- Birthday24th Oct, 66
- Birth PlaceRussia
- Marital statusDivorced
- I have no Napoleonic dream. I’m just hard-working and pragmatic.
- I’m realizing my dream of owning a top football club. Some will doubt my motives, others will think I’m crazy.
- Investors have very short memories.
- The goal is to win. It’s not about making money. I have many much less risky ways of making money than this (buying Chelsea football club). I don’t want to throw my money away, but it’s really about having fun and that means success and trophies.
- I love this game, I love this sport, I love this league. Why don't I get my own team?
Did you know?
- In 2009, Abramovich was rumored to have spent a staggering $52,000 on lunch at Nello’s in New York.
- Roman Abramovich threw a lavish £5 million New Year’s Eve party last year. He was said to spend £1.8 million on drinks and £1.2 million on performers.
- Abramovich maintains a security force which may even be envied by Royal families and head of states. His 40-man private army of security personnel makes him one of the most protected businessmen in the world. He rides in bulletproof cars and flies in the Boeing 767-33A/ER, which has an anti-missile system. His new yacht Eclipse comes fitted with intruder-detection systems and a German-built missile defense system. The master suite and the bridge are also fitted with bulletproof glass and both are armor plated. He is going to spend £250 million on the St Petersburg art museum project.
- Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich is now building himself an exclusive new $30 million private nightclub underneath his football club’s stadium in London.
- Abramovich Yacht "The Eclipse" takes close to $50 million each year to keep it running and single re-fueling costs around $650,000 each time. In order to keep up the maintainence cost this Yacht is available for hire at cost of US $ 2 Mn per week
- According to his secong wife Roman is paraniod about his own and his family security which ultimately resulted in their divorce. she told the Russian edition of OK! Magazine "My life with Roman was not the fairytale that the papers reported," and further added "For my security and that of our children, he hired a group of bodyguards from a protection agency and We changed mobile phone numbers once a week so nobody could trace my whereabouts. We were afraid of kidnapping attempts. "Yet we could not hide our children and not show them real life. So we went to theatres and museums with a crowd of bodyguards. Each year it got harder for me."
- A 2,000-ruble wedding present from Olga's (Roman's First Wife) parents (about £1,000 or US$2,000 at that time) was invested by Abramovich in smuggling of black market goods.
- Abramovich is rumlured to have his yachts crewed entirely by ex SAS crew, given his paranoia for security.
- Roman Abramovich can't speak English
Family & relationships
Lowndes Square mansion
Update: Billionaire Roman Abramovich has put down his Lowndes Square mansion on the market for £70 million.
This certainly has to be the grandest properties of the Russian Oligarch. And at an estimated worth of $200 million when completed, also the most expensive one.
Location: The grand villa is located in Knightsbridge, London
Accommodation: Abramovich first bought for himself two apartments at 39 Lowndes Square in 2000; $4 million and $5 million respectively. Later, he bought another flat in the same street for $3 million. Surely after in May 2006, paid another $10 million for two more grand apartments. Now he has combined all of his five distinct apartments/flats to built a grandios eight-bedroom mansion which has living a area of close to 30,000 sq feet. Spread across two stucco-fronted properties, the mansion has three underground stories and rises five stories above the ground totaling eigh floors hense the use of the two private elevators. The palatial property features cinema/entertainment room, an indoor pool, steam room and sauna, and a children’s study and entertainment room. The six family bedrooms and two guest suites will be equipped with en suite bathrooms.
Neighborhood: Knightsbridge is one of the posh areas of London hence many celebrities have houses close to it. From Madonna’s mansion in Marylebone to Jamie Oliver’s two-homes-into-one conversion in Primrose Hill, London boasts more celebrity houses than most cities.
Roman Abramovich's mansion
Gouverneur Bay Estate
Roman Abramovich bought this Governor beach estate for £59 million and threw a lavish New Years party with at least 400 celebrities this year.
Location: The property is located in Saint Barthélemy, French West Indies known as Gouverneur Bay estate.
Accommodation: The 70-acre Governor beach estate boasts of fabulous ocean views. The estate includes 4 Balinese-style bedroom bungalows, a big catering kitchen for large parties, a main living room salon called the Lizard Lounge, and an entertainment complex that includes a swimming pool with in-water speakers and a swim-up bar. The magnificent piece of property also has two tennis courts for the sporty types as well as a caretaker's cottage and an area for garages and mechanical equipment. The owner's suite, includes a bay view bedroom with a wrap around veranda with a behemoth–and air-conditioned–bathroom having a free standing soaking tub.
Gateway to beach house
Gouverneur Bay Estate
Elegant and Beautiful
Wildcat Ridge home
Roman Abramovich is an oligarch in Russia who has spent the most on properties. In April 2008 Abramovich bought Wildcat Ridge, which is a ranch perched above Snowmass Village. He bought this mansion form Leon Hirsch, former head of the medical firm US Surgical for $36 million.
Location: The mansion is located near Aspen, Colorado
Accommodation: The 14,300 sq ft house sits in 200 acres of land. It has 11 bedrooms 12 baths. The house is decked with mink upholstery and a wine-tasting room along with a media room and spa. The mansion is is perched at an elevation of 9,200 feet on Wildcat Ridge offering views for miles. The self-sufficient home is powered by 60 geothermal wells and has a dramatic folded plate roof with a large moss rock wall dividing the east and west wings of the building.
Neighborhood: Abramovich also spent more than $11 million earlier that year for a 5600 square feet home in the same area, which apparently did not fulfill his requirements.
Completely environment friendly
Roman Abramovich's property
Vast outside sitting area
A home amidst snow
Designed by Voorsanger Architects
Chateau La Croe
Roman Abramovich's Cap d'Antibes mansion comprises all luxuries and comfort in itself. The home was built in 1927 in strict Victorian style for the English aristocrat Sir William Pomeroy Burton. It has also been a home to King Edward VIII after he married Wallace Simpson and abdicated the throne. Roman Abramovich bought it in 2001 and spent over $100 million to renovate it.
Location: The mansion is located in south of France and costs £30million to him in 2001.
Roman's Chateau de la Croe
Fyning Hill estate
Russian oil tycoon and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich owns a sprawling estate in Fyning Hill. Roman Abramovich paid more than $20M to acquire this estate but had to give away in the divorce settlement with from second wife Irina.
Location: The estate is located in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England situated in the Western Rother valley.
Features: The estate is spread in the area of 300-acre that includes twenties mansion, a second house, six cottages, a staff flat and four guest rooms, also boasts three polo grounds. The estate also has formal gardens, a lake, a 50ft outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a go-kart track, a clay-pigeon shooting site, a trout lake, a rifle range and an equestrian centre.
Kensington palace garden
With the recent purchase of Kensington Palace Garden home, the Chelsea FC owner Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich has made an another addition to his London property empire. The property was once the Soviet embassy’s naval headquarters, which during the Cold War, Russian government use to monitor the activities from this base. It’s now part of the formal empire’s massive compound in ‘Billionaires Row’, Roman has acquired this mansion after paying whopping $119 million to hedge fund king Pierre Lagrange, who earlier acquired this mansion from the Russians for only $25 million in 2004.
Location: Kensington Palace Garden is located in West London
Accommodation: Termed as one of the most expensive residences located on Britain’s most expensive street, this mansion boasts 15 luxury bedrooms and extensive gardens.
Features: Featured with the unparalleled security, the extensive lush gardens along with the world’s richest neighbors, Roman and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova are now expected to renovate this mansion and will make it as their main residence. The couple is no stranger to extensive building work, as part of the renovation process; the basement will be converted into spa and gym, including a tennis court and an exclusive guitar to showcase Abramovich’s six vintage Ferraris.
Neighborhood: In proximity to Kensington Palace Garden, Late Princess Diana’s former home is within the hailing distance. Other notable neighbor includes steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, Leonard Blavatnik and foxtonfounder John Hunt.
The 163.5 meter yacht (536 feet) Eclipse is the world's largest yacht and at a reported cost of over £700 million, also the most expensive. Delivered in December, 2010, the yacht was constructed by Blohm + Voss from Germany in Hamburg. Mr. Roman Abramovich bought this giant of the sea at a time when most of the world’s working population was reeling under severe financial crisis, and he himself had lost a lot of his wealth in the process. But, it wasn’t a deterrent for him to splurge on super vessel.
Features & Toys : Due to the veils of secrecy that surrounds the yacht, not much is known about its design and interiors. However, as is the case with most of the expensive private yachts, the cruise boat comes with plentiful of toys which include its own helicopters with three landing pads, six tenders and the not-so-common fleet of three-man leisure submarines. The yacht is fortified with advanced technology and has been embedded from all possible angles with the armor plating, bullet proof windows, advanced missile detection system and a provision to escape via submarine located at the bottom end of the yacht. Since it’s a luxury boat, there are ample opportunities for the passengers to enjoy themselves in the 5000 sq ft master suite, a wellness center and the private theater. For those that might want to enjoy water sports, there are 2 swimming pools and 20 water-jets that would take them close to aquatic wonders.
Accommodation : The yacht has numerous ultra-luxurious VIP suits and guest suites which together with a crew of 60, can house a staggering 115 people at a time.
Specifications : This outrageous yacht has a displacement of 9,150 tonnes, yet has the muscle to reach a maximum speed of 26 knots, which is quite a feat. The worldwide capability which stands at a range of 8,500 miles at 25 knots also lives upto the hype of the yacht.
Charter : Initially, this super-yacht was meant exclusively for Roman Abramovich’s pleasure alone, but due to maintenance expenditures, even he was inclined to think the other way. The Eclipse takes close to $50 million each year to keep it running and single re-fueling costs around $650,000 each time. But taking the facilities into consideration, the uber rich could only be too happy to hire this vessel.
Eclipse is a Blohm + Voss product
Most expensive yacht ever
The yacht looks like a sea queen
Roman Abramovich with friends on his yacht
Fortress on water
Built in 2004 in the in the shipyard of Royal Van Lent, this luxury yacht was the largest Feadship ever built at the time of commissioning. The exterior design is the result of combined efforts from Terence Disdale and De Voogt Naval Architects. Terence has had influence in the Asian styled interior design of the yacht. It can carry 12 passengers in 6 separate suits. Four main MTU engines grant it a total power of 12,616 hp. Additionally it is outfitted with a General Electric LM2500 gas turbine on board, which gives a combined power of 30,843 hp. This allows the yacht to reach a maximum speed of more than 30 knots. The mystery over the ownership of this 282 feet yacht is shrouded in dark. Lately there have been reports that suggest Abramovich has sold this smallest member of his yacht family to an Arab Sheikh for $200 million. However, due to lack of solid evidence we can safely assume that Abramovich still enjoys cruising over Ecstasea
The Ecstasea Yacht
Terence Disdale Design
Luna is dubbed as the largest expedition yacht in the world. Designed by Lloyd Werft and Stahlbau Nord Shipyards, the 115m (377ft) motor yacht Luna is very luxurious featuring two helicopter pads, large, open aft deck with covered swimming pool and sunbathing areas, a dedicated open luxury leisure area featuring a beach club leading down to the swim platform.
The expedition yacht allows to cover greater distances without having to stop or refuel and is designed to sail smoothly even in difficult weather conditions. Abramovich traveled by private jet to Kjevik Airport, where he was transferred to a helicopter with his family to the landing pads of M/Y Luna.
One of the longest yachts
Meeting of mega-yachts
The plush interiors
One of the first Yacht Abramovich acquired, SUSSURRO is 50 meters long (162 foot) luxury yacht, developed at The Feadship De Vries Shipyard in 1998. It is a spacious superyacht and has its interior designed by the famous Terence Disdale Design. This yacht can easily sleep a total of 12 people on board and has space for 11 crew. It has all other luxurious amenties like swimming pool, Jacuzzi, spa and has a maximum speed of 46 knots.
New Holland Island
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich spent $400 million on buying New Holland Island, a collapsing ex-military base in a St. Petersburg canal. He intends to transform the island into a cultural center. The bid to run the island was won by Abramovich and is the latest of Abramovich's lavish spending sprees. The newly formed company will now invite architects to bid for the contract to transform the 18-acre island, which will take about six years to complete. New Holland island was created in the 18th century through the construction of two canals and gains it name from its resemblance to areas of Amsterdam.
Surrounded by historic buildings
Roman Abramovich flies in his private Boeing 767-33A/ER, which is also called the Bandit due to its cockpit paint detail. The plane was originally commissioned for Hawaiin Airlines, however, later it was customized for Abramovich's personnel fleet. It is reported to contain an anti-missile system. This 767 may look simple on the outside, but its interior is outfitted with chestnut and decorated with gold. The plane has a 30-seat dining room on board, and all other luxury amenities that make it a perfect meeting place away from all the disturbances of the world.
Abramovich became the first owner of a private Airbus A340, largest personal plane ever built. His plane is reported to have a gym, turkish bath, conference rooms, jacuzzi, bar and a restaurant.
The standalone bed
Abramovich owns three Eurocopter helicopters EC-145, EC-135T1 and EC-155B. These helicopters are found on one of his yachts. One at Blackbushe airport and one at his house Fyning Hill in the UK
ARTnews, the world's oldest fine arts magazine, has named Roman Abramovich as one of the world's top 10 art collectors based on intelligence gathered from auction houses, art dealers, curators and other experts. He has purchased a whole island for $400 million in St. Petersburg, Russia just to maintain his vast art collection. Although mystery shrouds over what really composes his art collection, he is known to be one of the most lavish spenders when it comes to colllecting masterpieces. His collection boast of rare creations of artists like Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon and others. Abramovich plans to transform the 18th century warehouses situated on the New Hollland Island island into a cultural and commercial centre.
Abramovich is world's greatest spender on luxury yachts, and had been linked to many high profile yacht's in past. He currently owns 5 super yachts, and has given them a nickname, "Abramovich's Navy"
Abramovich owns one of the most successful football club in English Premier League, "Chelsea", which he bought for $233 million in 2003. His passion for football and high profile club transfers has already made him very famous in European club football. He is also associated with Russian national team and PFC CSKA Moscow.
Sports Car Collection
With Cars like Ferrari FXX, Porsche Carrera GT (Modified), Bugatti Veryron, Maserati MC12 Corsa, Maybach 62 limousines, Ferrari 360 in garage one can easily qualify as one of top sports car enthusiast. His car collection doesn't even end here, these are just the jewels of his crown.
Ferrari 360 image
Mercedes Benz image
Ferrari FXX was a limited edition car of which only 30 were created. The car is empowered with a 6.3 litre, V12 engine with a displacement of 6262 CC, and power generation capability of about 860 HP. Other celebrity owners of the car include F1 champ Michael Schumacher.
Porsche Carrera GT (Custom)
Powered by 5733 cc engine and 612 hp this car may seem under powered compared to other cars in Abramovich's fleet, but is still one of best sports car produced in 21st century. Abramovich has apparently got it custom fitted with bullet proof and bomb proof glasses and windshield.
An engineering marvel, Bugatti Veryron is the fastest street legal car in the world. No wonder Roman Abramovich, who has a penchant to drive fast cars has one of these. His car's colour scheme is blue on black.
The vibrant design
The mid engined car
Maserati MC12 Corsa
Only 50 such cars were made, all of which were pre sold. One of them increases the grace of Abramovich's extravagant garage. It has a 6 litre engine and capable of producing 630 HP. It was developed out of chassis of The Ferrari Enzo.
Transmission control unit
Maybach 62 Limousine
Considered as one of the most luxurious car in world, this car has created new benchmarks in terms of luxury and performance. These have been further customized to include security features like bullet proof glasses and explosion proof armour as well. Roman Abramovich owns two of them.
Complete executive car
This 4 liter and 400 HP engine powered sports car from Ferrari hits 60mph in just 4.5 seconds and accelerates all the way to 185mph. It was one of first sports car bought by Abramovich.
Rolls Royce Corniche
Corniche was the only new Rolls-Royce developed under Volkswagen's ownership in 2000 when it was launched. This also happens to be the very last Rolls-Royce to be made at the Crewe plant before it was turned over entirely to the production of Bentley models. Like other Abramovich Cars this is also a special edition and was one of a batch of 374.
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has a luxurious lifestyle which is reflected by his fancy wheels. One of his lavish cars is Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR was primarily designed as a grand tourer and race car that was built by Mercedes-AMG. This sports car was initially designed as a race car for long distance race championships. But super rich people like Abramovich love to park the car in his garage as his personal collection.
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
Porsche 911 GT1
Only 25 of such cars were built for the road and that too after a special test by German Govt. regarding their road safety. Thus, it comes as a no surprise that one of them is parked in Abramovich's garage given his love for special edition sports cars.
The Russian business tycoon recently acquired an electric car which was a far cry from the opulent vehicles he normally drives. The Chelsea Football Club owner was spotted having a good time driving the vehicle with his friend in a nice afternoon sunshine. Roman Abramovich’s four-seater electric car is an eco-friendly vehicle offering zero emissions. It features an innovative curved design to ensure excellent visibility from inside. World’s 68th richest person and Russia’s ninth richest man, Abramovich already owns a range of opulent cars which include £1 million customized Maybach 62 limousines featuring a bomb and bullet-proof structure, a $2.2 million Ferrari FXX, a Bugatti Veyron, and several high end sports cars.
Getting out from his car
The Chelsea Football Club owner was spotted having a good time driving the vehicle
Olga was a single mother at the time of marriage and thus as per those days customs of Russia, their marriage was a low key affair, attended by only a close group of 15 family members and relatives.
This is one preferred vacation spot of Abramovich as he loves to ski, apparently he likes the place so much that he purchased a 200 acre estate here for vacations.
Roman Abramovich is a fan of the islands of the Saronic Gulf, and a regular visitor here. His yachts have been spotted docked on beaches here several times. he also had his youngest son's baptism ceremony ( in absolute secrecy ) here as well.
Roman Abramovich a Russian oligarch who owns world’s most expensive yacht love to holiday in his favorite destination St. Barts island. Roman Abramovich hosts his annual New year eve party at one of the most popular holiday destination, St Barts Island. He also bought for himself a 70 acre beach estate for an astronomical sum of $90 million to make it a second home away from his primary residence at Moscow and London.
Location: Roman Abramovich was spotted in St. Barts Island for New Year celebration. The island is an overseas collectivity of France and is amid utmost natural beauty. The island was discovered by Columbus in 1493 named for his brother Bartolomeo.
Main Attraction: St. Barts Island is one f the favorite destinations of many rich and famous people. Celebrities like Harrison Ford, Liz Claiborne, Beyoncé or Black Eyed Peas often visit this place. People visit this place for many reasons like:
Attractive beaches: The place is blessed with fourteen beaches all are naturally rich and filled with unique species of flora and fauna.
Water sports: The resorts at beach offer sports like scuba diving, Motor Yachts and Jet Skis, Sailing and Surf and windsurfing.
Spa: The resorts at the island treat guests with luxurious spa and wellness therapies. Several hotels are equipped with fitness clubs and air-conditioned rooms complete with sophisticated equipment.
Roman Abramovich on holidays
New year eve in St Barts
Restoration of Moscow Gallery of contemporary art
Abramovich supported the cause of Russian Art once more with help of his domestic partner Daria Zhukova. He funded the Restoration work of historic Moscow Gallery of contemporary art which was then opened to public in 2008.
Benefits Supervisor Sleeping (Painting)
The Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is a prolific contemporary art collector and has art worth millions. In 2008 the rich Russian splurged some £17.2million on a painting by Lucian Freud. The painting, completed in 1995, features Sue Tilley stretched naked across a sofa and has a world auction record for a living artist. The female in the painting is Sue Tilley who often poses for Lucian Freud Portraits. The legendry artist passes away last year in January at the age of 88-years. Lucian Freud was considered a controversial painter known for his intense realist portraits and he mostly used to paint his subjects nude.
National Portrait Gallery in London
Sleeping by the Lion Carpet
Triptych, 1976 (Painting)
Mr. Abramovich didn't think twice before shelling out a record $86 million for the Francis Bacon's creation selling at an auction at Sotheby's. This made the painting the world's most expensive artwork to be ever sold at an auction.
VIP 1 - Registration Plate
Roman Abramovich brought this exclusive number plate "VIP 1" for his beloved blue Rolls-Royce Corniche IV Convertible. He brought this number plate for around half a million dollar at an auction in Great Britain. This number plate previously was used by Pope John Paul II on his Popemobile when he visited Ireland in 1979.
Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust painting
Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich is the proud owner of the Pablo Picasso masterpiece painting “Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust”. One of the most celebrated works of the European artist Picasso, the painting was sold at the auction for a hefty record breaking $106.5 million, making Abramovich the owner of world's most expensive painting. Picasso crafted the drawing masterpiece in 1932, within the duration of a day after he got motivation from his then-mistress “Marie Therese Walter”.
Mr. Abramovich is a true style icon and his choices of cars prove it. He has several flagship models of Mercedes which goes with his luxurious persona. Two best customized models from his collection are Maybach 62 and a CLK GTR in which he is often spotted.