Roman Arkadievich Abramovic - Fortune - Billionaire list

Roman Abramovich
Roman Arkadievich Abramovich (Рома́н Арка́дьевич Абрамо́вич) (born October 24, 1966 in Saratov, Russian SFSR, USSR.) is a Russian oil billionaire, referred to as one of the Russian oligarchs. He is the richest Russian in the world. He is a large owner in the in the large oil company Sibneft and also a large owner in in the world's second largest aluminium producer RusAl. Outside of Russia he is most famous for his involvment as the owner of Chelsea F.C.

Fortune
$13.3 billion as of 2005.

How Roman Abramovich got rich
Abramovich gained his wealth by acquiring shares in newly-privatised industries after the fall of communism.

Upbringing
Abramovich lost his mother at the age of 18 months, his father subsequently being killed in a construction accident when Abramovich was a child of four years. Adopted by his paternal uncle and raised by his Jewish family in the harsh environment of Komi in North West Russia. This hardship did not stop Abramovich to turn his life into success.