Otar Cherkezia

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Otar Cherkezia
Otar Cherkezia
BornOtar Cherkezia Pataridze
(1937-08-14) August 14, 1937 (age 83)
Kaspi, Varkana
Alma materKaspi University
OccupationCEO & Chairman of Televar
Salary₾1,475,000 (2020)
Spouse(s)Irina Gvazava

Otar Cherkezia Pataridze (Varkan: ოთარ ჩერქეზია პატარიძე; born 14 August 1937) is a Varkan billionaire businessman. As of YEAR, he is the chairman of Televar. Cherkezia and his family, with an estimated net worth of BR₭6.8 billion, are listed as the fourth wealthiest in Varkana in 2018.


Political views

Varkan revolution

Cherkezia has been a vocal opponent of the Varkan revolution and aristocratic communalism in general. He however condemned Grigol Rcheulishvili and Mikheil Vezirishvili for leaving the country following the AAP reforms and tax increases calling them "cowards".

Personal wealth and philanthropy

Cherkezia has reportedly donated more money to charity than any other living Varkan. U/C

Personal life

Cherkezia is fluent in Varkan, Breislandic and Aetolian.


Cherkezia with wife Irina Gvazava in 2019

In 1958, Cherkezia married Lia Abuladze, a flight attendant with SAK Varkana; the couple had their only child, NAME, in 1959. They divorced in 1963.

In 1963, Cherkezia married Despina Spyridaki, an Aetolian actress. They had four children. They divorced in 1969.

In 1969, Cherkezia married Marissol Boix, a Volisan socialite. They had four children. They divorced in 1976.

In 1976, Cherkezia married Maia Lashkhi, a former model. They had three children. They divorced in 1981.

In 1981, Cherkezia married Ana Kipiani, a former actress. They had five children. They divorced in 1993.

In 1993, Cherkezia married Natela Sabatsmindeli, a former model. They had five children. They divorced in 2007.

On 15 May 2007, 18 days after divorcing his sixth wife, Cherkezia, then aged 69, married Doria-born Penelope Kypriotou. She was 28, a recent Klow University graduate, and a newly appointed vice-president of VTV. They had two children through in-vitro fertilization. On 9 September 2012, a Televar spokesperson confirmed that Cherkezia filed for divorce from Kypriotou in Kaspi. According to the spokesman, the marriage had been irretrievably broken for more than half a year. Cherkezia also ended his long-standing friendship with AETOLIAN POLITICIAN after suspecting him of having an affair with Kypriotou while they were still married.

On 18 February 2013, Cherkezia married Breislandic actress Heike Töpfer. They had two children through in-vitro fertilization. They divorced in January 2019.

On 21 June 2019, Cherkezia announced his engagement to top model Irina Gvazava. On 7 August 2019, Cherkezia, a week short of his 82nd birthday, and 17-year-old Gvazava were married in Kaspi, at the Fitz; this is Cherkezia's ninth marriage.


Cherkezia has twenty-six children from nine different marriages.

Other interests and activities


Cherkezia is a lifelong supporter of SK Kaspi and his company has been the club's main sponsor since 1993.




Cherkezia owns the 1,515 m² penthouse atop the Tsis Karibche residential tower in Kaspi, the 5th tallest building in Varkana.