Roman Abramovich best known in the public domain as the owner of Chelsea, however, the Israeli- Rusian is more than that. He is a successful businessman and a politician. Roman is also a philanthropist. He has given more than any living Russian towards the building of hospitals, schools and other infrastructure.
Abramovich is the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC and owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English Premier League football team.
Millhouse Capital’s shareholders sold their 26 percent holding in OAO Aeroflot in 2003 and a 50 percent stake in OAO Russian Aluminum , now the world’s largest aluminum producer, in two deals spanning 2003 and 2004.
Abramovich invested and led a $30 million round of funding with businessman OD Kobo Chairman of PIR Equities.
Other partners include several well-known people from the music industry, among them David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Tiësto, Avicii, will.i.am, Benny Andersson, Dave Holmes manager of Coldplay and others.
Abramovich has invested in other startups in various fields. Among them is BrainQ, an Israeli startup which develops artificial intelligence-powered technologies to treat neurological disorders, such as stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.
Also StoreDot, founded by Doron Myersdorf, where Abramovich has invested over $30 million
Roman Abramovich House
Roman owns a mansion which cost about $300 million. Part of Abramovich’s wealth includes a Code d’Azur mansion which was lived in by King Edward, who abdicated the British throne in 1936.
There’s the massive mansion at Kensington Palace Gardens — dubbed ‘billionaires’ row’ — and the three-storey penthouse he’s taken at exclusive tower block Chelsea Waterfront.
Not to mention his properties across the rest of the world including a bond style ski lodge and ranch in the US, his Caribbean retreat and a Chateau in the south of France.
Abramovich bought the cream 15-bedroom mansion on ‘billionaires’ row’ for £90m in 2009.
Kensington Palace Gardens is one of the most desirable addresses in the world, with business magnates such as Laksmi Mittal and Wang Jianlin living on the road.
It sits behind Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in a road protected by armed police, retractable bollards and CCTV.
As property prices in central London have ballooned, the pad is now worth at least £125m, according to local estate agents – and very soon it’ll be worth even more.
That’s because plans were approved in 2016 for the oligarch to increase the size of the Grade II listed building from 16,000sq/ft to 20,000sq/ft.
The building was formerly the Russian embassy but is now fit for a king.
The main renovation work is to replace a swimming pool described as “miserable” by architects designing the upgrades.
The current underground swimming pool will be filled in and replaced with staff accommodation, while the new indoor pool will be at ground level and be lit by skylights.
The dining room and the playroom on the lower ground floor will be made bigger, while there will also be a widening of the outside terrace.
Roman Abramovich Yacht
It cost just shy of £300million when he ordered it in 2010 – and at the time it was the biggest private yacht in the world.
But by the time the Russian billionaire finally got the keys, the luxury extras and security measures had trebled costs to close to £1billion.
It is probably the most extravagant boy’s toy ever imagined, with upgrades and maintenance taking the cost to somewhere close to £400million.
Built by renowned German shipbuilder Blohm & Voss in the Hamburg shipyards that built the Bismarck, Eclipse was launched after five years of design, development and testing.
For starters it is 533ft long – more than twice the size of the pitch at Stamford Bridge.
The fuel tanks are said to be able to hold a million litres, meaning it can travel 6,000 miles before it needs topping up.
Eclipse boasts nine decks, the top one containing two helipads and a garage.
The forward helideck opens out to allow for a Eurocopter EC155 to be stored in a hangar underneath.
The eighth deck features a swimming pool and a sundeck, with a pull-out barbecue and pizza oven and a built-in wood burning fire pit.
The main saloon boasts a fireplace and a massive driftwood sculpture from Bali in Indonesia.
There is another pool on the seventh deck with an adjustable depth feature that sees the floor rise and fall, so that it can be converted into a dance floor.
Pagani Zonda R, £2.5million
The jewel in the crown, only 15 of these beauties have ever been made.
It is not road legal and can only be driven around the track, with Abramovich’s Zonda on show at a private track day in Germany’s famous Nurburgring in 2016.
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo, £1.7m
Another track only car, the GT1 is a classic race car from the mid-1990s.
Capable of 205mph, one recently sold at auction for £2.3m.
Ferrari FXX, £1.6m
Roman loves cars that are made for the track.
The FXX was built in 2005 as a special prototype, with only 30 made.
The gorgeous-looking car later went into street-legal production, becoming the Ferrari Enzo.
Bugatti Veyron, £1.5m
The car that every serious collector has to own.
The German-French built hypercar held the record for the fastest street-legal car ever built.
Capable of an eye-watering 267mph.
Aston Martin Vulcan, £1.2m
The limited edition, track-only Aston Martin was launched in 2015 – with only 24 made around the world.
The carbon-fibre racer does 0-60mph in 2.9secs and a top speed 224mph.
At a cost of around £1.2m when it was launched (it’ll be worth more now), owners aren’t even allowed to drive it without permission form the supercar manufacturer.