Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich jumps up to 8th on Sunday Times Rich List as he adds almost £2BILLION to net worth

The Russian billionaire/Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has climbed to EIGHTH on the Sunday Times Rich List after adding nearly £2billion to his net worth.

Abramovich who is now 54 years, jumped up four spots – from 12th in 2020 into the top ten in 2021.

The Russian businessman added £1.945bn to his overall worth in the past 12 months thanks to some success in the steel and mining markets.

That takes the Blues owner to a total of £12.101bn – good for eighth on the Sunday Times Rich list 2021.

The list features the wealthiest, UK-based businesspeople – with Abramovich still holding a place on the list despite not stepping foot in the UK in three years due to visa issues.

The Chelsea chief instead has taken up residence in Israel – but was spotted in Sweden for the Women’s Champions League final.

The Blues were thumped 4-0 by Barcelona earlier this month, but Abramovich was spotted sweetly consoling Emma Hayes and her team with a rare public appearance.

Fortunately, the Blue owner later experienced massive success following Tuchel’s boys victory over Manchester City in the UCL final.

However, Abrahomovich still has a way to go to reach the wealth of Sir Leonard Blavatnik, who takes the No1 spot in the 2021 Rich List.

The American-British-Russian businessman boasts nearly double the wealth of Abramovich on £23bn.

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Only one other company managed to breach the £20bn barrier, with property and internet gurus David and Simon Reuben worth a total of £21.465bn.