Inside former owner Chelsea Roman Abramovich’s 2 BILLION pounds asset empire: a 430 million pounds floating palace, a 150 million pounds house, and supercars

Roman Abramovich’s luxurious assets include a large property portfolio, a fleet of supercars, and a gigantic yacht termed a “floating castle” in addition to his favorite football club.

But the Chelsea owner’s empire has crumbled after being slapped with sanctions over his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Abramovich, worth an estimated £9.4billion, has been blocked from doing business in Britain and is under a strict travel ban.

He is accused of having the “blood of the Ukrainian people on his hands” amid Moscow’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Forbes this year valued Chelsea at £2.4billion – and Abramovich last week put the Blues up for sale, asking for a rumoured £3billion.

Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK
Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK Credit: Getty

He vowed to pump the proceeds into supporting those affected by the conflict – but today’s sanctions prevent any sale unless ministers specifically allow it.

The West London team has also be barred from selling match tickets, signing new players and even flogging merchandise.

Abramovich’s other assets – which include a £170million London mansion, a £430million boat and a Pagani Zonda R capable of 263mph – are also in the lurch.

Here we take a look at what the oligarch has built up after making his fortune through oil and metals in the 1990s – and what he could lose.


The Eclipse superyacht owned by Russian businessman Abramovich
The Eclipse superyacht owned by Russian businessman Abramovich Credit: Reuters

Abramovich owns the world’s second-largest yacht – the 533ft Eclipse bought for more than £300million in 2010.

But after more than a decade of upgrades, it is believed it could now worth between £550million and £1billion.

There are 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, hot tubs, a sauna, and even a nightclub.

It also boasts a cinema, conference room, children’s playroom, hair salon, and a mini-submarine that can dive to 50m.

And it even has its very own missile defence system should it come under attack.

His latest yacht, Solaris, is understood to be his eighth over the years – at a cost of £430million to build.

The 460ft beast of the sea features two advanced engines, eight decks and 48 cabins – accommodating up to 36 passengers and a crew of 60 plus.

Abramovich previously owned the £135million Le Grand Bleu, Ecstasea valued at around £110million, the £270million Pelorus and the £120million Luna.


One of his many supercars - a Ferrari FXX once owned by F1 legend Michael Schumacher
One of his many supercars – a Ferrari FXX once owned by F1 legend Michael Schumacher Credit: CEN

When he can’t get about by boat, Ambramovich clearly likes to drive in style.

He counts a Ferrari FXX, the celeb favourite the Bugatti Veyron and an Aston Martin Vulcan among his fleet of supercars valued at £16million combined.

But the jewel in the crown, the Pagani Zonda R, is particularly special as only 15 have ever been made – thought it isn’t road legal.

His fleet at a glance:

  • Pagani Zonda R – £2.5million
  • Porsche 911 GT1 Evo – £1.7million
  • Ferrari FXX – £1.6million
  • Bugatti Veyron – £1.5million
  • Aston Martin Vulcan – £1.2million
  • Maserati MC12 Corsa – £1.1million
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR – £1million
  • Two Maybach 62 Limousines – £1million each
  • Lamborghini Reventon – £840,000
  • Ferrari 488 GT3 – £675,000
  • Porsche Carrera GT – £650,000
  • Rolls-Royce Corniche- £600,000 (inc. £500,000 ‘VIP 1’ number plate)
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 – £300,000
  • Ferrari 360 – £120,000
  • Tesla Model S – £100,000

Planes and helicopters

The Boeing 767-33A/ER servicing Abramovich in the air
The Boeing 767-33A/ER servicing Abramovich in the air Credit: Alamy

Clearly unafraid to splash his cash, Abramovich has also forked out for several private planes and helicopters.

His Boeing 767-33AER was described as a “flying mansion” thanks to its gold-gilded banquet hall and anti-missile system.

He is understood to have also bought a 787-8 Dreamliner, which can be chartered for around £56,000 an hour.

It’s not known whether Abramovich still owns his helicopter fleet, but he once had three Eurocopters to his name.

Two were based in London so he could avoid congestion, MailOnline reports.


Abramovich's Kensington mansion estimated to be worth £170m
Abramovich’s Kensington mansion estimated to be worth £170m Credit: SWNS:South West News Service
An aerial view of the Chelsea club owner's house in the south of France
An aerial view of the Chelsea club owner’s house in the south of France Credit: Photoshot

Abramovich’s London property portfolio includes a 15-bedroom mansion on a street dubbed “billionaire’s row” in Kensington.

The interior of the mega Grade II listed home remains behind closed doors, but a planning application submitted five years ago sought permission for an underground pool, sauna and steam room – as well as full staff quarters.

It sits behind the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and is protected by armed police, retractable bollards and CCTV.

The former Russian embassy building is understood to have been bought for £90million in 2009, but is now worth a whopping £170million.

However, the luxury home’s value could soon take a tumble as the sanctions mean Abramovich can no longer visit – nor can cleaners or repairmen.

He also can’t pay an electricity company to put the lights on, making it near impossible to sell.

The billionaire also owns a penthouse in the 37-storey Chelsea Waterfront building which overlooks Stamford Bridge.

Reported to worth £30million, its floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views over the River Thames and into central London.

And its exclusively for the rich and famous as underground parking costs residents a staggering £85,000 a year.

Outside of the UK, Abramovich counts an £87million detached villa on the Cap d’Antibes in the Cote d’Azur among his assets.

It was once a summer retreat for the Duke of Windsor after he abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson and it’s where Winston and Clementine Churchill celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in 1948.

It boasts a rooftop pool, a gym and a cinema.

And across the pond, the Russian is the proud owner of a 200-acre Colorado ski ranch in Aspen.

The stunning 11-bedroom, 12-bathroom Bond villain style home comes in floor-to-ceiling glass and sitting at a height of 9,200 feet and overlooking the stunning Rocky mountain range.

A £68million estate on the Caribbean island of St Barts, a £17million hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel, and a handful of residences in Moscow.

Abramovich once counted almost £70million worth of real estate in New York among his assets, but he reportedly transferred these to ex-wife Dasha Zhukova.


The Russian is one of the world’s biggest art collectors with works by some of the biggest names in the business.

He once spent £60million on a Francis Bacon work and £35million on Lucian Freud’s Supervisor Sleeping.


As well as his physical assets, Abramovich has his fingers in plenty of other pies.

He was the largest shareholder in one of the top steel producers Evraz until transferring these directly to himself before Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

He also owns takes in the world’s largest refined nickel producer, according to Bloomberg.

Previously, he had cash in Russian airline Aeroflot, as well as oil company Sibneft, but sold these off after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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