Roman Abramovich’s wealth revealed in latest rich list figures

Chelsea fans will be hoping that Roman Abramovich will be willing to dip into his pockets again this summer to back Frank Lampard.

Due to the transfer ban last summer, the Blues were only able to make Mateo Kovacic the one permanent signing at the club.

Lampard was keen to add to his attacking numbers in January, however, the Blues failed to make any transfers over the month.

Chelsea has secured one signing already for the summer, with a deal for Hakim Ziyech having been struck with Ajax in February.

But if it is possible to do so, Lampard will be keen to bring in even more fresh faces in order to bolster the 2020/21 campaign.

A lot of factors might make that unrealistic, with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic having caused havoc with the world’s economy already.

There is also a big factor to take into account which was highlighted in the Sunday Times’s annual rich list.

The list looks at the personal wealth of the richest people in the world, and, of course, Abramovich is among them.

According to the Sunday Times, Abramovich’s personal wealth has gone down £1.07billion to £10.16bn.

It means that he has slipped down the list from ninth position into 12 th .

As well as Chelsea, Abramovich also owns stakes in steel company Evraz and Norilsk Nickel, according to Forbes.

The Russian sold a 73% stake in state-owned Gazprom in 2005 for £13bn, while he also owns the world’s second-largest yacht.

Abramovich has been in a dispute with the UK government over his Investor’s visa, which he pulled when it expired and, instead, got Israeli citizenship.

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