British court ordered billionaire to pay his ex-wife 453 million pounds
Presumably, we are talking about Farhad Akhmedov, the ex-co-owner of Nortgaz.
According to a foreign publication, this refers to a 61-year-old from the Caucasus and his 41-year-old wife from Eastern Europe. According to the court ruling, the names of the spouses are not subject to disclosure, however, former owner of the company Nortgaz Farhad Akhmedov, number 67 in the Russian list of Forbes, corresponds to this description.
Farhad Akhmedov was born in Baku in 1956. In 1986, he moved to the UK, where he became a trader at the London Stock Exchange. In 1987, the entrepreneur created the company Tansley Trading, which supplies parts for Soviet gas enterprises. In 2004-2005, Akhmedov became a Senator, he represented the Krasnodar Territory and the Nenets Autonomous District in the Federation Council. In 2012, he sold his stake in Northgas to NOVATEK for $1.38 billion.
According to the British newspaper, this divorce was one of the most expensive in the history of the court. The husband said that he made a "special contribution" to the family budget, but the court did not accept his arguments and determined that the couple were equally invested. The final decision of the judge ordered the billionaire to pay the former wife 41.5% of the total family assets.
During the trial it became known that in 2014 the oligarch purchased a yacht, a plane and a helicopter, which later were transferred to the control of offshore companies. According to the newspaper Guardian, this yacht is named Luna and costs 260 million euros, and last year it was upgraded for 42 million euros. This vessel was sold to Ahmedov Abramovich in 2014. In addition, Ahmedov has a Bombardier Jet with the registration sign M-YFTA.
At the moment, correspondents of RBC could not get a comment from the billionaire.
Former member of the Federation Council believes that this once again points to numerous violations and falsification of evidence during the investigation of his criminal case on charges of bribe-taking in the amount of 27.5 million rubles ($457 thousand).