Darya "Dasha" Alexandrovna Zhukova (born 8 June 1981) is a Russian-born businesswoman, art collector, magazine editor, and founder of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Garage Magazine. She is married to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.
Zhukova was born as Darya Alexandrovna Zhukova in Moscow on 8 June 1981. Her father is Alexander Zhukov, an oil trader. Her mother is Yelena Zhukova, a Russian scientist of molecular biology. Her parents separated when she was 3. In 1991, she moved with her mother to the United States, settling in the Houston area as her mother had relocated due to work. They would later move to Los Angeles, California.
Zhukova attended a Jewish day-school in California. She attended Pacific Hills School and graduated in 1999. She graduated with honours from the University of California, Santa Barbara with degrees in Slavic Studies and Literature. After becoming involved with Roman Abramovich, she returned to Moscow and later moved to London, where she entered London’s College of Naturopathic Medicine. She did not complete the programme...
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