Roman Abramovich Biography: Net Worth, Business, New Yacht, House
Roman Abramovich Biography, Net Worth, Business, New Yacht, House, Wife, Children, Age, Height, Weight, Education, Parents, Siblings, and all facts about the Russian billionaire.
- Full / Real Name: Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich
- Nickname: Roman Abramovich
- Nationality: Russian, Israeli
- Gender: Male
- Profession: Businessman, Politician
- Height: 5.8ft (1.77 m)
- Weight: 74 kg
- Age: 55 years (as of March 2022)
- Date of Birth: October 24, 1966
- Place of Birth: Saratov, Russia
- Spouse: Dasha Zhukova (m. 2008–2017), Irina Malandina (m. 1991–2007), Olga Yurevna Lysova (m. 1987–1990)
- Children: Arkadiy Abramovich, Sofia Abramovich, Ilya Abramovich, Leah Lou Abramovich, Aaron Alexander Abramovich, Anna Abramovich, Arina Abramovich
- Parents: Arkadiy Abramovich, Irina Vasilevna Abramovich
- Education: School No. 232 (1974–1983), Ukhta School No. 2, Industrial Institute in Ukhta, Moscow Automobile and Road Construction University, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Kutafin Moscow State Law University
- Net Worth: $12.4 Billion
Roman Abramovich Biography
Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich is a Russian oligarch, billionaire, businessman, and politician. He’s the owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English professional football club based in Fulham, West London.
Abramovich was a close friend of the former Russian president Boris Yeltsin and current Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Abramovich is the primary owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC, and is most well-known outside of Russia because he is the owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English professional football club based in Fulham, West London. He was the Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug from 2000 until 2008.
Abramovich made himself rich in the years after the fall of the Soviet Union, obtaining Russian state-owned assets for a price that were far below the market value during Russia’s controversial privatization program of loans-for-shares.
Roman Abramovich Early Life
Abramovich began his career in the business world while he was serving in the army. Abramovich began his career as a street-trader and later as a mechanic in a local factory.
Abramovich studied at the Gubkin Institute of Oil and Gas, Moscow. He then traded commodities for Runicom, a Swiss trading company.
Abramovich was able to legallyize his business after perestroika opened up privatization opportunities in the Soviet Union in 1988. Olga and he set up a doll-making company. His wealth grew from oil conglomerates to the pig farms within a few years. He traded in timber, sugar, and other products.
He was arrested in 1992 and sent to prison for a case involving theft of government property.
Roman Abramovich Age & Date of Birth
Roman Abramovich is 55 years as of March 2022, he was born on October 24, 1966, in Saratov, Russia.
Roman Abramovich Height & Weight
What is Roman Abramovich height and weight? His height is 5.8ft (1.77 m) and his weight is 74 kg.
Roman Abramovich Education
He studied and graduated from School No. 232 (1974–1983), Ukhta School No. 2, Industrial Institute in Ukhta, Moscow Automobile and Road Construction University, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, and Kutafin Moscow State Law University.
Roman Abramovich Marriage, Wife & Children
Abramovich has been married and divorced three different times. After a brief stint with the Soviet Army in December 1987, he married Olga Yurevna Lysova. They divorced in 1990. He married Irina Malandina, an ex-Russian Aeroflot stewardess, in October 1991. Five children were born to them; Ilya, Arina, Sofia, Arkadiy, and Anna.
Anna, his eldest daughter, is a Columbia University graduate and lives in New York City. Sofia, his youngest daughter, is a professional equestrian who lives in London after she graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London. The couple divorced in 2007.
The News of the World reported on October 15, 2006, that Irina had hired two top UK divorce lawyers. This was in response to reports of Abramovich’s close relationship with the then 25-year-old Dasha Zhukova (the daughter of a prominent Russian oligarch, Alexander Zhukov). A future divorce settlement (amounting to a conjectured £5.5 billion (€6.5billion) was speculated to be the largest ever recorded.
The Abramoviches responded that they had not consulted lawyers at that time. They later split in Russia in March 2007 with a settlement reported to be $300 million (€213million). Zhukova was married to Abramovich in 2008. They have two children: Aaron Alexander and Leah Lou. The couple announced their separation in August 2017. Their divorce was finalized in 2018.
Roman Abramovich Marriage Parents: Father, Mother & Siblings
Abramovich is from a Jewish family. His mother, Irina Vasilievna Abramovich (nee Mikhailenko), was a music teacher who died when Roman was just one year old. His father, Aron (Arkady) Abramovich Leibovich (1937-1969), worked in the Komi ASSR’s economic council.
Roman’s maternal grandparents were Vasily Mikhailenko and Faina Borisovna Grutman, both were born in Ukraine. Faina Borisovna Grutman, Roman’s maternal grandmother, fled from Ukraine in the early days of World War II. Irina was three years old at the time.
Roman’s paternal grandparents, Nachman Leibovich and Toybe (Tatyana) Stepanovna Abramovich, were Belarusian Jews. They lived in Belarus, and after the revolution they moved to Taurage, Lithuania, with the Lithuanian spelling of the family name being Abramavicius.
The Soviet Union annexed Lithuania in 1940, the Soviets “cleared the anti-Soviet criminal and socially hazardous element” just before the Nazi German invasion of the USSR. Whole families were sent to Siberia. Abramovich’s grandparents were separated when deported.
The father, mother and children; Leib, Abram, and Aron (Arkady) were all in separate cars. Many deportees were killed in the camps. Abramovich’s grandfather was one of them. Nachman Leibovich died in 1942 at the NKVD camp in the settlement Resheti, Krasnoyarsk Territory.
Abramovich lost his parents at the tender age of four. He was raised by family members and spent most of his childhood in the Komi Republic, northern Russia. Abramovich is Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia and a trustee of Moscow Jewish Museum.
Abramovich established a forest of approximately 25,000 rehabilitated trees in memory of Lithuanian Jews who were killed in the Holocaust, plus a virtual memorial and tribute for Lithuanian Jewry (Seed a Memory). This allows people all over the globe to remember their ancestors’ stories by naming a tree, and adding their names to the memorial.
Roman Abramovich New Yacht & House
Abramovic recently purchased a new yacht, known as Solaris worth $600 million, and is an absolute beast. Boasting two advanced electric engines, it is believed to be the most powerful yacht in the world.
Its accommodation isn’t bad, either, with the entire structure measuring a whopping 140 metres in length. This means that there’s plenty of space on board for 48 cabins, a pool, jacuzzi and spa and an outdoor beach club.
Abramovich and his guests will also have their pick of eight decks from which to enjoy the sea views, including one which has its own helicopter pad.
Chelsea FC billionaire owner Roman Abramovich’s new $600 million superyacht “Solaris” is INSANE 🔥 pic.twitter.com/pgd6KHNeeR
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) August 16, 2021
Abramovich has a five-bedroom mansion in London, Kensington Palace Gardens, valued at more than £150 million ($275 million).
Roman Abramovich Net Worth
Roman Abramovich net worth is estimated at $12.4 billion as of March 2022. He is one of the richest football owners in the world.
- Net Worth: $12.4 billion