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5. Roman Abramovich
Rank - 5
Name - Roman Abramovich
Wealth (£bn) – 9.3
Nationality - Russian
Source of wealth - Oil and industry
For Chelsea FC fans, Roman Abramovich needs no introduction, because the Russian's vast wealth brought the London club a highly prized Champions League title last year. A £200 million drop in his fortune lowers Abramovich from third to fourth spot.
At only 46, and despite being orphaned at four years of age, Abramovich has amassed a fortune by buying Russian state assets at bargain-basement prices during the 'privatisation wars' of the early Nineties. Today, much of his personal wealth comes from investments in oil and aluminium, plus he also owns the world's largest yacht, the 533-foot, £1 billion Eclipse.
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Just to think they got a 5% bonus (tax cut) to help them along, courtesy of Gideon.
We wouldn't want then to starve, freeze to death or end up homeless would we ?
all live in the Uk tax free on condition they have there money in a british bank.
People being so rich is unfair and unnecessary. They are getting paid too much. (Other people with ordinary jobs, work hard and do not get paid these huge amounts).What happened to philanthropy? These people are greedy because they do not give to help others. Always appeals are made for help and if the rich people donated, the appeals to ordinary people would not be necessary, i.e. RSPCA, British Legion, etc.
What i find puzzling is the ammount of Russion wealth.
The industries these few people run were obviously state owned.?
So how come they got hold of them.
I mean you look a Abramovich (Chelsea owner).
He don't look like your usual captain of industry for start.
Anyway after that Russian bloke was topped off the other month, sorry suicide (if you can believe that story).
They can keep it.
How many murders and threats from 'heavies' have been responsible for the accumulation of these riches? How much suffering of innocents, too?
I am proud to be a Scot. Our Carnegie and McCabe , to mention only two, used their riches to help their Countrymen.
ya can see why they need to avoid to pay the tax man and just why camaron must help them to keep more of ther money in the bank.
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