If in recent weeks with the word “feminism” were mostly scandals, that today there is a reason to rejoice for a really worthwhile achievement. Forbes magazine reported that in Russia there was a second female billionaire. She was the founder and owner of the online store Wildberries Tatiana Bakalchuk. We will remind, last year it first entered the list of Russia — her fortune was estimated at $ 600 million.
However, according to new data from Forbes Wildberries took fourth place in the ranking of most expensive companies in the Runet, becoming so-called “unicorn” (the term was coined in 2013 to describe startups, the cost of which exceeded one billion dollars). Online retailer was estimated at $ 1.2 billion. Well, because, as it is reported, Bakalchuk is the sole owner of your business, the new valuation of the company increases and as a businesswoman.
Now, Bakalchuk already comes on the heels of Elena Baturina, the head of the Inteco Management and wife of the former mayor of Moscow, whose state also is estimated by Forbes at $ 1.2 billion.
Given the pace of business growth, Bakalchuk, soon she is able to be and overtake the competition by rating. Last year Wildberries almost doubled its revenue (for the year 2018, it amounted to 1.7 billion dollars) and opened almost a thousand new product (now the company 2 799). In addition, construction of a new distribution center in the suburbs area of 145 thousand square meters.
This success, Tatiana has made completely on its own. Family capital and Swiss Bank accounts at the start she didn’t have the education, Bakalchuk English teacher. Their business she started in 2004 with her husband Vladislav, and at first engaged in the sales of things through catalogs Otto and Quelle, the first warehouse was the private apartment of aspiring entrepreneurs.
Gradually the range has expanded (today the site you can find toys, sports and baby food, electronics, and much more). Attendance is about 60 million people a month.