Birth Name: Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich
Place of Birth: Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Date of Birth: 24 October, 1966
*75% Ashkenazi Jewish
Roman Abramovich is a Russian businessperson, investor, and politician, with Israeli citizenship. He is the owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English soccer team.
Roman was born in the southern Russian city of Saratov. Roman’s paternal grandparents were Belarusian Jews. Roman’s maternal grandfather was of Ukrainian (non-Jewish) descent, and Roman’s maternal grandmother was Jewish.
Orphaned at the age of three, he was raised in his uncles’ families, living first in Ukhta, a remote area of northern Russia in the Komi Republic, and then in Moscow.
Roman is married to businessperson, art collector, and magazine editor Dasha Zhukova (who is also of Jewish heritage).
Roman’s paternal grandparents were Nakhim/Nachman Leibowitz and Toybe Stepanovna. Nakhim was born in Krasnoyarsk Territory.
Roman’s maternal grandparents were Vasily Mikhailenko and Faina Borisovna Grutman (the daughter of Boris Grutman).
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