How some of the world’s richest men are helping Roman Abramovich walk his corgi around the Isle of Arran
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The Chelsea Football Club owner was spotted arriving on the Scottish Isle on Monday morning with his pet dog. Mr Abramovich was brought ashore in a modest 20ft launch from his 557ft yacht after spending the night at sea. The 48-year-old has been enjoying a break in the Scottish Isles this week with his family and friends. Scruffy group include senior figures from his firms, son of Russian governor, and of Ukraine’s richest men
But the five men accompanying Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich as he walked his pet corgi on the remote Scottish island, are in fact some of the wealthiest in the world.
The billionaire Chelsea owner was spotted walking his dog yesterday with a middle aged entourage in tow, dressed in comfortable slacks, jogging bottoms and fleeces.
Despite appearances, the casually dressed group include senior figures from Abramovich’s firms, the son of a Russian governor, and one of Ukraine’s richest men.
The billionaire Chelsea owner was spotted walking his dog yesterday with a middle aged entourage in tow, dressed in comfortable slacks, jogging bottoms and fleeces. Despite appearances, the casually dressed group include senior figures from Abramovich’s firms, the son of a Russian governor, one of Ukraine’s richest men, and his £950 corgi
The Mirror reports his group included billionaire David Davidovich, 52, who worked with the Chelsea owner at Runicom in the mid-1990s. According to Forbes, he is worth more than £1 billion and is now project manager at Millhouse, Abramovich’s asset management company.
Dressed in jeans, and hanging to the back of the crowd, was Eugene Shvidler, Abramovich’s childhood best friend and business partner and worth a £1.6billion.
The 52-year-old made his fortune in oil during the 1990s, and later joined Abramovich to found an oil-trading organisation.
Wearing a casual pair of green combat trousers was Alexey Polezhaev, son of Leonid Polezhaev, former governor of the Omsk region of Russia, closely joined by Alexander Yaroslavsky, in a tracksuit – one of Ukraine’s richest men – and the former owner of football team Metallist Kharkiv.
The billionaire group were joined by Abramovich’s pet corgi – worth £950.
Abramovich’s £1.5billion yacht has been the talk of the Scottish Isles this week, but yesterday he shunned his 557ft vessel for a much more modest mode of transport.
The Russian and his pet Corgi piled in to a 20ft launch to be brought ashore with his entourage, arriving in the village of Lochranza this morning for a brisk walk.
The 48-year-old looked in good spirits as they docked and he stepped on to the island, smiling as he walked along country roads with his dog’s lead in his hand.
He was dressed casually in some brown trousers and a black fleece that bore his yacht’s name. Accompanied by his entourage, he strolled through quiet residential streets to the surprise of villagers.
‘He’s having a good time and seems to be enjoying himself. He’s been very nice and calm – and very pleasant to everyone who speaks to him,’ said one local man.
‘The views are absolutely phenomenal and everyone here is so laid back and friendly so you can see why he enjoys coming here. Every other tourist I’ve seen has been pleasantly surprised to spot him walking around. His corgi is very cute.’
Patiently waiting: The group surrounded the Corgi as it went for a walk this morning before Mr Abramovich visited a distillery with his family. Eugene Shvidler, Abramovich’s childhood best friend and business partner, worth a £1.6bn, can be seen scratching his head