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When you think billionaire, you think Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, Paul Allen right off the top of your head. Names like Carlos ‘Slim’ Helu, Lakshmi Narayan Mittal or Roman Abramovich probably doesn’t ring a bell. But these men are among the world’s richest, living lives most of us can only dream of. Take for example Roman Abramovich. With a net worth of over $13 billion, one can only imagine the kind of life this Russian self made billionaire lives when he isn’t overseeing his vast business empire. Roman is the book page Billionaire. Philanthropy, Yachts (Eclipse is the biggest in the world). Private planes, helicopters, art collection and the beautiful Ms. Dasha Zhukova, his girlfriend and mother of his young son who is well known in art and media circles. One can only wonder, if members of the super rich club like Roman Abramovich laughs when he reads about the richest rappers? What people like Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs and Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter are worth, is what Abramovich paid for one of his yachts or an island to store his art collection. Not to take away from the hard work that Shawn and Sean put in to build their wealth, but right now, we are talking about totally different money club here.
|The $1.2 Billion Eclipse. The Biggest Yacht in the World|
Abramovich is currently the ninth richest person in Russia. He has become the world’s greatest spender on luxury yachts, and had been linked to five yachts in what the media have called “Abramovich’s Navy”.
He owns a private Boeing 767-33A/ER, registered in Aruba as P4-MES. It is known as “The Bandit” due to its cockpit paint detail. Originally the aircraft was ordered by Hawaiian Airlines but the order was canceled and Abramovich bought it from Boeing and refitted it to his own requirements. Interior details or images are not available anywhere. P4-MES is frequently parked at the Harrods Aviation facility at Stansted Airport, UK.
It is said that the aircraft is, as with his yachts, fitted with radar to detect missile threats, and different defensive countermeasures. Additionally Mr. Abramovich’s collection of aircraft includes an Airbus A340-313X Prestige named Bourkhan, so named after Bourkhan Cape on Lake Baikal. It features a paint scheme similar to that of tacky motor home unlike the stealthy, sleek look of his Boeing 767. Roman loves foot ball so much that in 2003 he bought the Chelsea Football Club and is seen at many of their games where he chats it up with his team and fans. He donates millions each year to the arts and is a dedicated collector himself. He dropped a few hundred million to purchase an island where he will store and showcase his art collection. The island will also serve as an art destination for art enthusiasts when it is completed. Below are more photos of Abramovich’s other toys and homes.
|Roman & Girlfriend Dasha Zhukova|
|Roman’s Privae Airbus A340|
|His Boeing 767|
|The $50 Million Aspen House|
|The Private St. Barts Beach Estate|