C. Holding, and Otto Berger who owns the Niké betting company.

Forbes claimed a typical representative of the ranking is a man in his fifties, whose assets are growing.

Disclaimer: The Penta financial group has a minority share in Petit Press, the co-owner of The Slovak Spectator.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Jaroslav Haščák

Read more articles by the topic

Top stories

Trails and tribulations: the important work of Slovakia’s unpaid hiking route markers

But veteran trail marker says hikers need to pay attention to more than just signs.

Stanislav Kučera

Threats have worked. People queued for COVID testing before the official start

The nationwide testing in Slovakia started with four districts in the north. Here is a report from the first day in Orava.


Day two of pilot testing in hardest-hit regions is off to a smoother start

PM Igor Matovič and Health Minister Marek Krajčí are helping the sampling teams, too.

Trstená, the Tvrdošín district

Foreigner's Police will be closed during the lockdown

Those who have booked appointments from October 26-30 must reschedule.

The Foreigners' Police department in Dunajská Streda.