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Forbes Release Ex-Yu Rich List

Croatian Ivica Todoric is the richest businessmen in the region according to the latest edition of Forbes magazine which has produced a list of the wealthiest men in the former Yugoslavia.

Todoric, who owns Croatia’s largest supermarket chain Konzum and brands Jamnica, Ledo and Zvijezda, comfortably tops the list with a 160 million euro buffer between him and second place Slovene Sandi Cesko. Forbes have analysed the leading businessmen in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Macedonia in their latest issue and have estimated Todoric’s wealth as four-times that of the next wealthiest Croat.

The Agrokor tycoon, recently put in a bid to acquire Slovenian supermarket chain Mercator, came in at number one with 581.8 million euros, followed by Slovene infomercial and mattress baron Sandi Cesko with 410.6 million euro and Serbian IT, agriculture, tourism and real estate mogul Miodrag Kostic with 234 million euro. Croatian Emil Tedeschi was next on the list with 145.4 million euros thanks to his Atlantic Grupa company which has brands such as Cedevita, Argeta and Cockta in its portfolio.

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