Roman Abramovich

Born Oct 24, 1966

Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich is a Russian business tycoon and the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC. He is known outside Russia as the owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English Premier League football team. Abramovich is currently the 5th richest person in Russia and the 50th richest person in the world, according to the 2012 Forbes list, with an estimated fortune of UK£8.4 billion.… Read More

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  • Billionaire Sends Kids On Trip Of A Lifetime
    CNN - Jul 01, 2016
  • John Terry Insists Chelsea Players Feel Responsible For José Mourinho Exit
    Guardian (UK) - Dec 20, 2015
  • Guus Hiddink Confirmed As Chelsea Interim Manager Until End Of Season
    Guardian (UK) - Dec 19, 2015
  • Soccer Chelsea Outclass Porto To Ease Pressure On Mourinho
    Yahoo News - Dec 09, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Roman Abramovich.


1966 Birth Born on October 24, 1966.


1987 - 1991 3 More Events
From 1992 to 1995, Abramovich founded five companies that conducted resale, produced consumer goods, and acted as intermediaries, eventually specializing in the trading of oil and oil products.
1993 26 Years Old According to two different sources, he first met Berezovsky either at a meeting of the Russian businessmen in the Caribbean in 1993 or in the summer of 1995 on the yacht of his friend Pyotr Aven. … Read More
In 1995, Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky, an associate of President Boris Yeltsin, acquired the controlling interest in the large oil company Sibneft.
1996 29 Years Old By 1996, at the age of 30, Abramovich had become close to President Boris Yeltsin, and had moved into an apartment inside the Kremlin at the invitation of the Yeltsin family.


In 1999, the 33-year-old Abramovich was elected governor of the Russian province of Chukotka. … Read More
2000 33 Years Old 1 More Event
He started the charity Pole of Hope to help the people of Chukotka, especially children, and in December 2000 was elected governor of Chukotka, replacing Alexander Nazarov.
2003 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Abramovich was named Person of the Year by Expert, a Russian business magazine. … Read More
2004 37 Years Old Chelsea ended the 2004–05 season as league champions for the first time in 50 years and only the second time in their history. … Read More
2006 39 Years Old 1 More Event
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 then 25-year-old Dasha Zhukova, the former girlfriend of the tennis player Marat Safin and daughter of a prominent Russian oligarch, Alexander Radkin Zhukov. … Read More


In 2007 Putin consulted in meetings with Abramovich on the question of who should be his successor as president - Medvedev was personally recommended by Abramovich. … Read More
Boris Berezovsky (his one-time business partner) alleged in 2008 that Abramovich harassed him with "threats and intimidation" to cheat him to sell his valuable shares at less than their true worth. … Read More
2009 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 44 Years Old 1 More Event
The following season, in January 2011, Spanish footballer Fernando Torres completed his move to Chelsea on a -year contract on 31 January for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £50 million, which set a new record for a British transfer and made him the fourth most expensive footballer in history.
2012 45 Years Old He won Chelsea the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League against Benfica before leaving at the end of his term as interim manager. … Read More
2013 46 Years Old On 1 July 2013, Chelsea celebrated ten years under Abramovich's ownership. … Read More
2014 47 Years Old According to Putin, Abramovich has been cheated by Igor Kolomoyskyi. Putin claimed in 2014 that Kolomoyskyi had reneged on a contract with Abramovich, saying “He Kolomoyskyi even managed to cheat our oligarch Roman Abramovich two or three years ago. … Read More
2015 48 Years Old 1 More Event
According to Forbes, Abramovich's net worth in 2015 was US$ 8.3 billion (2015), making him the 12th richest person in Russia, and the 137th richest person in the world. … Read More
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