Roman Abramovich buys a $90 million estate in St. Bart’s
Back in June, we told you about Roman Abramovich’s new megayacht “Eclipse,” which is also touted as the world’s biggest yacht. The Russian oligarch is back in the news for his ostentatious spending habits. This time this uber-rich socialite has bought a piece of the Caribbean with a $90 million estate in St. Bart’s which earlier belonged to Jeet Singh, co-founder of ATG, the Cambridge, Mass., maker of Web software. The 70-acre Governor beach estate boasts fabulous ocean views, a tennis court and swimming pool, which is a signature of all of St. Bart’s. Balinese bungalows, and is one of the most expensive properties ever sold.
This Russian magnate has lost more than half his fortune in the past year, which made him slip down to #51 spot on the prestigious Forbes World’s Billionaires 2009 list, but that has not stopped him from spreading his empire that includes a “La Leopolda,” a $500 million estate in the south of France, dubbed as world’s most expensive house at $500 million in 2008.