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With an estimated net worth of about $11.1 billion in 2017, Roman Abramovich is among the most deep-pocketed art collectors in the game and is believed (confirmation is always a tricky business) to have snapped up quite a few trophy artworks at auction over the years, including a Francis Bacon triptych for about $86 million and a Lucian Freud for $33.6 million. In 2017, Abramovich and his wife, ARTnews Top 200 collector Dasha Zhukova, who founded the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, announced that they have separated.

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Roman Abramovich

Location:
London; Moscow; New York

Source of wealth:
Steel; mining; investments; technology; professional soccer (Chelsea Football Club)

Collecting area:
Impressionism; modern, postwar, and contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:

Fun fact:

Abramovich's yacht, Eclipse, measures 536 feet long and is said to be the second-largest private yacht in the world.