Roman Abramovich

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Roman Abramovich
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Abramovich in 2007
Born
Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich

(1966-10-24) 24 October 1966 (age 55)
Nationality
  • Russian
  • Israeli
OccupationBusinessman, entrepreneur, politician
Known for
Net worthUS$12.1 billion (August 2019)[1]
Spouse(s)
Olga Lysova
(m. 1987; div. 1990)

Irina Malandina
(m. 1991; div. 2007)

Dasha Zhukova
(m. 2008; div. 2017)
Children7, including Arkadiy Abramovich
Awards
Governor of Chukotka
In office
17 December 2000 – 3 July 2008
Preceded byAlexander Nazarov
Succeeded byRoman Kopin

Roman Abramovich (born October 24, 1966 in Saratov, Russia) is a Russian-British businessman. Roman Abramovich was born in Saratov, in the former Soviet Union (FSU) on October 24, 1966. He was orphaned at the age of three and raised by his uncle in Ukhta, in the Komi Republic in northern Russia. When he was eight, Abramovich went to live with his grandmother in Moscow.[2]

Wealth[change | change source]

He is one of the richest men in the world.[3] As in 2019, his wealth was estimated at $12.9 billion by Forbes which made him the wealthiest person in Israel, where he resides, and the 140th wealthiest person in the world.[4]

Business[change | change source]

Abramovich is the owner of Millhouse, LLC, a private investment company, the owner of Evraz, a steel making and mining company, and major shareholder of Norilsk Nickel, a nickel and palladium mining and smelting company. He is also part owner or significant shareholder in a multitude of international corporations, primarily in steel and mining, and private investment and is well known for his sports team—Chelsea Football Club, one of the most successful and popular football teams in the United Kingdom.[5]

Works in Russia[change | change source]

In 1999, Abramovich who was then 33 years old, was elected governor of the Russian province of Chukotka, and was subsequently elected for a second term, serving until 2008.

Abramovich has received the ‘Order of Honor’ by the President of Russia for his significant contribution to economically developing the autonomous district of Chukotka. He was also given the ‘Order of Friendship’ by the President.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Roman Abramovich". forbes.com. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. "Everything you need to know about mega philanthropist Roman Abramovich". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com. Retrieved 2021-11-05.
  3. "Most Charitable Russian Abramovich Leads Billionaires". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  4. Forbes list of the richest people
  5. "The full story of Roman Abramovich and the new Chelsea era". Retrieved 2021-11-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Other websites[change | change source]