Roman Abramovich | Net Worth $ 13 billion | Owner of the yacht Eclipse

Name:Roman Abramovich
Net Worth:$ 13 billion
Source of Wealth:Sibneft / Gazprom
Born:October 24, 1966
Country:Russia
Wife:Dasha Zhukova (divorced)
Children:Arkadiy, Sofia, Ilya, Arina, Anna, Aaron Alexander, Leah Lou
Residence:Lowndes Square, Belgravia, London, UK
Private Jet:Boeing 767 (P4-MES)

Boeking 787 (P4-BDL)

Gulfstream G650 (LX-GVI)

YachtEclipse

Who is Roman Abramovich?

He is a Russian billionaire born in 1966. He has 7 children. He is the owner of the investment company Millhouse and football club Chelsea FC. In 1988 Abramovich and his wife set up a company making dolls. This was an immediate success. Within a few years, he also started investing in other businesses.

From 1992 to 1995, he founded five companies. The companies conducted resale and produced consumer goods. They acted as intermediaries, specializing in the trading of oil and oil products.

He set up and liquidated at least 20 companies during the early 1990s. In sectors as diverse as tire retreading and bodyguard recruitment.

Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich


Sibneft

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.

Other Yachts

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.

Abramovich Wife

He was married to Dasha Zhukova and they have two children. Dasha comes from a rich family, her father is oligarch Alexander Zhukov.

Olga

He was married twice before, his first wife was Olga. That marriage was before he became rich.

Irina

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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Solaris

Solaris Yacht


Solaris

yacht Solaris

Building a new Expedition Yacht

We heard he is building a new private yacht, but we have not been able to identify the project. Update: its the new Solaris yacht.

Yacht Solaris

We were told that Abramovich is the new owner of the yacht Solaris. Project Solaris is an expedition yacht. She is more than 140 meters long. Some sources claim she will be much longer: near 200 meters.

Lloyd Werft

She is under construction at Lloyd Werft in Bremen Germany. We found an article in a German newspaper, more or less confirming this news. Production started in 2017, which makes sense given the current status of the hull.

This collage was created by Guillaume Conti. With photos of SuperYachtTimes, Butenunbinnen.de, and nwzonline.de. We expect that the Solaris  yacht will be delivered in 2021.

Luna

Lloyd Werft also built his previous expedition yacht Luna, which he sold to Farkhad Akhmedov.

Abramovich House