66 Facts About Roman Abramovich

1. In 2015, Roman Abramovich invested and led a $30 million round of funding with business partner OD Kobo Chairman of PIR Equities.

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2. Roman Abramovich was very keen to bring the Spaniard to west London, and made him a key transfer target back in 2011.

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3. Roman Abramovich bought the hotel from Gal Gadot's husband Yaron Varsano and Varsano's brother Guy.

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4. Roman Abramovich previously funded the exhibition "Quiet Resistance: Russian Pictorial Photography 1900s–1930s" at the same gallery in 2005.

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5. Roman Abramovich cooperated with the investigation, and the charges were dropped after the oil production factory was compensated by the diesel's buyer, the Latvian-US concern Chikora International.

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6. Roman Abramovich 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.

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7. Roman Abramovich co-operated with the investigation, and the case was closed after the oil production factory was compensated by the diesel's buyer, the Latvian-US company, Chikora International.

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8. Roman Abramovich was formerly governor of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug from 2000 to 2008.

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9. Roman Abramovich is responsible for making Chelsea what it is today and under Antonio Conte and a batch of brilliant players, they look set to herald a new era.

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10. Roman Abramovich is often regarded as Russia's reply to Florentino Perez and the man responsible for such inflated fees being paid around for footballers in the modern day.

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11. Roman Abramovich has reportedly owned at least three other yachts in his lifetime.

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12. Roman Abramovich has reportedly spent hundreds of millions of dollars on yachts in his lifetime.

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13. Roman Abramovich has already paid a combined $90 million for the structures.

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14. Roman Abramovich has been married three times and has seven children.

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15. Roman Abramovich is restructuring his most valuable assets to shield them from potential sanctions from the United States.

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16. Roman Abramovich had a court battle with fellow tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who was recently found dead in his apartment.

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17. Roman Abramovich has been in the news a great deal lately.

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18. Roman Abramovich has been in London and was at the home defeat to Bournemouth that preceded Monday night's loss to Watford, but he has not canvassed the opinion of Conte's crop of players as Chelsea wait to see whether they can lift themselves out of their recent slump.

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19. Roman Abramovich managed to stay in the good books of Vladimir Putin, who became the Prime Minister in 1999 and took on the oligarchs for interfering in the affairs of the government.

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20. Roman Abramovich cashed in his Sibneft stake when the firm were bought by another Russian oil company.

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21. Roman Abramovich dropped out of two colleges and served in the army before appearing in Moscow as a right-hand man to Boris Berezovsky.

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22. Roman Abramovich has invested tens of millions of dollars in more than a dozen Israeli startups, including BrainQ and StoreDot.

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23. Roman Abramovich completed the application process and was granted Israeli citizenship in May 2018.

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24. In 1992, Roman Abramovich founded Mekong and began selling oil from Noyabrsk.

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25. Roman Abramovich is Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, a trustee of the Moscow Jewish Museum, and donates money to the Chabad movement.

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26. Roman Abramovich is the primary owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC and is best known outside Russia as the owner of the Chelsea Football Club, a Premier League soccer club.

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27. Roman Abramovich is a Russian billionaire businessman, investor, and politician.

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28. Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003 while he was still governor of Chukotka province.

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29. Roman Abramovich was the first person to originally recommend Vladimir Putin as the successor of the then president, to Boris Yeltsin.

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30. Roman Abramovich is one who makes business profit from his relationship with others including marriage.

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31. Roman Abramovich had to put an end to academic pursuit after he was drafted for compulsory military service Military Service in 1974.

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32. Roman Abramovich was born on the 24th of October 1966 at Saratov, Russia.

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33. Roman Abramovich owns the biggest yacht in the world, the $1 billion Eclipse.

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34. In 2008 Roman Abramovich spent $120 million on two paintings, The Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud which are on display in his home.

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35. Roman Abramovich is the owner of Chelsea Football Club, one of the top soccer teams in the world.

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36. Roman Abramovich bought nine apartments in London and converted them into a mansion.

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37. Roman Abramovich recently spent $8 million on a party in St Bart's.

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38. In 2016, Roman Abramovich applied for residency in Switzerland, intending to move to the ski resort of Verbier.

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39. Roman Abramovich has invested in more than a dozen Israeli startups including rapid-battery charger technology developer Storedot.

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40. Roman Abramovich owns the Varsano boutique hotel in Tel Aviv's Neve Tzedek neighborhood, which he bought for 100 million NIS in 2015 and is converting it into his Israeli home.

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41. Roman Abramovich had been travelling in and out of the UK for years on a Tier-1 investor visa, designed for wealthy foreigners who invest at least £2 million in Britain.

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42. In May 2018, Roman Abramovich became an Israeli citizen a month after the UK delayed renewing his visa.

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43. In 2014, Roman Abramovich hired British singer Robbie Williams to headline a New Year's dinner for President Putin's "inner circle".

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44. Roman Abramovich reportedly spent £5 million on a total of 300 guests, including George Lucas, Martha Stewart, Marc Jacobs and Jimmy Buffett.

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45. In 2011, Roman Abramovich hired the Red Hot Chili Peppers to perform for a reported £5m.

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46. In 2009, Roman Abramovich had Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Prince sing at his New Year's Eve event at his estate on the Caribbean island of St Bart's.

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47. In May 2008, Roman Abramovich emerged as a major buyer in the international art auction market.

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48. Roman Abramovich sponsored an exhibition of photographs of Uzbekistan by renowned Soviet photographer Max Penson which opened on 29 November 2006 at the Gilbert Collection at Somerset House in London.

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49. Roman Abramovich reportedly donated more money to charity than any other living Russian.

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50. In a December 2006 interview, Roman Abramovich stated that he expected Chelsea's transfer spending to fall in years to come.

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51. In June 2003, Roman Abramovich became the owner of the companies that control Chelsea Football Club in West London.

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52. In 2008, The Times reported that Roman Abramovich admitted that he paid billions of dollars for political favours and protection fees to obtain a big share of Russia's oil and aluminium assets as was shown by court papers obtained by The Times.

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53. Roman Abramovich has been alleged to be involved in various wrongdoings.

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54. Roman Abramovich was awarded the Order of Honour for his "huge contribution to the economic development of the autonomous district [of Chukotka]", by a decree signed by the President of Russia.

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55. In 2003, Roman Abramovich was named Person of the Year by Expert, a Russian business magazine.

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56. Roman Abramovich was the governor of Chukotka from 2000 to 2008.

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57. In 1999, Roman Abramovich was elected to the State Duma as the representative for the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, an impoverished region in the Russian Far East.

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58. Roman Abramovich says that the reason is because 'he is more senior than me'.

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59. Roman Abramovich was the first person to originally recommend to Yeltsin that Vladimir Putin be his successor as the Russian president.

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60. In 1999, the 33-year-old Roman Abramovich was elected governor of the Russian province of Chukotka.

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61. In 2015, Roman Abramovich invested and led a $30 million round of funding in Israeli music sharing start-up Music Messenger founded by OD Kobo.

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62. Roman Abramovich established several "fly-by-night" firms and together with his friend Boris Berezovsky used them to acquire the stock of Sibneft.

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63. At the peak of perestroika, Roman Abramovich sold imported rubber ducks from his Moscow apartment.

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64. Roman Abramovich married Zhukova in a private ceremony in 2008, and they have two children, a son, Aaron Alexander, and a daughter, Leah Lou.

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65. Roman Abramovich is Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, a trustee of the Moscow Jewish Museum and donates money to the Chabad movement.

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66. Roman 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.

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