Arsenal, Chelsea Supremos Suffer As Russian Rouble Collapses

Alisher Usmanov

It has been reported that Arsenal’s second largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov has been among the hardest hit by this week’s collapse of the rouble, with the Uzbek-born businessman losing a reports $809m (£516m) in the last 48 hours.

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich lost nearly $450m (£287m).

According to Bloomberg’s Billionaires index, Usmanov – who owns 30% of Arsenal’s shares – suffered the most losses of $809m to leave his personal fortune at an estimated $13.4bn (£8.5bn).

The Chelsea owner Abramovich came in third on the list and is now worth an estimated $12.8bn (£8.2bn).

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