Roman Abramovich Once Spent £40,000 To Fly His Favourite Takeaway Meal On Private Jet
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Roman Abramovich once spent £40,000 to bring his favourite takeaway to him via a private jet.
The Russian billionaire's stint owning Chelsea was in its infancy at the time and he was apparently partial to a bit Japanese cuisine.
Abramovich's favourite was said to be a restaurant called Ubon, based in the rather plush area of Canary Wharf.
According to the Sunday Times, via The Mirror, he loved it so much that he was willing to do whatever was needed to bring it to him even if he wasn't local.
While based in Baku, Azerbaijan's capital city, he must have got a serious craving and placed an order totalling £1200.
Deliveroo and Uber Eats didn't even exist at the time but Abramovich was desperate for he and his friends to have a good old scran.
Therefore, the dishes was taken to Luton airport via a chauffer-driven limousine and then placed on Abramovich's private jet.
The journey totalled a staggering 2500 miles and would take more than five hours on a plane.
Then the food needed to be transported to Abramovich and his pals, so there was even more of a wait time.
Just imagine the absolute crushing feeling there would be if there was an order mix up of some sorts, but surely Abramovich had total trust if he was splashing out.
Not that it would have been much cash to Abramovich, one of the richest men in the world.
However, fast forward to the present and Abramovich has had his assets frozen by the government and in the process of trying to sell Chelsea.
The sanctions on Chelsea have been imposed due to Abramovich's alleged links to Russia president Vladimir Putin, who engineered a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in a decision to that has led to many innocent lives being lost.
The deadline for a takeover is Thursday and the latest bit of information is that NBA chairman Larry Tanenbaum has joined Bain Capital chairman Stephen Pagliuca's bid.
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