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Unformatted text preview:  Roman Abramovich From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Roman Abramovic ) Jump to: navigation , search This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards . Please improve this article if you can. (May 2008) Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich Governor of Chukotka In office 2000 – July 3 , 2008 Preceded by Alexander Nazarov Succeeded by Roman Kopin [1] Born October 24 , 1966 (1966-10-24) (age 41) Saratov , Russian SFSR , USSR Nationality Russian Children 5 Occupation Businessman ( Oil industry and Owner of Chelsea Football Club ), Politician Net Worth ▲ $23.5 billion ( Forbes ) [2] Website Roman-Abramovich.com Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (IPA: [r man r kad jev t br mov t ] ɐˈ ɐ ˈ ʲ ʲɪ ɕ ɐ ɐˈ ʲɪ ɕ ; Russian : Роман ́ Аркадьевич Абрамович ́ ́ ; born on 24 October 1966 in Saratov , Russian SFSR , USSR ) is a Russian billionaire and the main owner of private investment company Millhouse Capital, referred to as one of the Russian oligarchs . According to the 2008 Forbes magazine, as of 5 March 2008 , he had a net worth of US$23.5 billion. He was considered to be the second richest person currently living within the United Kingdom in 2008. [3] He is known outside Russia as the owner of Chelsea Football Club , an English Premiership football team, and for his wider involvement in European football . Despite his high profile around the world, Abramovich makes virtually no public statements about his activities. In 2003, Abramovich was named Person of the Year by Expert , a Russian business magazine. However, he shared this title with Mikhail Khodorkovsky who was later convicted for fraud and tax evasion and received an eight-year sentence. Moreover, Mr Boris Berezovsky (his one-time business partner, former mathematician, and alleged criminal) 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. Abramovich has thus been sued for £2 billion [4] . On July 5 , 2008 , The Times reported that Abramovich admitted 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 The Times obtained. [5] He was ranked #15 in The World's Billionaires by Forbes magazine. The UK broadsheet the Guardian has written of him: "little of substance is known about Abramovich's wealth other than that he is one of 23 Russian entrepreneurs who took advantage of the privatisation of Russia's state assets in the mid-1990s,". [6] . Contents • 1 Early life and educati on • 1 . 1 M a r r i a g e s • 2 Post- Soviet privatiz ation and busines s career • 3 Govern orship • 4 Alleged crimes and wrongd oing • 4 ....
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