Roman Abramovich

Born Oct 24, 1966
Age 49
Hometown Saratov
Net Worth $12.1 Billion
Nationality Russian
Other Names Abramowitsch, Rom...
Ethnicity Russian Jewish

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, and for his wider involvement in European football. Abramovich is currently the 9th richest person in Russia and the 68th richest person in the world, according to the 2012 Forbes list, with an estimated fortune of US$12.1 billion.… Read More

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  • 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
  • Ferguson Backs Mourinho Ahead Of Crunch Porto Tie
    Yahoo News - Dec 08, 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.
2009 42 Years Old …  Early in 2009, The Times estimated that due to the global economic crisis he has lost £3 billion from his £11.7 billion wealth. … Read More
2010 43 Years Old Hiddink was replaced by another former European Cup winning boss, Carlo Ancelotti. In May 2010, Ancelotti took Chelsea to their first league and FA Cup "double" in his first season as manager.
In 2011 Berezovsky brought a civil case against Abramovich, called Berezovsky v Abramovich, in the High Court of Justice in London, accusing Abramovich of blackmail, breach of trust and breach of contract, and seeking over £3 billion in damages. … Read More
2013 46 Years Old On 1 July 2013, Chelsea celebrated 10 years under Abramovich's ownership. … Read More
2015 48 Years Old According to Forbes, Abramovich's net worth in 2015, was US$ 9.1 billion (2015), This makes him the 12th richest person in Russia and the 137th richest person in the world. … Read More
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