Roman Abramovich, a Russian billionaire who owns the English soccer team Chelsea, is known for his amazing collection of superyachts, luxury cars, private planes, and lavish homes all over the world.
The Wall Street Journal used to call his collection of expensive things from all over the world “The Roman Empire.”
Abramovich was once the richest person in Russia, and he has made a lot of money for himself. According to Bloomberg, the 51-year-old billionaire owns the most shares in Evraz, which is Russia’s second-largest steelmaker. He also has shares in the world’s largest producer of refined nickel.
Roman Abramovich: Net Worth in 2022
Roman Abramovich is a businessman who is both Israeli and Russian. He is worth $13 billion as of 2022. Even though Abramovich is well-known in Israel and Russia for his work in politics and business, most people know him as the former owner of the English Premier League team Chelsea F.C. Abramovich has been the richest person in Israel at times because he has a lot of money.
Roman Abramovich: Early Life Details
Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich was born on October 24, 1966, in Saratov, Soviet Union, to Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich’s parents. Abramovich is sprung from a Lithuanian Jewish family, and his parents were exiled to Siberia as a result of the Soviet conquest of the country. Additionally, his grandfather was deported to a Gulag. By the time Roman was four years old, both of his parents had passed away. When the Soviet Union began to crumble and capitalism began to creep into the country, he made his fortune by selling products on the streets as a street trader. Early commercial achievements included the sale of consumer items such as tires and rubber ducks.
Roman Abramovich Rise to Prominence
Roman Abramovich amassed his great wealth as a result of his tight relationships with Russian government leaders, which enabled him to expand his role in the oil business even further. When the Russian oil giant Sebneft went public in 1995, Abramovich bought a commanding majority of the company’s stock. Later, he made significant investments in the steel industry in Russia. In recent years, Roman has shifted his attention to the purchase of technology-based businesses.
Roman Abramovich: Collection Of Art
Roman Abramovich is well-known for his extensive personal art collection, which is worth millions of dollars. He also sponsors a number of exhibits that are open to the general public on a regular basis. In 2008, he purchased a Francis Bacon painting at auction for about $86.3 million, which was the highest price ever paid for a painting. In addition, he paid around $33.6 million for a sculpture by Lucian Freud.
Roman Abramovich: Collection Of Yachts
Mr. Abramovich has amassed a substantial boat collection and is often regarded as the world’s greatest spender on yachts, having amassed a “fleet” of vessels with a combined value in the billions of dollars. Mr. Abramovich is the current owner of the Eclipse, a custom-built yacht that cost him around $400 million to construct. The Eclipse, which was previously the world’s largest privately-owned yacht, is equipped with two swimming pools, two helicopter landing pads, and a detachable submarine, among other amenities.
In the past, Abramovich was the owner of the Pelorus, another spectacular yacht that was given to Abramovich’s ex-wife as part of the settlement of their divorce. She later sold the boat for $300 million, which was a record for her. Prior to the Eclipse, Abramovich owned five yachts, the most recent of which was the Luna, which sold for $360 million.
Roman Abramovich: Collection Of Aircraft
Roman Abramovich also has a private aircraft fleet that he uses for business purposes. Perhaps his most spectacular aircraft is a Boeing 767-33A/ER known as The Bandit, which he flies often. Following its purchase from Hawaiian Airlines, the plane was refurbished and adapted to fulfill the specific requirements of Abramovich.
The plane is equipped with a dining room that seats 30 people and luxurious bathrooms. Aside from that, The Bandit is equipped with advanced missile avoidance technologies, which are the same as those used by Air Force One.
Roman Abramovich: Collection of Cars
According to reports, Abramovich’s automobile collection is worth more than $11 million. One of his most remarkable automobiles is a Ferrari FFX, which has a top speed of 190 mph and is one of just 29 ever built. He also owns a Pagani Zonda Roadster, which is a limited-edition model. There were just 15 of them made in total. In addition to the Bugatti Veyron, a Mercedes AMG GT3, and an Aston Martin Vulcan, Roman owns a number of other high-end automobiles.
Roman Abramovich: Real Estate
According to reports, Roman Abramovich owns a real estate portfolio worth more than 340 million pounds. Without a doubt, there are almost too many properties to mention them all. As an example, he recently purchased four adjacent townhouses on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, which are considered to be one of his most famous investments.
Abramovich purchased the four properties for a total of $74 million and intends to unite them all into a single structure that has been termed an “urban castle” by the media. Renovation expenditures were expected to exceed the value of the homes itself by $100 million, according to projections.
Another property in his portfolio that stands out is a former hotel on the Cote d’Azur, which is the French Riviera. Approximately 17 million pounds was spent by Abramovich on the purchase of the 12-bedroom building. The billionaire intends to utilize the hotel as a personal retreat during his tenure. The Royal Family used to stay at the hotel on a regular basis.
During the years 2006 to 2007, Abramovich undervalued the property, which resulted in a European court ordering him to pay an additional 1.2 million Euros in additional property taxes. He also owns a large property in Kensington Palace Gardens in London, valued at more than 125 million pounds. Another 30-million-pound London property contains a three-story waterfront penthouse in Chelsea, which is worth another 30 million pounds.
In 2020, it was claimed that Abramovich had spent $65 million for a sprawling estate in Israel, according to media reports. As the largest residential real estate transaction in Israeli history, the acquisition broke multiple Israeli real estate records, including the largest residential real estate acquisition in the country’s history.
After failing in his quest to purchase a whole ski town in Colorado, Abramovich settled on a 200-acre ski ranch in Colorado for $18 million in 2008. As an added bonus, the Russian millionaire spent $5.6 million to purchase a whole ski slope in the area.