Roman Abramovich and Darya Zhukova decided to split up

Abramovich and Zhukova confirmed their divorce, but they will continue to develop joint projects and raise children.
The main owner of Evraz billionaire Roman Abramovich and Daria Zhukova decided to part after 10 years of marriage. The first about this on Monday reported section of the secular chronicle of the Page Six of the New York Post, then Abramovich and Zhukov confirmed this in a joint statement.

"After 10 years of living together, we made a difficult decision to part ways, but we remain close friends, parents of two wonderful children and partners in projects that started and developed together," Abramovich's spokesman John Mann said. Abramovich and Zhukov will continue cooperation as co-founders of the Garage Museum of Modern Art in Moscow and the New Holland project in St. Petersburg.

 Page Six reminds us that journalists did not know for a long time whether Abramovich and Zhukov are officially married, until 2017 WSJ Magazine confirmed that they met in 2005 and were married in 2008.

For Abramovich, this is the third marriage and divorce. The couple have a seven-year-old son Aron and a four-year-old daughter of Leia. In 2007, Abramovich divorced his wife Irina on mutual consent, she received $ 300 million and pay all expenses of five children. The business remained completely with Abramovich. With his first wife - Olga Lysova - Abramovich broke up after three years of marriage, concluded in 1987. Now Abramovich is in 12th place in the ranking of the richest people of Russia Forbes c $ 9.1 billion and on the 139th place in the world ranking.

Foreign publications describe the 50-year-old Abramovich as "the owner of the Chelsea football club, and the 36-year-old Zhukov as" the wealthy daughter of a Russian oil tycoon. " Her father, Alexander Zhukov, is a co-owner of the oil and gas company JKX Oil & Gas, terminals in the port of Ust-Luga and a group of Iceberry companies, the ice cream maker.

Other precedents

 The most divisive divorce of Russian billionaires is the seven-year divorce of Dmitry Rybolovlev with his ex-wife Elena after 21 years of marriage. In 2010, Rybolovleva managed to freeze the main assets of the billionaire, after which he sold shares in Uralkali (63%) and Silvinit (25%). In 2014, the Geneva court ordered Dmitry Rybolovlev to give the former wife half of his fortune - $ 4.5 billion, as well as other property. However, he challenged the decision, and in June 2015 the second instance reduced the amount of payment in favor of Elena Rybolovleva to $ 604 million. After that, the parties entered into an agreement that concluded the process.

Also in 2015, the process of sharing the property of the former wife of businessman Vladimir Potanin Natalia was completed. She claimed 15% in the company "Norilsk Nickel". The court denied her these claims, having come to the conclusion that the shares of Norilsk Nickel do not belong to the president of the company. Potanin obtained a divorce through the court in late 2013, and then he filed a lawsuit to divide the property at a total cost of $ 140 million, but this list did not contain any significant assets (an apartment in Moscow, four plots, a house, shares in Gazprom, more A dozen accounts and a chapel).