Billionaire Oligarch Roman Abramovich has a net worth of roughly $12.3 billion dollars, today we look at his net worth, lifestyle and more.
ROMAN ABRAMOVICH NET WORTH – $12.3 BILLION DOLLARS
|NAME: Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich|
|OCCUPATION: Russian Business Oligarch|
|BIRTHDAY: 24 October 1966|
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Russia / Soviet Union|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH: Business|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Ukhta & Moscow|
EARLY LIFE & CAREER
Born in Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union in 1966, not much is known about the early life of Roman Abramovich and was raised by relatives and spent much of his youth in the Komi Republic in northern Russia, having lost both parents by the age of four years old.
Entering the business world while working in the army, he worked as a street trader and later as a mechanic at his local factory.
He initially attended the Gubkin Institute of Oil and Gas in Moscow and traded commodities for the Swiss trading firm Runicom.
He was involved in the loans-for-shares scheme after the fall of the Soviet Union and, along with his new friend Boris Berezovsky, he acquired a controlling interest in the large oil company Sibneft.
Abramovich has invested over $30 million dollars in StoreDot, founded by Doron Myersdorf and became good friends with Boris Yeltsin in 1996.
Abramovich was elected governor of the Russian province of Chukotka in 1999 and ran for the job a second time and he was appointment on 21st October 2005.
He has since been the owner of a number of comompanies, most notably, Chelsea Football Club, which he aquired in 2003, taking the club to over 18 trophy wins since its aquisition and is now selling the club.
Roman Abramovich owns a $500 million dollar property empire throughout the world including a £12 million kensington mansion and a Thames-side penthouse worth £22 million.
The billionaire owns Fyning Hill Estate, which he purchased back in 1999 and the estate includes 24 acres and came with five houses and nine cottages.
Abramovich paid £54 million for an estate in the Caribbean that is set in dense forest for privacy and features an outdoor cinema and two tennis courts.
His Chelsea flat located in Cheyne Terrace was purchased for £9 million and is located at the former Lots Road power station development.
His £18 million dollar Ski Ranch in Colorado was purchased after he failed to buy the whole town and the 00-acre ranch is located on Wildcat Ridge, near Aspen with 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.
The creme-de-la-creme of his houses has to be the £87 million Chateau de la Croe, located in the South of France and the home has hosted notable names such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and even Winston Churchill.
His yacht collection is almost as famous as his Plane collection and his floating real estate includes the £430million superyacht named Solaris.
Eclipse, his largest yacht is fitted with a missile detection system, missile launchers and self-defense systems with a rotor-based stabilization system and 70 crew members
The Eclipse features two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, several hot tubs, and a disco hall while often being seen in St. Martin.
Other yachts he has previously owned include the £16 million Sussurro, £276 million Luna, £274 million Pelorus,£110 million Ecstasea and the £110 million Le Grand Bleu.
Dubbed a 747 mansion, Abramovich owns a customized Boeing 767-33AER that is worth a whopping $170 million, is nicknamed the bandit, and features a Banquet hall for 30 people.
The jet was built in 2003 and was operated by private air charter company Global Jet Luxembourg and reportedly features the same kind of anti-missile system as Air Force One.
Able to jam radio frequencies of non-friendly forces, Abramovich can fly in relative safety, the plane features gold plating, a full kitchen and living accomodation.
Other jets in the billionaires collection include a Boeing 737-700 and he added a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to his collection in 2021.
Roman Abramovich owns a massive car collection including a Pagani Zonda R worth £2.5million pounds and Porsche 911 GT1 Evo worth £1.7million pounds
Other cars include the $1.7m million Ferrari FXX, £1.5m Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin Vulcan, Maserati MC12 Corsa, Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR and two Maybach 62 Limousines each costing £1million.
Special cars in his garage include the £600,000 Rolls-Royce Corniche, £840,000 Lamborghini Reventon and a Ferrari 360 worth £120,000.
Overall its thought he owns roughly £16 million pounds worth of luxury cars.
FRIENDS, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Thought to be a good friend of fellow oligarch Eugene Shvidler, Abramovich is thought to have made around $7 billion with him trading oli in Russia.
He is also good friends with a number of other influential people including current Russian leader Vladimir Putin and José Mourinho.
He was once good friends with Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky, however some rough business dealings and sevral lawsuits have now put this friendship on ice.
Abramovich has been married and divorced three times and his partners have included former Russian Aeroflot stewardess, Irina Malandina, Olga Yurevna Lysova and Dasha Zhukova.
His daughter Sofia is often pictured living a lavish lifestyle on private yachts and jets with expensive clothes and partying into the early hours.
His family included his maternal grandparents, Vasily Mikhailenko and Faina Borisovna Grutman and his mother and father Irina Vasilievna Abramovich and Aron Abramovich Leibovich.
Known as a playboy in the social scene, Abramovich has been spotte din a number of luxury locations including St Barts, Dubai and the Carribean.
He was once known to holiday in Scotland and was once spotted on the river in Dubrovnik.
He established a forest of some 25,000 new and rehabilitated trees in memory of Lithuania’s Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust.
He is a considerable art collector and owns Francis Bacon’s Triptych purchased in 1976 for €61.4 million, Lucian Freud’s Benefits Supervisor Sleeping worth €23.9 million and the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, restored in 2008.
Abramovich became a Portuguese citizen as part of the country’s Nationality Act in 2021 and became an Israeli citizen a month after the UK delayed renewing his visa in 2018.