Roman Abramovich Biography

Published On Jul 29, 2017
Facts of Roman Abramovich
Date of Birth: 1966 , October-24
Birth Nation: Russia
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
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At his minority, while he was two, Roman Abramovich lost his parents. After that his uncle raised him. During his childhood, he has to face difficulties that might be the reason he knew the value of money since his childhood. And he had a habit of saving whilst he was a student, He started his very first job in a plastic toy making company.

He then joined Russian army but after some time he realized that it wasn’t his cup of tea and left the army. Further, he established a small business of plastic toy and used to sell with low profit. After having a good knowledge of the market, Roman started investing his money in different industries.

In June 2003, Roman bought the renowned football club, Chelsea. During that time, Chelsea was not that popular later after Roman's support it is now one of the top football clubs in the world.

Additionally, Roman has invested $30 million in an Israeli start music Messenger, partnering with the renowned musicians like Nicki Minaj and David Guetta.

Exploring his personal life, Roman Abramovich married Olga Lysova in 1987. The couple was doing great in their life but some how after three years of their marriage, the couple separated with divorce.  After four years of divorce, Roman married again but with a different girl, a stewardess, Irina Malandina. Together the couple has five children. However, his second marriage also didn’t last forever and they divorced after 16 years.

The reason behind his second divorce was his affair with another girlfriend Dasha Zhukova. Now the couple is married and has two children after their marriage. Abramovich holds a Russian nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

As of 2017, Roman’s net worth is around $7.6 billion. Abramovich collects a large amount of money from his different businesses. He has also donated million of dollars for the social and structural welfare of several cities in Russia.

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Born in Russia


Roman Abramovich was born on 24 October 1966 father, Arkady Abramovich and mother, Irina Michalenko. While he was two, Abramovich lost his parents and adopted by his Uncle.

Initial phase of Career


in 1992, Roman founded the company, Mekong and started selling oil from Noyabrsk. Besides this, he was engaged in several businesses including plastic toy making company.

Political Career


In 2000 Roman entered into the world of politics and was also appointed as the governer of Chukotka. During that time he spent millions of dollars on the welfare of the area. He served as a governor till 2008.

Named Person Of The Year


In the year 2003, Roman Abramovich was named as the "person of the year" for his business expertise and for his dedications as the governor, by the Russian business magazine.

Invested $30 million


In the year 2015, Roman Invested $30 million in Israeli music sharing start-up Music Messenger which was founded by OD Kobo and collaborated with Nicki Minaj and David Guetta. 

Married To Dasha Zhukova


In 2008, Roman married his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova in a private ceremony. The couple together has two children a son Aaron Alexandra and a daughter Leah Lou.The couple is still together and living a happy life.

Current Net Worth


As of 2017, Roman’s net worth is around $7.6 billion. His large source income is his business. Moreover, he is now the 13th-richest person in the Russia.