Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich, one of Russia’s wealthiest and influential businessman and investor holds the position of the World’s 50th Richest Person while in the Russian context his position is 5th. Known outside his country as the owner of famous Premier League football team Chelsea, he also owns Millhouse LLC, a private investment company. His net worth stands at U.S. $14.6 billion.
Abramovich showed his aptitude for entrepreneurship even in his student days. He started with a plastic toys manufacturing company and subsequently set up an oil business. It was in the Omsk region. He made his way into the Sibneft company and took sole charge with time. After selling it to Gazprom a state-run gas company of Russian origin, his wealth reached dizzying heights. His political aspirations took center stage post 1999 and he was elected to the Russian parliament’s lower house twice.
The astounding success and rise of Abramovich did not come without his share of thorns and hurdles. The business tycoon and investor had been slapped with allegations of threats and harassment by his former business partner Berezovsky. Accusations of evading taxes in the UK have also made headlines. His company Millhouse LLC has been accused of cheating by a Russian-based oil company Yurganeft.
Abramovich Family Profile
The Abramovich family has a history of tumultuous ups and downs.
Abramovich Parents- Irina Vasilevna Abramovich and Arkadiy Abramovich
Roman Abramovich was born to a Jewish couple, Irina Vasilevna Abramovich and Arkadiy Abramovich in 1966. His father was a construction site worker while his mother was a musician.He had the misfortune of losing the parents when he was barely two years old and after that he was raised by an uncle in Northern Russia.
Abramovich Spouse- Olga Yurevna Lysova (Ex), Irina Vyacheslavovna Malandina (Ex)
Olga Yurevna Lysova
Roman Abramovich is a much married man. His first wife was Olga Yurevna Lysova with whom he tied the knot in 1987. At that time, he was trying his luck at business. This marriage did not last long and they divorced in 1990.
Irina Vyacheslavovna Malandina
After ending his marriage with first spouse Olga, Abramovich married Irina Vyacheslavovna Malandina. The latter used to work as a stewardess in Aerofloat. This marriage lasted longer, but the couple eventually divorced in 2007. The marriage reportedly cost him a whopping US$300 million. He had 5 kids with the second spouse. After the divorce, Irina won the custody of the kids.
Roman Abramovich Partner- Dasha Zhukova
After divorcing Irina, Abramovich chose to stay away from the bonding of matrimony. His partner Dasha Zhukova gave birth to two kids.
Children Of Roman Abramovich and Irina Vyacheslavovna Malandina
Roman Abramovich has 7 kids in total- two with his present partner Zhukova and 5 with his second spouse Malandina.
- Ilya Abramovich
- Arina Abramovich
- Sofia Abramovich
- Arkadiy Abramovich
- Anna Abramovich
Arkadiy is a teenager, but reportedly has some of the business acumen that made his father successful and famous. He has reportedly bagged a major oil deal in Siberia.
Children Of Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova
With his partner, Zhukova Abramovich has two kids-
- Aaron Alexander
- Leah Lou.
Aaron was born in LA while Leah Lou was born in Manhattan.
Abramovich Family Net Worth
Net worth of Abramovichfamily currently stands at $9.4 billion. (As of 10/16/2014 @ 12:15PM )