Forbes finds most expensive mansions of Russian oligarchs in UK
Roman Abramovich’s house tops the list.
Forbes magazine has made a list of the most expensive real estate of Russian businessmen in the UK. Real estate experts helped the magazine to establish the current value of the property.
It turned out that the most expensive house belongs to billionaire Roman Abramovich. The three-storey mansion on Kensington Palace Gardens costs £ 170 million. The Russian Embassy and the Kensington Palace - residence of Prince William of Cambridge, are also located on this same street, which is known as "the billionaires’ street".
A mansion of the owner of FosAgro, Andrei Guriev, takes the second place of the list. It is Witanhurst house built in the early 20th century on Highgate West Hill is valued at £ 150 million The area of the real estate is 8 thousand square meters, which is the biggest building in London, except for Buckingham Palace, reports Forbes.
The former head of the Bank of Moscow, Andrei Borodin, owns the Park Place mansion with a plot of 80 hectares located in the UK. However, now the house with a 300-year history, located on Remenham Hill in the town of Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire, is seized by the decision of the Tver court of Moscow. The cost of the real estate was estimated at £ 150 million.
The fourth place of the rating takes a mansion of a former top manager of Gazprom, Andrei Goncharenko. The Hanover Lodge townhouse (with area of 250 sq. m.) is located in Regent's Park. Goncharenko acquired it in 2014 for £ 120 million. According to Forbes, now this house is even more expensive - £ 130 million.
In addition, Goncharenko owns a mansion on St. James Street, which he bought in 2012. The current cost of the building, according to Forbes, is £ 105 million.
Anton Fedun, the son of a co-owner of LUKOIL, owns the Ampersand hotel located on Harrington Road in London which costs £ 100 million. He purchased it in 2013 for his father’s funds.
The former head of Vnesheconombank, Vladimir Chernukhin, owns a six-story mansion on Poultry Street in London. Previously, the headquarters of the Midland Banthis was located in this building. Now, The Ned hotel, worth of £ 85 million, is operating there.
The ex-wife of billionaire Vladimir Slutsker - Olga, after the divorce, received his house in London on Boltons street. The current value of the mansion, according to Forbes, is £ 70 million.
Athlone House of a co-owner of LetterOne, Mikhail Friedman, closes the top ten expensive real estate of Russians. Its cost is estimated at £ 80 million.
Former Head of the Losino-Petrovsky district of the Moscow region, Oleg Fetyukov, did not enjoy his power in the local administration for a long time. Just a year after his appointment, the long-term deputy of Andrey Vikharev voluntarily resigned. The courageous step did not save Fetyukov from arrest. Immediately after this, a number of media outlets stated that Fetyukov was “set up”– the charges seem too small to his defenders. The enemies attributed to Fetyukov did not achieve too much either. So whom does the ex-head of Losino-Petrovsky “replace” under investigation and how long will the investigators be content with the replacement?