Mar 19, 2007
From the Sofia Weekly:
Russia's billionaire Roman Abramovich is to pay USD 3 B compensation to his ex-wife after their divorce, completed Wednesday. The billionaire oil tycoon also plans to sell soon the FC Chelsea. Abramovich and his wife Irina have parted amicably, the billionaire's spokesman John Mann said. If Irina gets one tenth of her ex-husband's fortune, that would be the most expensive divorce in the world ever. The couple "have divorced in Russia on a consensual basis and have agreed terms in respect of arrangements for their children and a financial settlement".
Abramovich, who bought Chelsea in 2003, was elected governor of Russia's remote region Chukotka in 2000. He was ranked 16 in Forbes' list of richest people with his USD 18.7 B. This makes him Russia's richest man.