Introducing ‘Roman Abramovich’-The Powerful Russian Oil Barron
Roman Abramovich-The Russian “Oil Barron”
Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (born 24 October 1966) is a Russian billionaire businessman, investor, and politician.
Abramovich is the primary owner of the private investment company, Millhouse LLC and is best known outside Russia as the owner of Chelsea Football Club, a Premier League football club.
According to Forbes 2016 billionaire list, Abramovich’s net worth was US$7.6 billion, making him the 13th richest person in Russia, and the 151st richest person in the world. The same year, The Sunday Times estimated his net worth at ₤6.40 billion
His family is “Jewish”. Abramovich’s family is from Tauragė, Lithuania, Lithuanian spelling of the family name being Abramavičius His father Arkady (Aron) Abramovich (1937–1970), was a state office manager, while his grandfather Nahim (Nahman) Abramovich (1887–1942), was a businessman. Abramovich’s mother is Irina Michalenko, his maternal grandfather was Vassili Michalenko and his maternal grandmother was Faina Grutman.
This “Powerful Russian Billionaire” is known to make calculated moves
He rapidly made a name for himself within the industry and joined the board of the Sibneft company, eventually taking sole charge, and completing a merger which made it the fourth biggest oil company in the world. Sibneft was sold to the state-run Russian gas company, Gazprom, in 2005.
In 1999 he was elected to the lower house of the Russian parliament representing the isolated Siberian area of Chukotka, to which he has donated large sums for improvement schemes.
He was re-elected for a second term in 2005. Among his many homes is a country estate in Sussex, and he has become a familiar face in England since his acquisition of Chelsea Football Club in 2003.
Abramovich is a chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (which is allied with Putin’s administration), and donates money to the Chabad movement. Abramovich has been married three times.