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Most Charitable Russian Abramovich Leads Billionaires

Roman Abramovich, Russia’s eighth-richest person, is the country’s most charitable billionaire.

The 46-year-old owner of London’s Chelsea Football Club donated about $310 million of his $12.7 billion fortune to philanthropic causes from 2010 through 2012, more than any of Russia’s 15 richest citizens, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. About a third of Abramovich’s gifts went to social works projects in the Chukotka region near Alaska, where he was once governor.