Billionaire Roman Abramovich Maintains 40-Person Personal Army
October 11, 2015
The squad – estimated to cost about 1.2m a year – is about eight times the size of the typical security teams used by businessmen and celebrities. Abramovich, worth 10.8 billion, is said to have wanted better protection because of increasing concerns about the risk of kidnap.
Read the whole story at The Times (UK)
The Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich has boosted his security staff to create a 40-strong “private army”, making him one of the best-protected tycoons in the world.
According to security sources, the owner of Chelsea football club now has about 20 bodyguards in Britain. A similar number are employed to protect him for jaunts in his yachts, trips to Russia and stays in his overseas properties.
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