Updated at 20:51,24-11-2020

Belarusian becomes billionaire first time in history

Viktar Kisly, Euroradio

The Bloomberg Agency has estimated the business assets of the 39-year-old Belarusian and creator of the company Wargaming Viktar Kisly at 1.5 billion. At the same time, the personal wealth of the billionaire is more than $1 billion.

Kisly declined to comment for Bloomberg, stressing only that he has a very modest lifestyle.

Wargaming is one of the most successful companies in the field of free online games. Its income comes from users topping up their premium accounts which allows players to more successfully move in the complex levels of the game.

Viktar Kisly controls 64% of the business. The company's headquarters are located in Cyprus. Kisly's father owns 25.5% of shares, which is evidenced by the company's financial report for 2013.

The business employs 4,000 people on 4 continents. According to Bloomberg analysts, in 2015, Wargaming income was 590 million dollars.