With his accounts frozen, he said he doesn’t know how he’ll even pay for his cleaner.
With a nervous chuckle, he told Bloomberg’s Stephanie Baker: “Maybe I should clean the house myself.”
He added: “That’s fine. I used to live in a small dormitory room with four men when I was a student, but after 35 years it’s unexpected.”
He told Baker that his woes are nothing compared to what Ukrainians are going through, adding: “My problems are really nothing compared with their problems.”
Fridman also told the news outlet that sanctions against oligarchs show that Europe doesn’t understand how Russian power works.
He said: “If the people who are in charge in the EU believe that because of sanctions, I could approach Mr. Putin and tell him to stop the war, and it will work, then I’m afraid we’re all in big trouble.
“That means those who are making this decision understand nothing about how Russia works. And that’s dangerous for the future.”
Fridman has previously spoken out against the war.
He wrote a letter, which was later made public, to staff at his investment firm LetterOne condemning the war.
In it, he wrote that he doesn’t typically make political statements, but said that he wants “the bloodshed to end”, stating that the war will “cost lives and damage two nations who have been brothers for hundreds of years.”