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Sándor Demján remains Hungary's richest man

Construction magnate Sándor Demján again topped business daily Napi Gazdaság's annual list of the 100 richest Hungarians in 2010 with estimated wealth of HUF 150 billiion (€536.92 million) in 2010, up from HUF 140 billion in 2009, Napi Gazdaság reported on Thursday in a special supplement.

OTP Bank Chairman-CEO and food-industry company owner Sándor Csányi was second on the newspaper's 2010 list with an estimated fortune of HUF 120 billion, up from HUF 50 billion in 2009, while Gábor Várszegi, who owns holding company Fotex, was third on the list with estimated wealth of HUF 100 billion, up from HUF 74 billion in 2009.

The 100th richest Hungarian had wealth of HUF 4.3 billion in 2010.

Demján occupied first place on Napi Gazdaság's 2009 list of the 100 richest Hungarians as well, followed by Várszegi and Gábor Széles, who owns electronics manufacturing-services company Videoton, two television stations and newspaper.

IT and software-development company LogMeIn majority owner Márton Anka was the most highly ranked new member on the list, placing seventh with an estimated fortune of HUF 50 billion.

The combined wealth of the 100 richest Hungarian rose HUF 186 billion last year after a HUF 379 billion drop with the crisis in 2008. Stock prices, hit especially hard by the crisis rose from their 2008 bottoms in 2009. (MTI-ECONEWS)