The Moscow-born tech entrepreneur also founded Badoo, an online dating website which has hundreds of millions of users around the world.London-based Baturina, 53, made her fortune from construction and cement.Reading FC striker Pavel Pogrebnyak and his model-designer wife Masha, whose professed aim is to become Russia’s answer to Victoria Beckham, are also key characters, along with the model and actress Katia Elizarova and Julia Zaporozhenko, a competitor in the Miss USSR UK beauty pageant.
She sold her two firms for over £1.25 billion in 2011, and a year later bought the Morrison hotel in Dublin for over £23 million.
She also owns hotels in Russia, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
Her father, now living back in Moscow, came into contact with his fair share of oligarchs through his work in security.
But they are as representative of the estimated 300,000 Russians currently living in London – and smaller communities in cities like Manchester and Birmingham, not to mention around 10,000 Russian students currently enrolled in British universities – as the casts Made in Chelsea and The Only Way is Essex are of their respective areas.
Born in Saratov, Russia, Abramovich moved to Moscow and, in the 90s bought a stake in the Sibneft oil operation for £120 million along with several partners.
The group later sold their stake for £7.5 billion, and his wealth has remained on an upward trajectory ever since.
So where does he figure in a ranking of Britain's richest Russian residents?
Business Insider took a look at the annual Sunday Times Rich List to find the richest Russians living in the UK, based on their estimated net worth.
LONDON — Russian oligarchs living in Britain are well-known for their extravagant lifestyles, often characterised by expansive London mansions, stakes in Premier League football clubs, and superyachts.