The jet life of Roman Abramovich’s seven children came crashing down after their billionaire father had his assets frozen and travel banned under new sanctions.
Roman, the owner of helsea FC, who has been married three times and has a total of seven children, aged 8 to 30, is worth an estimated 11 billion euros.
He owns the €180 million Kensington mansion, €25 million West London penthouse, yachts, private jets, helicopters and supercars worth more than €1.4 billion in the UK. and in the world.
However, under new sanctions imposed by the British government on Abramovich and six other Russian tycoons, their assets have been frozen and they are banned from entering the UK.
No UK citizen or company can do business with them, meaning Mr Abramovich will not be able to sell Chelsea FC, his most valuable asset worth an estimated €3.5 billion, as he was hoping.
It is meant to be a sharp reality check for his children, who have enjoyed his wealth that includes flashy holidays and million-pound homes.
Perhaps the most famous of the 55-year-old billionaire’s parents is the glamorous Sofia (27), a graduate and equestrian of the Holloway Royal Family who used to hang out with the Beckhams and Ramsays.
Sofia has six half-siblings from her father’s different marriages. Her mother, Irina, a flight attendant and second wife of Roman, was married to him for 16 years and bore him 5 children including Anna (30 years old), Arkadiy (28 years old), Arina (21 years old) and Ilya (19 years old).
Abramovich also has two children, Aaron, 12, and daughter Leah Lou, 8, who lives with his third wife, Dasha Zhukova, in New York.
Arkadiy is an industrial magnate with significant investments in oil and gas, while other children are little known.
Sofia splits her time between London and the family’s 425-acre Fyning Hill estate in Petersfield, West Sussex, which was given to Irina as part of a divorce settlement, as well as 180 million euros in cash.
With an Instagram feed depicting vacation moments to Ibiza, the Maldives and St Barts, where Abramovich has a 70-acre estate, Sofia loves to show off her gilded life, including her involvement participate in dance competitions.
Her 18th birthday party cost her €35,000 when she rented her own nightclub to 500 friends and was organized by Scouting For Girls and McBusted.
The event was held at Under The Bridge nightclub at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, but was modest compared to her New Year’s celebrations in 2016 when she accompanied her mother and siblings to One nightclub & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives. with an estimated price of €240,000.
The eldest, Anna, who studied philosophy at Columbia University in New York and continues to live in the US, became engaged at the age of 18 although the couple later split, and had previously split with Calum Best and child Ronnie Wood’s son, Jamie.
Her older sister, Anna, once described the journey to school as often starting with a helicopter flight into Battersea Heliport. A chauffeur-driven car with bodyguards would complete the five-mile journey to school.
School friends have previously noted that Sofia and her siblings never go anywhere without a bodyguard, a provision ordered by their father.
As Sofia’s mother confirmed in a rare interview: “My life with Roman is not the fairy tale that the press reports. For the safety of me and our children, he hired a group of bodyguards from a protection agency.
“We change our cell phone numbers once a week so that no one can trace us. We fear kidnapping plots, but we cannot hide our children and not show them real life.
“So we went to theaters and museums with a bunch of bodyguards. Every year it becomes more difficult. ”
Meanwhile, Mr Abramovich, who was recently romantically linked to ballerina Diana Vishneva, faces Government scrutiny and the possibility of confiscating some, if not all of his assets. is estimated at 11 billion euros and includes shares in steel giants Evraz, Norilsk Nickel as well as ownership of Chelsea FC.
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