Billionaire Chelsea Soccer Club Owner Gets Israeli Nationality
Roman Abramovich is now Israel’s richest citizen. The Russian-born billionaire had trouble renewing his U.K. visa when British authorities increased scrutiny of Russians after the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter on English soil in March. But Abramovich, who is Jewish, qualified for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return. He’ll be exempt from taxes on income earned abroad for 10 years — and won’t need to declare its source — as he settles down in Tel Aviv in a mansion purchased from actress Gal Gadot.