Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich turns 55 today

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich turns 55 today

Today, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich turns 55 years old.

Roman Abramovich owns stakes in steel giant Evraz, Norilsk Nickel and the U.K.'s Chelsea soccer team. He owns the world's second-largest yacht, 533-foot Eclipse, bought for nearly $400 million in 2010. He sold a 73% stake in Russian oil firm Sibneft to state-owned gas titan Gazprom for $13 billion in 2005.

Since buying the Blues back in 2003, the Russian-Israeli billionaire has changed not only the fortunes of the club but also the landscape of the game in the world, let alone the Premier League.

Chelsea's official Twitter account got the ball rolling with congratulations towards Roman:

Naturally, the Chelsea fans also paid tribute to the man who took the club to domestic and European glory.
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