Net Worth $13 Billion
Roman Abramovich is a Russian businessman who has a net worth of $13.8 billion. Roman Abramovich accumulated his net worth through his many, many business ventures, beginning with selling stolen gasoline to commissioned officers in his Soviet Army Unit, and later, moving on to the smuggling of contraband. His endeavor was so successful that he was able to move on to bigger and better investments, starting with a toy factory, automobile parts co-op and selling retread tires. He and his first wife, Olga, began a doll making company and was doing quite well, and he began investing in everything with possibilities. He started a number of businesses, including bodyguard services, the trading of oil and oil products, as well as, produced consumer goods. He was arrested for stealing government property, but after cooperating with the authorities in retrieving the stolen fuel, the case against him was closed.
Roman Abramovich has also acquired ten more companies, Mekong close joint-stock company, Centurion close joint-stock company, and Vector –A limited liability company, just to name a few. Abramovich was becoming more rich and powerful with each business deal he made. So important in Russia that he was invited to live in the Kremlin, close to President Boris Yeltsin. Roman Abramovich is considered to be the ninth richest man in Russia. He began a close friendship with Boris Berezovsky and together they founded, Gilbraltar-registered Runicom Ltd., an offshore company, plus five Western European supplementaries.