Roman Abramovich (Roman Arkadievich Abramovich)
is a powerful Russian oligarch and oil billionaire,
who was born on October 24, 1966 in Saratov,
USSR (Russia). He lost his parent when he was
a teenager and became adopted by uncle. Abramovich
had a difficult childhood. He served for the
Soviet Army and was educated in the Industrial
Institute, that is based in Ukhta.
90's marked a privatization and free enterprise
establishing, and Abramovich was one of them
people who started business. In a period of
few year he has established 5 enterprises, however
Abramovich was accused of criminal activities.
In 90's Abramovich was protected by the Russian
president Boris Yeltsin.
gained the majority shareholder in an oil company
called Sibneft and in the aluminum producing
company called RusAl (it is the largest in the
world). Additional to his business and commercial
activities Abramovich is involved in politics
as well. He was the elected representative of
Chukotka in the Russian Duma (1999) and Abramovich
has made lots of investments into Chukotka region.
Abramovich owns an English Premiership football
club "Chelsea F.C." since 2003.
the year 2005 Abramovich was named as the wealthiest
man in Russia (Forbes Magazine research).
is interested in Formula One and due to his
Jewish background Abramovich supports projects
in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
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