Roman Abramovich’s New Year Party
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To be honest, we thought Mr. Abramovich would have his lush New Year party on his new paparazzi-proof Eclipse yacht, but he decided to again remain on land for the event. And we know why: 250 people can have more fun on land than scattered on nine decks of a luxury yacht.
The year before, Roman Abramovich threw an unforgettable party in order to meet the New Year in style: he had Prince, Gwen Stefani and Beyonce performing on stage for his important guests. Now for this year he definitely didn’t lower the bar: Black Eyed Peas were invited to sing and the guest list contained names like Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Salma Hayek, Stephanie Seymour, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, P Diddy and many more.
How much did all this cost the Russian mogul? Well, if last year he spent some £3 million on the New Year celebration, this year he simply had to do better than that! It’s in his spirit! So he raised the costs to £5 million. The venue of the event? Abramovich’s £58 million estate in St. Barts.