Chelsea owner and Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is having Visa issues as he is not allowed to enter the UK but during his spare time, he is trying to double his living space.
Tel Aviv pile, which was earlier a £17.1 million hotel will be converted into a 12-bedroom mansion pretty soon. But this is just one of the property which Roman Abramovich owns.
His assets include the stunning Chateau de la Croe on the Cote d’Azur – a former retreat of the Duke of Windsor after he abdicated the British throne.
Chelsea owner is currently facing problems with the Home Office but he still owns best of real estate in London and his total worth is around £9 billion.
Abramovich bought this mansion at Kensington Palace Gardens in 2009 which was worth £90m. It’s a 15-bedroom mansion which is located behind Kensington Palace, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The Russian billionaire also paid £30m for a three-storey penthouse apartment at the new Chelsea Waterfront tower in 2017 which is set for completion in 2021. Abramovich, will have to think – what he will do with this beautiful apartment if he is not allowed to enter UK again.
In 2003, the Chelsea owner wanted to buy an entire alpine ski town. However, the bid failed after opposition from the locals – but he eventually got his mountain retreat in 2008. Abramovich spent £18million on this 200-acre ranch in Aspen, Colorado.
Another property which Russian owns is St Bart’s estate, which is worth £54million. The Gouverneur Bay Estate in St Bart’s has been home to parties thrown by Mr. Abramovich.
There was a rumour that Abramovich had planned to build the biggest private residence in Manhattan, combining three townhouses – No11, 13 and 15 – on the Upper East Side into one massive mansion. But there has been no confirmation of it yet.