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So what.

1782 days ago


He is the wealthiest man in Russia. Wealthier than the president, I think. I hear he's gonna sell Chelsea.

1782 days ago


Abramovich has been married twice, to Olga Yurevna Lysova in December 1987[9][63] (divorced 1990), and to Irina Vyacheslavovna Malandina in October 1991 (divorced 2007).[9][10][63] He and Irina have five children.

On 15 October 2006, the News of the World reported that Irina had hired two top UK divorce lawyers, following reports of Abramovich's close relationship with the 28-year old Daria Zhukova, the former girlfriend of tennis player Marat Safin and daughter of a prominent Russian oligarch based in London. It was speculated that a future divorce settlement (amounting to a conjectured £5.5 billion (€6.5 billion)) might be the highest ever on record. The Abramoviches replied that neither had consulted attorneys at that point.[64][65] However, they later divorced in Russia in March 2007, with a settlement reported as being US$300 million (€213 million).[66] Daria is currently pregnant with her first child and Roman's sixth.
[edit] "Private army"

Abramovich has recently boosted his security staff to a 40-person "private army", making him one of the best protected businessmen in the world.[20]
[edit] Other interests and activities
[edit] Art

Roman Abramovich sponsored an exhibition of photographs of Uzbekistan by renowned Soviet photographer Max Penson (1893–1959) which opened on 29 November 2006 at the Gilbert Collection at Somerset House in London. He previously funded the exhibition "Quiet Resistance: Russian Pictorial Photography 1900s-1930s" at the same gallery in 2005.[67] Both exhibits were organized by the Moscow House of Photography.

In May 2008 Abramovich emerged as a major buyer in the international art auction market. He purchased Francis Bacon's Triptych for €61.4 million (US$86.3 million) (a record price for a post-war work of art) and Lucian Freud's Benefits Supervisor Sleeping for €23.9 million (US$33.6 million) (a record price for a work by a living artist).[68]

His partner Dasha Zhukova is managing a gallery of modern art in Moscow that occupies a historical Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage building by Konstantin Melnikov. The building, neglected for decades and partially taken apart by previous tenants, was restored in 2007–2008 and reopened to the public in September 2008. Speed and expense of restoration is credited to sponsorship by Abramovich.[69]

He is also rumoured to be funding a film based on Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe.[70]
[edit] Homes

Abramovich qualified for the Sunday Times Rich List 2008, with an estimated fortune of €13.8 billion (£11.7 billion/US$19.3 billion), by virtue of retaining a property in Knightsbridge, London on Lowndes Square.

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1782 days ago


I'm almost in tears. I'd need that kind of money to pay back my student loans :'((

1781 days ago
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