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Billionaire and Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich Becomes Israel Citizen after Visa Delays in UK

Billionaire and Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich Becomes Israel Citizen after Visa Delays in UK

Russian billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich has become an Israel citizen after facing delays in renewing his visa in the United Kingdom.  Facing difficulties in renewing his visa, he decided to move to Tel Aviv in Israel 15 years after having first invested in English Premier League football club, Chelsea in 2003.

” Billionaire and Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich Becomes Israel Citizen after Visa Delays in UK “

Roman Abramovich’s family is Jewish and are from Lithuania.  He is one of Russia’s richest man and now Israel’s richest man, with a personal fortune exceeding $10 billion.  A business tycoon, he is best known outside Russia as the owner for Chelsea .  He was also the governor of Chukotka in Russia from 2000 to 2008.  Since 2009, he has donated more than $2 billions to build schools, hospitals and infrastructure in Chukotka.

The Israel’s interior ministry has confirmed the citizenship on a local television.  Israel’s Law of Return passed on 5th July 1950, grants Jews the right to live and gain Israeli citizenship.  According to Al Jazeera, a major news network that is owned by the government of Qatar, any Jew can immediately received a Passport.

Source: Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Telegraph

 

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