In 1995, Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky acquired the controlling interest in the large oil company Sibneft. Berezovsky was an associate of President Boris Yeltsin.
Each partner paid USD 100 million for half of the company and rapidly turned it into billions.
He sold his stake in Russian Aluminum to billionaire Oleg Deripaska. And he sold his stake in Sibneft to Gazprom for USD 13 billion in 2005. He still owns shares in Norilsk Nickel.
Chelsea Football Team
Abramovich owns the U.K.’s Chelsea soccer team. He acquired Chelsea in 2003. He paid US$ 140 million. He spent millions acquiring players. Since the takeover, the club has won 13 major trophies. This makes Chelsea the most successful English trophy-winning team in the decade.
Abramovich Net Worth
He is the 12th richest Russian with an estimated net worth of US$ 12.3 billion.
He also owned the gas-turbine-powered yacht Sussurro. Sussurro was given to his ex-wife as part of a divorce settlement. And he owned the expedition yacht Luna.
He also owned the yacht Le Grand Blue, but he gave her to his friend Eugene Shvidler in 2006. Early 2014 Abramovich sold a London mansion for US$ 40 million to Tetra-Pack heir Hans Rausing.
In 2014 Abramovich sold Luna to Azerbaijani billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov. Akhmedov acquired his wealth through natural gas producer Northgas. Akhmedov sold Northgas in 2012.
He was married to Dasha Zhukova and they have two children. Dasha comes from a rich family, her father is oligarch Alexander Zhukov.
He was married twice before, his first wife was Olga. That marriage was before he became rich.
His second wife Irina was a stewardess. She apparently received a US$ 300 million divorce settlement. And is said to have received the yacht Sussurro as part of the settlement.
Divorce from Dasha
In August 2017 it was announced that Roman and Dasha will separate after a 10-year marriage. But they will continue to work together in business. She will probably receive a divorce settlement of a few hundred million.
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