Star-Studded Voyagers: Celebrities And Their Yachts
Some people find their passion for collecting different kinds of items like figurines, books, merchandise, glasses, and shoes – especially if they are limited edition collectors’ items. Celebrities are no exception to this passion for making a collection of particular items. With their stack full of fortunes, some of these celebrities go out of their way to buy themselves a yacht.
In a sense, yachts are almost like small cities that can cruise through the seas. More often than not, the lowest value a yacht can have is around the range of tens of millions, with superyachts being at the hundreds of millions. With the many luxurious commodities, like the bedrooms, bathrooms, and dining halls, that come with a yacht, it comes with no surprise that their selling price is often more than our home and student loans combined. With that said, celebrities earn more than enough from their projects that, after buying themselves a yacht, they can still engage in their other day-to-day hobbies, interests, and even investments. And now, without further ado, let’s talk about the celebrities who have owned a yacht!
OPRAH – $300 MILLION
One of the most popular celebrities and talk show hosts, Oprah Winfrey, has gone through quite a journey to achieve where she is today. Before her star was even shining, Oprah struggled through many hardships for most of her childhood, often working to earn a decent amount to pay for her personal loans. And after all her hard work, Oprah’s career shone brighter and the rest, as they say, is history.
Oprah Winfrey has spent a hefty amount of it for charity programs with her hard-earned fortunes and even gave her show’s crew a vacation in Hawaii at one point. But the TV personality also saved some for herself and bought a $300-million-dollar yacht named Trending. Although Oprah owns it, she allows other people to use Trending for a weekly rent of $210,000.
JK ROWLING – $27 MILLION
The mother of the Harry Potter books, JK Rowling, is one of the most well-known authors today. She deserves some credit for her hard work and perseverance. After she finished writing the first manuscript of Harry Potter, JK Rowling was first rejected by 12 publishers before her book was finally approved by Bloomsbury – a true-to-life case of “If at first, you don’t succeed, try and try again.”
Unlike in the wizarding world that the author created, there are no flying cars or brooms in the real world – yet. Among the many transportation sources that the author has purchased included a yacht, which she got from actor Johnny Depp in 2015 for $27 million. After a year, JK Rowling placed the ship back for sale with an asking price of $19 million, while allowing sailors an approximate $130,000 weekly rent.
KENDALL JENNER – $500,000/WEEK
Kendall Jenner became a well-known figure thanks to the family reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Outside of her career as a TV personality and model, Kendall Jenner has made a few investments in the fashion and beauty business and started a career as a photographer – her first published work was for the magazine LOVE’s sixteenth-anniversary issue.
For her 19th birthday, Kendall Jenner decided to take a few weeks off to celebrate. Along with her friends, Jenner rented a yacht called the Axioma. Throughout the cruise, the birthday girl and company had access to the ship’s many commodities like the swimming pool, Jacuzzi deck with bar, the gym, and 3D cinema while receiving service from its top-grade crew of 20 people. In recent news, the Axioma is on the market for approximately $80 million.
BONO – APPROXIMATELY $11.5 MILLION
Paul David Hewson, who is popularly known as Bono, is the frontman of the famous band U2. He has collaborated with many iconic artists like Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, and Frank Sinatra through the years. But before he started his career as U2’s singer, Bono used to work at a gas station to accommodate his daily needs. And with a nickname like Bono, rooted from the Latin word “bona vox,” which means “good voice,” it was only a matter of time before Hewson finally got to make his talents shine.
Outside of his music career, Bono would frequent his yacht, Kingdom Come. This beautiful ship is like a moving castle with its passengers living like royalty. This is all thanks to its fancily-designed rooms and halls, swimming pool, and hobby equipment like snorkeling gear and kite surfers.
CALVIN KLEIN – $180,000/WEEK
One of the icons that redefined fashion from top to bottom through his works is Calvin Klein. He is now one of the most successful fashion designers to grace the fashion industry. But for his success, perhaps a portion of the credit goes to his childhood friend and a lost Bonwit Teller buyer. With the $10,000 his friend gave him, Klein rented a hotel’s workroom and sold the women’s coats that he designed. And after a lost buyer stumbled across Calvin Klein’s room, his fame only pointed towards two directions – above and beyond.
Fashionably, Calvin Klein also owns the yacht, Vantage, where he hosts his many parties with celebrities, models, and fellow millionaires. The ship can accommodate up to 12 guests with its lovely interior design, six cabins, hot tubs, and the many bars located in its structure.
BEYONCÉ – $70 MILLION
Beyonce is familiar with success. She was once a member of the best-selling girl group and later had an equally rewarding solo career.With her talent in singing and dancing first discovered in her childhood years, it is safe to say that Beyoncé already started helping her parents on matters like their home and personal loans at a very young age. And after all her hard work, using her talents, Beyoncé is now one of the most successful artists in the music industry.
For more than a couple of years already, Beyoncé is happily married to rapper Jay-Z. For her 32nd birthday, Jay-Z bought Beyoncé the 70-million-dollar, 213-foot yacht, Galactica Star. This lovely ship also comes with its own helipad, a sundeck, a duplex beach club, a swimming pool, a sauna, and can accommodate up to 12 guests with its crew of 13 people.
GIORGIO ARMANI – $60 MILLION
Among many fashion designers, Giorgio Armani is considered one of the most influential in the fashion industry. He has inspired other famous brands throughout his career. And with his top-class fashion designs, Armani received credit for being the core reason behind the Italian city Milan’s rise in worldwide attention as a leading fashion center. Furthermore, the fashion designer is also an active patron for his home country, Italy, providing kits for their police officers and sewing taxi drivers’ clothes.
As of today, he is considered one of the best fashion designers in the world. George Armani changed the definition of men’s and women’s wear and redefined luxury. Though Armani is well-known for his clothing line, his creativity knows no bounds. For his 60-million-dollar yacht, Main, Armani provided his artistic touches to its interior design. The ship features a cinema, a gym, six cabins, and a 14-person crew to accommodate 14 guests.
DAVID GILMOUR – PRICE UNKNOWN
Before David Gilmour became a notable member of the iconic rock band, Pink Floyd, he went through a couple of rough patches in his career. For more than 50 years, David Gilmore has been a leading artist, using guitars as a primary tool to write some of the most recognized songs in the history of rock music. At one point, Gilmour didn’t even have enough money to afford to fill the gas tank of his former band’s van. Luckily, he didn’t give up. And with his newfound success in the band, Pink Floyd, David Gilmour’s fame shined crazily bright like a diamond.
With his love for music and traveling, David Gilmour decided to combine the two with his very own floating recording studio, the Astoria. Though it is now permanently anchored at the Hampton’s River Thames, many of Gilmour’s solo and Pink Floyd’s records were produced in the ship. Besides a recording studio, the Astoria also includes three cabins, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a large main saloon.
DAVID AND VICTORIA BECKHAM – $4 MILLION
One interesting fact about David and Victoria Beckham is that before the two first met in person, David Beckham and his friends saw the music video for Spice Girls’ Say You’ll Be There. While they were watching, David pointed at Victoria, saying that he’ll stay with her for the rest of their lives when he does meet her. And when the two finally met, Victoria felt a strong connection with the football player after discovering that, just like her, Beckham would always look after his family above all else.
After 21 years of marriage, the romantic history of Victoria and David Beckham have been recorded in history. Whenever the couple isn’t working on the investments they made in the fashion business, they would often spend quality family time on their yacht, Seafair, which is also nicknamed “The Sophisticated Lady.” The ship includes a gym, a salon, a galley, and can accommodate eight guests.
ROBERTO CAVALLI – $20 MILLION
Among the many designers whose degree of creativity exceeded above only clothes and fashion products is Roberto Cavalli. Throughout his career, Cavalli has lent his creative vision for many projects, like providing the design of Coke’s limited edition bottles in 2008. Though Cavalli has also showcased his works as a photographer, his fashion line isn’t something that should be overlooked – he has designed costumes for artists like Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, and the Spice Girls to wear in their tours and concerts.
Wonder what Batman’s Batboat would look like in real life? Then look no further than Roberto Cavalli’s Batmobile-inspired yacht, the Freedom. The ship has two decks, a master and guest cabins, and can accommodate at least six guests and crew. Although its exterior is reminiscent of the Dark Knight’s signature vehicle, the interior has Cavalli written all over its style.
TONY PARKER – APPROXIMATELY $7.5 MILLION
One of the NBA’s best basketball players, Tony Parker, has also been given credit for redefining the image of French basketball. Well-known for his time playing with NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker has also been a significant factor behind his national team’s first-ever victory in the 2013 European championship, which became a significant milestone in France’s basketball history.
In addition to enjoying life, Parker is running his own business. In fact, he started preparing long before he retired. After all of the fortune Tony Parker has earned throughout his career, he has accumulated more than enough for him and his family to have their very own luxurious yacht, the Kando 110. Designed by the Turkish yacht company, AvA, Kando 110 features five staterooms and a double stateroom for the VIP, a sky lounge, a six-person spa, a saloon, a barbecue area, and can accommodate up to 12 guests.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG – AT LEAST $150 MILLION
Another icon among the many designers in the fashion business is Diane von Furstenberg. Her works radiate confidence and beauty. During her earlier years, her father, Leon Halfin, helped her when she was still making investments for her first fashion center. With her iconic wrap dress becoming a worldwide sensation the moment it was available in the market, Diane’s brand and works have undoubtedly paid off and led her to create more designs that further improved upon the previous ones.
Her career is also an inspirational one: in the 1970s, she realized the American dream with a signature wrap dress; in the 1990s, she made a comeback to rebuild her own fashion empire. Diane and her husband, Barry Diller, purchased their own yacht with her hard-earned fortunes, the EOS. Not only does the ship provide the best view of the sunrise and sunset, but EOS also provides the most luxurious and comfortable experience its passengers can have.
NICOLE KIDMAN – $4.5 MILLION
Nicole Kidman started her career as an actress at a fairly young age. When she was 4 years old, she appeared on the screen for the first time and played a supporting role in “BashChristmas”. Although it did not make her famous, it strengthened Kidman’s love of acting. At age of 16, Nicole Kidman already starred in an Australian film and TV series. Eventually, after a little hard work and some luck, Kidman found herself amongst the many celebrities under the Hollywood spotlight thanks to her acting credit in films like Dead Calm, Far and Away, and To Die For.
It was only a matter of time before Nicole Kidman finally purchased her very own yacht, the Hokulani. Besides the ship, Kidman’s parents also gave her the name Hokulani, which is Hawaiian for “heavenly star.” The ship is Kidman’s favorite place to stay during the summer months, thanks to its on-deck wet bar, a galley, a saloon, and five wonderfully designed cabins.
BILLY JOEL – $1.3 MILLION
Billy Joel Billy Joel was born in Hicksville, New York. At a very young age, Billy Joel was already honing his talents with the piano. After all, you first need to be a Piano Boy before you become a Piano Man. When he was still finding his musical identity, Billy Joel went through a wide degree of music changes. He even started a British Invasion cover band – another time, he started a heavy metal band called Attila.
Eventually, after a few hard turns in his career, Billy Joel and his songs finally achieved widespread popularity worldwide. To help manage his busy schedule, the musician bought himself a yacht, the Vendetta. The ship features many commodities that provide the utmost comfort for both its passengers and crew. But after a few years under his ownership, in 2016, Billy Joel donated the Vendetta to The International Seakeepers Society.
RAFAEL NADAL – $5 MILLION
At first, Rafael Nadal was recognized as the nephew of the soccer player, Miguel Angel Nadal. But it didn’t take long for the world to see him as one of the best tennis players to ever play on the court. Among the many achievements Nadal has made, he has also played in one of – if not – the best tennis matches in history against his rival, Roger Federer. The game lasted for 4 hours and 48 minutes.
After selling his yacht, the Beethoven, Rafael Nadal once again spent some money off his credit card on a new craft – the boat was delivered to the tennis player just in time for his 34th birthday. The ship features a hot tub, a wet bar, a dining area, four cabins, a master cabin, and can accommodate up to 12 people.
TIGER WOODS – $20 MILLION
Even among those who aren’t too familiar with what’s happening in the golfing world, Tiger Woods’ name’s mere mention is enough to spark the interest of people to the sport. Thanks to his father, who he also considers his best friend, Tiger Woods first experienced playing golf before he was even two years old. With his early start in the game, Tiger Woods soon became the youngest golf player ever to win the Grand Slam.
Woods stressed that as a golfer, the most important thing in career development is to keep it fun. Besides his well-developed skill in golf, his yacht, appropriately named Privacy, may be a good contender for second place among the many significant investments Tiger Woods has made in his life. Not only does it provide the golf player his well-deserved privacy, but the ship also features a large bar, a jacuzzi, and a gym.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO – $678 MILLION
Almost everyone knows about Leonardo DiCaprio and his remarkable dedication and commitment when it comes to acting. But outside of being an A-list actor, DiCaprio is a prominent environmentalist and philanthropist. In 2015, the actor spent some of his investment money to purchase an island in Belize and aims to make it an entirely eco-friendly and self-sustaining resort. The resort also has its own research facility made to solve the ever-growing issue of climate change.
Through the years, the actor has had his fair share of boat rides with fellow celebrities and millionaires. But in 2014, DiCaprio rented one of the most extravagant yachts in the world, the Topaz. The ship features a cinema, three swimming pools, a fitness hall, and an overall comfortable atmosphere for its passengers – an excellent choice for the actor.
ERIC CLAPTON – APPROXIMATELY $10.5 MILLION
One of the music industry’s best guitarists, Eric Clapton has been in the sight of the public for more than 50 years. Eric Clapton also has a deep concern for those around him. In 1998, after spending years overcoming his drug addiction, Eric Clapton made investments in a rehabilitation center named Crossroads. With the creation of the live-in center, the musician aims to provide the best service to everyone battling their addiction and has since made it a lifelong commitment.
In 2005, Eric Clapton decided to take a break from his music career by chartering the yacht, Va Bene. He loved the vessel so much that he eventually bought it from its previous owner. The ship’s interior design has Eric Clapton’s artistic touches spread all over it. Va Bene also features a Jacuzzi, exercise equipment, and flat-screen TVs that can make any film-enthusiast jump with joy and accommodate up to 12 guests.
NICOLAS CAGE – $2.95 MILLION
Among the many iconic celebrities in the entertainment industry, it’s safe to say that Nicolas is one of the most famous internet figures. Throughout his career, Cage is often known for his acting credit in films like Ghost Rider, Con Air, The Rock, and the National Treasure films.Cage is one of the high-paid actors in Hollywood. With his ever-growing success, the actor has spent his fortune on many things, including two Bahamian islands, two albino cobras, and four yachts.
Among the four vessels, Nicolas Cage’s personal favorite was the Sarita. The ship provided everything its passengers needed for the best quality of comfort and accommodations to liven up the cruise experience, including two kayaks and water skis. Although the actor eventually sold his valuable yachts, it comes without a doubt that Nicolas Cage still cherishes the many moments he had on those floating cities.
JERRY JONES – $250 MILLION
Jerry Jones is the owner of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. Throughout his career, Jones has been known to apply an unorthodox work principle when it came to managing his team. Though that may be the case, Jones is a contributing factor to most of the Cowboys’ several victories in the NFL and raked a fortune out of the $170 million investments he made on the team – the Cowboys is now a franchise worth around $2.1 billion!
With the large sum of earnings he has accumulated through the years as the Cowboys’ owner, Jerry Jones has more than enough to buy himself a yacht and named it Bravo Eugenia – saying the name almost feels like you’re congratulating Jones’ wife, Eugenia. If ever Jones wants to host a party, the luxury ship has a 30-person crew and can accommodate up to 14 guests.
SIMON COWELL – $73 MILLION
Well-known for his hard-boiled persona as a judge for popular TV talent shows like The X-Factor and American Idol, Simon Cowell also has a softer side. One time, The X-Factor contestant, Honey G, received a massive amount of backlash from the show’s audience. And like the good guy he is, Simon defended Honey G, giving her credit for providing the show a fun and lively atmosphere thanks to her unique style. After all, what good is a critique if he never acknowledges the good side of things?
With the fortune he has earned as a talent show judge and TV show producer, Simon Cowell awarded himself and his family with a luxury yacht called the Slipstream. It can accommodate up to 12 guests and 15 crew members. This lovely ship features a deck jacuzzi, a gym, a fancy dining area, and a master suite reminiscent of a top-class hotel.
MICHAEL JORDAN – $80 MILLION
One of the best basketball players in NBA history is Michael Jordan. He learned how to slam and jam in the court, thanks to his father, who was also his first trainer. With his outstanding skill in the sport, Jordan earned himself a basketball scholarship that helped lessen the student loans for his college education. As his skills become more and more refined, Michael Jordan eventually made a name for himself worldwide as one of the best basketball players to ever grace the court.
Not only is Michael Jordan a fantastic basketball player, but he is also a successful businessman. Among the many luxury items he has purchased through the years includes his very own yacht, the amazing Mr. Terrible. The ship features a bar, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and an underwater camera, providing passengers access to witness what lies beneath the deep blue.
BILL DUKER – APPROXIMATELY $100 MILLION
After his years as a lawyer had ended, Duker and his wife are also active philanthropists. Through the years, they have donated a fortune to a few universities and hospitals through their Bernard and Millie Children’s Foundation, which is named in memory of Bill’s parents. His net worth is estimated to exceed 300 million.
Now owned by the King of Morocco, Bill Duker once owned the yacht, Sybaris. Now carrying the name Badis I, the ship is most notable for the excellent choices made for its interior design, even winning a Best Interior award from the Monaco Yacht Show. Though not much is known about the ship’s many features and commodities, it is safe to say that this luxury cruise provides top-quality comfort and relaxation for its passengers, so much so that even a king wouldn’t pass the opportunity to have it.
GRAEME HART – $275 MILLION
After finishing his education with a master’s degree in business administration, Graeme Hart pursued a packaging business career. Hart has become notable for buying companies that received underwhelming financial returns throughout his career, only to transform them into more successful businesses. As a result, he has become one of the most powerful and wealthiest figures in New Zealand. He said he is not so keen on making money.
Though Graeme Hart prefers to keep away from making a public appearance as much as possible, the billionaire is well-known for spending his fortunes on luxurious items. Among the things he purchased includes this enormous beauty, the Ulysses. Like a mansion floating in the sea, the yacht features a helipad, a movie room, a gym, and can accommodate up to 30 guests with its 42-member crew. However, in 2017, Hart sold Ulysses to an unknown buyer, renaming the vessel Andromeda.
PAUL ALLEN – $325 MILLION
Bill Gates’ good friend since childhood, Paul Allen, was also the co-founder of Microsoft. With the investments he made on the company alongside Gates, Paul Allen became one of the many wealthy figures in his lifetime. Allen has invested billions of dollars in technology, industry, real estate, and media. And he is committed to charity.
Although Paul Allen passed away too soon in 2018, one of his properties, the yacht Octopus, has been placed to good use. The Octopus is one of the world’s largest ships, and features a helicopter hangar, a music recording studio, an observation lounge, a juice bar, a gym, a cinema, a medical center, and a hair salon – it’s even fancier than any five-star hotel in the world. From time to time, Allen’s estate loans out the Octopus for various purposes, like rescue missions, scientific research missions, and exploration projects.
STEVE JOBS – $110 MILLION
Among the many significant figures in technology alongside Microsoft’s Bill Gates is Apple’s Steve Jobs. Besides founding the company that produces many of today’s sought-after devices like the iPhone and the MacBook, Steve Jobs has taken credit for contributing to the birth of Pixar, the animation studio responsible for many iconic films today like the Toy Story and Incredibles films, Inside Out, and Monster’s Inc.
For his yacht, Venus, Steve Jobs’ creative vision was a significant influence behind its interior and exterior designs and the technology installed for the ship’s passengers and crew – this included making the ship as quiet as it can ever be. Including seven 27-inch iMac computers is one of special features of the vessel.Though Jobs never got to see Venus set sail, his wife, Laurene Jobs, inherited the vessel and has since made the most out of it.
RICHARD BRANSON – $6.6 MILLION
Among the many influential entrepreneurs today is Richard Branson. He has made countless investments in his life and for his company called Virgin, one of the world’s most recognizable brands. Among the other things he has spent his money on includes his massive car collection and his preparation for Virgin’s interplanetary transportation services – his entrepreneurship can soar up to infinity and beyond!
Not only does he have a medium of transportation for land and air, but Richard Branson also has one for the seas: a yacht – a beautiful one at that, too. Branson bought the Necker Belle and renovated it into the beautiful beast that it is today. The vessel features many swimming pools, a cinema, and many types of equipment like water skis, scuba diving gear, and paddleboards if its passengers feel like having some fun in the ocean.
BRAD PITT – $7 MILLION
One of Hollywood’s most powerful actors, Brad Pitt, can do just about anything – he was more than happy to have a cameo as an invisible character in Deadpool 2. Among the many notable films he starred in include Mr. and Mrs. Smith, World War Z, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
With his success as an actor and producer, Brad Pitt has earned more than enough to buy the yacht, Ghost II. And, like other celebrities, Pitt makes it a habit to stay away from the paparazzi to the degree that he installed a signal jammer on the boat’s hull, disabling any device near the ship from ever taking a picture of it. It goes to show that a person’s privacy is undoubtedly a vital part of their lives to relax, reflect, and prepare for what lies ahead.
ROMAN ABRAMOVICH – $500 MILLION
Roman Abramovich is one of the few billionaires that started his life at the lowest of the low. But no matter how hard life pushed him down, Abramovich pushed back even harder. At a very young age, Roman Abramovich learned more than a handful of ways to make a living, eventually becoming the very foundations of his stairway to becoming a billionaire.Roman Abramovich bought real estate in many countries with his money. He also has a private customized aircraft called The Bandit. Its value is $1 billion.
After Abramovich sold his yacht, Ecstasea, to Justin Bieber, he purchased the beastly vessel, Eclipse. The ship is one of the finest examples of a property that provides top-quality comfort while also ensuring its passengers and crew’s safety. Besides its luxurious commodities like its guest cabins, two swimming pools, and disco hall, the Eclipse also features security tighter than any high-profile figure’s home security system.
JAMES PACKER – $200 MILLION
Before becoming the billionaire he is today, James Packer once worked at his father’s farmland, taking care of its livestock after graduating high school. After experiencing how hard it is to establish a stable way of living at a young age, Packer developed a sense of determination that is most apparent with his work principles and ethics. Over the years, Packer has made many investments for various businesses and eventually became one of Australia’s richest figures.
After his father’s unfortunate passing, James Packer inherited many of his properties, including a yacht. The ship called Arctic P. can house 22 guests and features 11 cabins, a helipad, an amphitheater, a Jacuzzi, and a swimming pool – more than enough to entertain his visitors throughout their cruise. As it has a helipad on its deck, Arctic P. can hold a private helicopter too.
ALISHER USMANOV – $800 MILLION
Now one of Russia’s most prosperous, Alisher Usmanov developed his business’s foundations before even receiving his degree from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations. And after one successful business venture after another, Usmanov even reached a point in his career where he was among the UK’s top-10 wealthiest people. As of 2020, Usmanov’s net worth is $16 billion.He is also an active member of many NGOs and corporate executive agencies. He attaches great importance to charity, art, science and sports. For several years, Alisher Usmanov served as the chairman of the International Fencing Federation.
With his heap pile of fortunes, buying a yacht is as easy as getting out of bed for Usmanov. The Dilbar features a pool, a cinema, a hospital room, a sauna, and has a 47-member crew to accommodate up to 16 passengers. However, in 2018, the ship was sold to the Royal Family of Bahrain and renamed Raya, with whom it will set sail for another adventure.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER – $2.2 MILLION
When you’re as rich as Floyd Mayweather and has $560 million net worth to your name, a $2.2-million yacht is just a big toy that you can afford. The 43-year-old sports icon bought himself a Bugatti yacht, worth a couple of million dollars, and it doesn’t even break his bank. With his fortune, spending a huge amount of money as this is not a problem at all. This will even serve as a good investment for him.
Called Niniette 66, the vessel in question is the first in a series. It has a length of about 50 to 80 feet, dressed in Bugatti’s trademark blue and titanium carbon fiber. The superyacht also carries other manufacturers’ engineering traits, like the accentuated center line, symmetry, and signature curve. Of course, being owned by Mayweather himself, expect it to feature a lot of lavish amenities while he relaxingly cruises 50 miles per hour.
BERNARD ARNAULT – $150 MILLION
A billionaire who twice surpassed Amazon’s Jeff Bezos from the Number 1 spot for the World’s Richest, Bernard Arnault is the chief executive and chairman of LVMH. The company produces high-quality products and is now well-known in several countries – a vast majority of Japan’s population owns a Luis Vuitton product. In order to make LVMH become the world’s No. 1 luxury goods group, he acquired brands such as C é line, Kenzo, and Fendi. Bernard Arnault is an art collector who has sponsored many influential art exhibitions and set up the LVMH Young Designer Award.
With his hard-earned success through each year, Bernard Arnault has enough to buy himself a yacht. His floating abode, Symphony, can compete with similar-sized ships’ speed while relying on 30% less gas than them, making it much friendlier to the environment. For its passengers, Symphony features a six-meter swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, an outdoor theater, an alfresco bar, and an elegantly designed interior that can make anyone feel like royalty.
ELTON JOHN – $26 MILLION
One of music’s most iconic artists of all time, Elton John, is a musician who has influenced many aspiring artists thanks to the many timeless classics. In recent years, he has reduced the number of world tour concerts. He announced that he would spend more time with his family. Besides his talents, Elton John is also well-known for the various fancy glasses he wears on stage to the degree that rumors began spreading that he would need several hotel rooms to store his vast collection of optic frames. No doubt, he didn’t see that story coming.
It comes with no surprise that Elton John eventually earned enough to buy himself a yacht. The Wabi Sabi is the musician’s favorite go-to getaway whenever he wants to take a break from his music career. The ship features a 50-inch wide plasma TV in its entertainment center, a Jacuzzi, a gym, and eight rooms to accommodate up to twelve guests.
JOHNNY DEPP – $12 MILLION
Johnny Depp is well-known for the bizarre roles he had for films like Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. The actor is a lively ball of electricity for his co-stars whenever they take a break from filming. Besides being a good companion to his co-stars, Johnny Depp is an overall good guy. He once thanked the hospital that treated his daughter’s E. coli infection by donating a generous sum of $1.28 million – he also visited the child patients as Jack Sparrow and spent hours talking with them.
Johnny Depp once owned the Vajoliroja. The ship had a bohemian and a subtle pirate motif behind its design and features a cinema, a library of video games to play, and ample space for passengers to relax and savor the moment. The ship is a relaxing and opulent expression of his personal style.
DAVID GEFFEN – $400 MILLION
Like many others, David Geffen started his career in the entertainment industry at the bottom. Geffen’s first few months were spent in William Morris Agency’s mailroom before he finally got the opportunity to make investments on the record labels, Asylum Records and Geffen Records. Soon after, Geffen and visionary director Steven Spielberg founded the now-famous DreamWorks studio.
He is passionate about luxury real estate. He owns one of the most expensive apartments in New York. He also sold his $165 million house to Jeff Bezos. The Rising Sun is a beautifully made cruise ship that David Geffen had partial ownership with Larry Ellison. But after some time, Geffen couldn’t help but to buy the yacht entirely – which he did. The ship features a basketball court and helipad, a wine cellar, a spa, a sauna, a gym, and can accommodate up to 18 passengers with its nine cabins and 45 crew members for the entirety of their stay.
STEVEN SPIELBERG – $150 MILLION
One of the film industry’s most recognized filmmakers, Steven Spielberg, has released a handful of well-loved films throughout his four-decade career. At two points, Spielberg has declined the role of director for the James Bond films. The first time was because he lacked experience, the second was when he became too successful to the degree that he was deemed unaffordable.
With a net worth of $3.7 billion, Spielberg is one of the richest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg’s creative vision isn’t only bound to films. His yacht, the Seven Seas, was custom built to satisfy the filmmaker’s standards for luxury and comfort. Though this luxurious floating dream house features an infinity pool, a cinema, a gym, and many other amenities, Steven Spielberg is already planning to sell it as he now has his sights on an even bigger yacht. If a successful figure like Steven Spielberg still strives for greater heights, then so should we.
SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS – $820 MILLION
Before he received widespread fame from his career as an artist and producer, Sean “Diddy” Combs started in one of the many humble beginnings a person can have. Before he began his music career, Combs once worked as a doorman for the Marriott Hotel to help him with his home and personal loans. It’s safe to say that the experience became one of the many significant factors that helped mold Combs to be the person he is today. In addition to music, he also dabbles in the fashion design industry.
With his hard-earned fortunes, Diddy eventually accumulated enough to buy himself a yacht, the Maraya. The ship’s design projects a different atmosphere for each of its areas like its calm and peaceful living area, which features books for passengers to read, and its top deck is called the “party floor,” which resembles the classiest of nightclubs.
ELENA AMBROSIADOU – $200 MILLION
Among the world’s wealthiest figures, Elena Ambrosiadou achieved the millionaire status thanks to the contributions she made with the company, IKOS Asset Management. With the company, Ambrosiadou helps manage its funds while following an effective trading strategy that is beneficial for all parties involved in their business. In 2004, she paid more than 26 million in salary for herself, which made her known as “The Highest Paid Woman in Britain”.
With her ever-growing fortune, Elena Ambrosiadou has made quite a collection of vehicles through the years. Besides having her own private jet, Ambrosiadou also owns a yacht, the Maltese Falcon. The vessel was designed not to use as much gas as other ships while only needing a few crew members. One of the largest sailing yachts in the world, the Maltese Falcon, can house 12 guests thanks to its six cabins and features transparent floors, utilizing natural light as much as possible.
CRISTIANO RONALDO – $18.27 MILLION
At a very young age, Cristiano Ronaldo has shown a tremendous amount of passion for the sport. For his kick-start towards becoming a professional player, Ronaldo often gives credit to his long-time childhood friend, Albert Fantrau, for helping him get a spot in the academy from Sporting. And from there on out, Ronaldo’s path to glory was as good as words etched in stone, and become one of the greatest superstars in the history of world football
Eventually, Ronaldo bought himself a yacht, the Aya London. Like the football player, Aya London is a speedy vessel, topping at speeds of 28 knots. The ship features five luxury cabins, two relaxation areas, a fancy dining room, and a lounge. With the ship’s design providing an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation, Aya London is, without a doubt, a fitting getaway cruise for Ronaldo and his family.
LARRY ELLISON – $160 MILLION
One of the world’s wealthiest figures today, Larry Ellison, is also the co-founder and CEO of Oracle. But before the company became what it is today, Oracle first went under the name Software Development Laboratories, which Ellison started with only $1,200 of investment money. Fortunately, after all the risky decisions he has made through the years, Larry Ellison’s career bore great results for him.
He is a sports fan and once won a world sailing championship. Besides being a licensed pilot who owns two military jets and the entire Hawaiian island Lanai, Larry Ellison also claims ownership over a yacht, the Musashi. And with the origin of the ship’s name, the Musashi’s décor is heavily influenced by Japanese art. This luxury cruise features a pool, an indoor and outdoor gym, a spa, a movie theater, and an elevator for fast navigations around the vessel.
PHILIP GREEN – $150 MILLION
Before pursuing his work as a businessman, Philip Green first studied the ins and outs of the business by traveling around Europe, the United States, and the Far East. Upon returning, he started his first business with a little help from his family, supporting him with his work and personal loans. After a handful of business ventures through the years, Philip Green reached billionaire status, gaining a net worth of $2.2 billion as of 2020.
It comes with no surprise that Philip Green easily got his hands on the ship, Lionheart, the billionaire’s third yacht. The interior is designed by Tina Green and Mingarelli. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and a 30-member crew. And among the many visitors Green has entertained in the ship include the famous football player, Cristiano Ronaldo – they played table tennis during the visit.
DOLCE & GABBANA – $19 MILLION
Among today’s iconic fashion designers include the famous duo, Dolce & Gabbana. Through the years, the pair have made their works more and more recognizable to the degree that even the Queen of Pop, Madonna, requested them to make her costumes for her The Girlie Show tour. Other celebrities who are big fans of their products include Angelina Jolie and Monica Bellucci. Rather than leading the trend, they advocate focusing on creating the best and most dazzling clothes.
For their yacht, the duo owns the very fashionable Regina d’Italia – Italian for “Queen of Italy.” The luxury vessel features a gym and various sources of entertainment like a water slide in case the fashion duo and their guests feel like having a little fun swimming on the ocean. The ship also has specially designed cabins that can surely please its guests, who are, more often than not, celebrities and models.
DENNIS WASHINGTON – $150 MILLION
Dennis Washington is among the many wealthy businessmen in the world thanks to his Washington Companies, where he has made investments for various businesses that range from marine services to railways – including the largest private railroad in America, Montana Rail Link Inc.
Like other high-profile figures who love to travel the world in style and luxury, Dennis Washington bought himself the Collision. The ship can accommodate up to 28 passengers with its 14 cabins and can reach speeds of 22.6 knots. In 2012, Bill Gates chartered Collision for his family vacation to Belize. In recent news, Collision is being rebuilt, turning it into a more durable vessel that can further ensure the safety of its passengers throughout their luxury cruise. Now he owns four ships, which may seem to be many, but he said that he could not give up any of them.
ERIC SCHMIDT – $72 MILLION
After graduating with a degree from John Hopkins University in 1976, Eric Schmidt pursued a career as a software engineer and businessman. Over the years, Schmidt has shared his expertise with many companies, helping their businesses reach greater heights of success – among these include Google and Bell Labs. He is also the co-founder of Innovation Endeavors, a venture capital firm that has invested in Uber, SoFi, and Zymergen.
With the ever-growing fortune Schmidt earned over the years, the billionaire undoubtedly deserves a break from time to time. For that, Eric Schmidt purchased the Oasis. The luxury yacht can accommodate up to twelve guests with its six cabins and features a Jacuzzi, a gym, and a barbecue area. For its disco floor, passengers need not worry about the vessel rocking against the beat because the Oasis also comes with stabilizers installed on its anchors for a guaranteed smooth sailing.
GWYNETH PALTROW – $65 MILLION
With her fame rising from her acting credit as Pepper Potts in the recent Marvel movies, Gwyneth Paltrow was born and raised to a family of actors and actresses – among her godparents includes the director Steven Spielberg. Besides acting as Tony Stark’s wife, the actress has also gained widespread acclaim for her roles in films like Se7en, Proof, and Shakespeare in Love. For her acting career, she is very strict with herself and keeps her figure by practicing yoga. No wonder her figure has always been so attractive.
Though she has earned a fortune thanks to her many films winning at the box office, Gwyneth Paltrow hasn’t bought her own yacht yet. Even so, the actress would often frequent the charter yacht, the Silolona, with her family. The last time Paltrow used this vessel was when she and her family set its sails for Myanmar and Indonesia.
RIHANNA – $18.8 MILLION
One of the music industry’s famous figures, Rihanna is an artist who has worked for most of her life to get to where she is today. During her childhood years, Rihanna would sometimes buy candy, repack it, and sell it to her classmates in school to earn some money to help her parents with their home and personal loans. Eventually, when her talent for singing was discovered by none other than Jay-Z, Rihanna’s road to stardom was within her grasps.
After all her hard work and determination, Rihanna eventually got her hands on the superyacht, Latitude, which interior is contemporary Art Deco style. The ship has more than enough commodities to entertain its passengers, including its mesmerizing glass walls and ceiling mirrors, a Jacuzzi, a spacious living area, and also has diving and snorkeling equipment in case they feel like going for a little swim.
ANDREI SKOCH – $150 MILLION
Among Russia’s wealthiest includes the businessman, Andrei Skoch, who has made investments for companies like Lebedinsky Mining and USM Holdings, reaping bountiful fortunes in the process. Before joining billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s metallurgical business, he worked at Montazh SpetsBank. He also sponsored a literary competition for young writers.
With all he has earned through the years, Skoch has purchased many properties for his family. This includes a house in Sochi, London, and Cote D’Azur. For transportation, Skoch has a 90-million-dollar private jet, the Airbus A319, and the beautiful floating vessel, Madame Gu, one of the largest yachts built in the Netherlands. It also won the Superyacht of the Year award in 2014. Besides the ship’s gorgeous exterior and interior design, it features a lovely living area for Skoch and his family to relax in and a squash court that can also function as a helicopter hangar.
ANDREY MELNICHENKO – $600 MILLION
A businessman who reached his way to the top through hard work and an immense amount of determination in his gas tank is Andrey Melnichenko. He was raised to make the best for himself and help his country, Russia. After first working in the banking and finance sectors, Melnichenko later contributed to the chemical and metallurgy industry, instantly skyrocketing his income. And for his efforts in Russia’s working sectors, Melnichenko received an award from their president for his good deeds and charitable works.
In 2017, Melnichenko finally received his very own yacht, Sailing Yacht A. Though not much is known about the vessel’s commodities, Sailing Yacht A can accommodate 20 guests with its 54-member crew and is more than capable of carrying a submarine – in case the billionaire and his passengers feel like seeing what lurks underneath the deep blue.
LAWRENCE STROLL – $200 MILLION
Lawrence Stroll is an entrepreneur who has taken credit for bringing the then-unknown Tommy Hilfiger fashion brand to worldwide recognition. Stroll’s first business experience was when he was 15 years old, working for his father’s clothing business, mostly catering to children. Eventually, when Stroll pursued a new business venture with Tommy Hilfiger, the two started their clothing business, gradually growing its popularity and becoming a successful brand.
Among the many things Lawrence Stroll has acquired over the years is his massive collection of Ferraris and his superyacht Faith. With the yacht’s design provided by Chahan Interior Design, who also worked on Stroll’s other houses, Faith is like a floating home for the entrepreneur. Formerly named Fortunato, the ship can accommodate up to 18 guests and a 34-member crew. Furthermore, it features a glass-bottom swimming pool and a helicopter hangar. Its top speed is 17 knots.
JACKIE CHAN – $10 MILLION
Jackie Chan is an actor dedicated to keeping his action set-pieces as real as possible that he always does his own stunts, no matter how insane they tend to be. Because of this, many insurance companies decline to insure Jackie Chan and his team because their stunts were too dangerous. But due to the actor’s commitment to making fun and entertaining films, Jackie Chan has made a big name for himself worldwide.
For his journey across the seas, Jackie Chan has his superyacht, Jinlong. With its many wide windows, Jinlong provides its passengers with a beautiful view of the ocean. The vessel also features four bedrooms with king-sized beds, a sun deck, a movie theater, a sauna, and a karaoke room – just in case Jackie and his passengers feel like singing a few songs.The word “JinLong” can be seen at the front in gold letters, which makes the yacht easy to identify.
Lewis Hamilton – $3.8 million
For car racing enthusiasts the name Lewis Hamilton probably rings a bell because he just recently competed under the Mercedes Team for 2020’s Formula One. Before this he was with McLaren for a total of 5 years. He has 7 World Driver’s Championships, a record he shares with Michael Schumacher. The racer also is given credit for being the first black driver to race in Formula One for McLaren, and he has proven his mettle.
With what he has earned from racing, Hamilton purchased a yacht worth $3.8 million. It measures 28 meters and is named Sunseeker. This yacht, no doubt stands out among the many things he owns. Many of his ex-girlfriends had also been on the yacht. Whenever he travels with his friends or family, he is certain to bring the Sunseeker to make the get-away special. This is a luxury only a select set of people can purchase.
Selena Gomez – $5,000 per 8-hour charter
Former Barney & Friends star Selena Gomez was born and raised in Texas. She first appeared on Barney & Friends back in 2002 to 2004, but her claim to was her role in the series Wizards of Waverly Place as Alex Russo. Apart from being an actress, Gomez is also a popular singer. She released many albums and singles that made it to the Top 10, including “We Don’t Talk Anymore” and “Lose You to Love Me”.
When she goes on vacation, the singer-actress usually does not think of the expenses. She dons the latest bikini and, during summertime, would usually rent a yacht. While she does not technically own one, she has been seen basking under the sun atop MV Birchgrove, a 50-foot yacht. Her bank account and investments is hardly affected by the $5,000 per 8-hour rent, which is not a big expense for the wealthy actress.
Adele – $20 million
Described as having the dexterity of a lead actress, Adele is first and foremost an excellent singer. Her bestselling album, 21 sold over 31 million copies worldwide, marking it as the most bought album for the 21st century. It was even mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records. Breaking barriers, she also was the first female to have three of her singles rise to the Billboard Hot 100 all at the same time.
While Adele does not own a yacht, there is one that is her namesake, a 55-meter luxury yacht bought by Vitters Shipyard BV. That said, she has been seen relaxing in Ghost II, a superyacht owned by Anthony Bell. The boat can comfortably provide enough room for 12 people. Estimates say it is approximately $20 million in investment money to purchase it, while it is unknown how much a rental would cost.
David Haye – $325,000 charter
A boxing ring retiree, David Haye competed between 2002 and 2018 in two different weight classes. He is said to be the first British who reached the final of the World Amateur Boxing Championships. He got silver and that jumpstarted his career. He joined the likes of Evander Holyfield for unifying the cruiserweight world titles and becoming a world heavyweight champion. When he retired, he launched his own business and produced his own line of vegan protein powder.
While his days of boxing and fighting in the ring are behind him now, this former athlete still gets to enjoy the good life. This is thanks to his own business smarts and, perhaps, the help of a financial advisor. That said, he isn’t without his luxuries. Before his fight against Tony Bellew in 2018, the boxer was seen practicing basketball atop a $36 million Skyfall yacht, which could be rented for $325,000.
Caroline Fleming – $203,000 per week
Members of a noble family usually have vast amounts of money at their disposal so they do not have to work. Take Caroline Fleming differently. Though she used to own Valdemar’s castle and is the child of a baron, she also became an entrepreneur, a model, and a TV personality. She made investments in her own perfume company, “Eau de Vie” and “Eau de Vie: Josephine”, named after her child, Josephine Victoria.
While she may not own a yacht, she has been seen in at least two of them. In 2018, she joined Josephine Skriver on a trip to Antarctica aboard a rugged explorer vessel. Earlier, in 2016, Fleming also climbed aboard CMB Yacht Orient Star, a 46.5-meter yacht where she enjoyed an extended vacation. Reports say that a weekly charter of the CMB Yacht Orient Star costs about $203,000.
Kourtney Kardashian – $ 179.35 million
We know that the Kardashians like living in luxury. Kourtney Kardashian is no exception and she can very well afford to do so. The reality TV star owns businesses in the retail industry and has also written a book titled, Kardashian Konfidential. Due to her popularity on social media, many brands have asked her to be their brand ambassador, including various beauty products and health products, too. With all these contracts coming, their financial advisor must be very busy.
When not doing commercials or shoots, they like vacationing. While Kourtney does not own a yacht per se, her sister Kylie rented one out during her 22nd birthday. It is unknown how much they paid for the trip, but those purchasing the yacht, Tranquility, would have to drop $179.35 million at least. The trip looked worth it as photos on Instagram showed Kourtney and her kids all-smiles, enjoying every bit of the experience.
Will Smith – $235,000 per week
Actor Will Smith has been given credit for being one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood and worldwide by the Forbes magazine. This is expected, given how many of his films became commercial successes. For example, his performance as Muhammad Ali in the movie Ali was nothing but spectacular. Many were also reduced to tears when he played the role of Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness.
Smith knows a thing or two about living a luxurious life. He does not own a yacht, but he charters one every now and then. On one occasion, he commissioned the 52-meter yacht Mischief for a vacation with family, along with fellow actor Denzel Washington. The superyacht came with 13 crew members who catered to the needs of the guess. Based on photos, those aboard enjoyed using the snorkeling equipment, paddle boards and fishing equipment that came with the rental.
Lindsay Lohan – $110,000 per week
Many still associate Lindsay Lohan with Freaky Friday and some are even wary of eating fortune cookies because of that magical switch. Kidding aside, while it is one of her more memorable films, Lohan’s breakthrough movie was The Parent Trap, where she played twins who were separated at birth. Her performance in this movie helped cement her status as a teen idol. She also became a prominent singer, releasing two albums, Speak and A Little More Personal (Raw).
Lohan likes to reward herself from time to time and get away from the stresses of life. While her financial advisor might disapprove of her spending about $110,000 per week on the yacht Fathom, she does say that it really helps with her mental state so it is worth it. Given that Fathom has some gym equipment, it provides all the essentials she needs.
Naomi Campbell – $300,000 per week
Businesswoman, model, and actress Naomi Campbell is someone who has been testing her limits. She ventured into setting up an R&B-pop studio album, while also staying active in charity works for different causes. Recently, she has been working on a web series on YouTube where she talks with various guests—a step out of the box, but one that is also very timely. Just this January 2021, Campbell was also appointed as the Magical Kenya International Tourism Ambassador by Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.
Like others on our list, Campbell rents out yachts whenever she wants to relax. The superyacht Galaxy is her favorite. This 56-meter Benetti superyacht can cost her, at least, $300,000 per week. This charter price already includes gas, crew and the service. The yacht is also in great condition so they get to enjoy every amenity.
Bill Gates – $644 million
Bill Gates has been on the news recently for various reasons. As the founder of Microsoft, he is a popular figure within the business and technology industries. He is also considered as the pioneer of the microcomputer revolution in the 1970s and 1980s. That’s on top of being the richest man on earth from 1995 to 2017.
In 2020, reports circulated that Gates was purchasing a mega yacht powered by hydrogen gas. Sinot Aqua has an estimated price of $644 million and boasts of 112 meters length. It can accommodate 14 guests and a crew of 31 people. What do you think is inside? Well, for starters, there is an infinity pool, a cinema, a beauty salon and a private observatory deck featuring an unlimited view of the wide ocean. While initial reports say this was purchased by Gates, later reports clarified he had not.
Shaquille O’Neal – Unknown Price
We’re sure that you know of Shaquille O’Neal moving to being a sports analyst after his retirement from the NBA. People will also remember how the legend rose to fame during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers. What some people probably do not know is that he also dabbled in music, having released four rap albums, with the first, Shaq Diesel reaching platinum status.
Shaq put a fun little spin on his new yacht by asking his social media followers to name the expensive purchase for him. A few poked fun at him and suggested hilarious ones. Even his son, Shareef, joined in on the fun. The basketball star was good-natured about everything and took it all in stride. He was probably thinking that, to a degree, he was making people happy. What better way to spend one’s time, right?
Angelina Jolie – $324 million
Angelina Jolie cemented her legacy as a leading Hollywood celebrity when she became the video game hero Lara Croft. Her action career took off and it was followed by many others including Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Salt. Aside from her acting career, Jolie is most known for her many humanitarian efforts. She was even named honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (DCMG). This was in recognition of her efforts in raising awareness about education, women’s rights and education.
When Jolie was still married to Brad Pitt, the couple purchased a yacht worth $324 million. They had planned to deck the flooring with marble and make further improvements to the boat. Jolie and Pitt also commissioned Italian boat makers Razzardi to do the woodwork. We’re not quite sure where it ended up after their separation, but it truly was the height of luxury.
Tom Cruise – $50 million
Whenever Tom Cruise stars in a film, it is bound to have commercial success. Such was the case with The Firm, Jerry Maguire and Interview with the Vampire. He has also been the recipient of various nominations in the Oscars, the Golden Globe, and other award-giving bodies. The actor has even ventured into producing and made investments in films like the Mission Impossible series, which became an instant hit among viewers.
Cruise owns a yacht named after his daughter. It was listed initially for $43 million, but has since seen a price drop of $20 million. When it comes to amenities, The Suri doesn’t fall far behind. The yacht has a speedboat, a hovercraft, several jet skis and a converted crab boat. Anyone looking to purchase this would surely be making a big investment, but it is worthwhile considering every feature they will be getting.
Mariah Carey – $340,000
Named Songbird Supreme by the Guinness World Records, Mariah Carey always leaves audiences in awe with her talents. Among her many hits are the songs “Without You”, “Hero” and “Always be my Baby”. Her fame is unprecedented and she has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making the singer one of the highest-paid singers of all time.
Back when Carey was still with boyfriend James Packer, she believed that there should be a “his and hers” to everything they owned, including yachts. So at that time, she had rented the Capri, a superyacht that cost $40,000 in gas alone. Packer’s yacht was rented for $340,000 so we can estimate Capri to be around the same range, too. One thing is for sure, when celebrities party, on land or at sea, it is glamorous, albeit expensive. With their money though, they can afford all of the costs.
Nicholas Cage – $3.55 million
Mainstream movies have not always been Nicolas Cage’s forte. He was first cast in movies like Valley Girl, Honeymoon in Vegas and Red Rock West. After he won at the Oscars though, he started appearing in more movies that were commercially successful such as Ghost Rider, National Treasure and City of Angels. He even has a cult following that started in early 2010s.
On top of that, he owns the yacht Sarita. With its two 1,200 HP Caterpillar engines, Sarita boasts of a cruising speed of 11.5 knots, with a range of 2,800 nautical miles. Sarita also has a master suite and luxurious fittings. For sure it also consumes a lot of electricity with the various amenities onboard. To ensure privacy, each room has an en suite bathroom. Really, when money is not an issue, even the smallest details could be luxurious.
Eddie Lampert – $130 million
Edward Scott Lambert is an American investor known for Sears, Roebuck & Company, and Kmart. Eddie also served as the chairman for Sears Holdings, which he acquired through a bankruptcy auction.
Talking about major investments, Eddie is also a man with expensive taste. This is made evident by his super luxurious Fountainhead yacht made by Feadship in the Netherlands. At the time of its launch in 2011, Eddie’s yacht was the largest one ever built by the company. There is a special attention to detail in every part of the ship, including the luxurious interior. Everything inside was made by Sinot Yacht Design and can comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests and 20 crew members. This vessel is also powered by 4 MTU Marine engines, which gives the vessel a max speed of 21 knots and an estimated range of about 6,000 nautical miles.
Valentino Garavani – Undisclosed
Valentino Garavani is a famous Italian fashion designer who shook the world with the foundation of his company, Valentino Spa. The Italian visionary started studying fashion design from a very young age. He began by learning from the best professors in Paris while simultaneously launching his own fashion line in Rome in 1959.
As for personal investments, Valentino lives in style and owns a stunning 46-meter yacht that was built by the Perini Navi Group in 1988. The gorgeous marine vessel has a built-in Jacuzzi, well-equipped mini-bar, and paintings of well-known artists such as Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. Valentino’s yacht has hosted many lavish parties while travelling to exotic locations and is reserved for close family and friends. Valentino’s T.M. Blue One is certainly a yacht a must-see, especially with the high-profile celebrities that have attended parties onboard in the past.
U2’S The Edge – $18.5 million
David Howell Evans or The Edge is an Irish musician famous for being the lead guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocals for the world famous rock band, U2. Many fans admire The Edge for his amazing versatility as a guitarist, and his distinct approach to playing riffs and using guitar effects. The minimal and textured guitar-playing of The Edge has become synonymous with the U2 sound and has become their trademark ever since.
Thanks to the success of his band and other personal investments, the musician has also quite the net worth. No wonder he and has indulged in some fairly expensive and lavish lifestyle choices, one of which is the investment towards a multi-million-dollar yacht named, Cyan. The yacht features a 10-person accommodation with extensive amenities and features. Some of the luxuries on board are a Jacuzzi, swimming platform, well-stocked bar, and an expensive sound system.
Justin Bieber – Undisclosed
Justin Bieber is a singer/songwriter from Canada who gained recognition after blowing up on YouTube and getting discovered by Usher. Justin has sold millions of albums all over the world since and has done many sold-out concerts throughout the years. The music video for his song “Baby” is also one of the most viewed on YouTube.
As for financial investments, Justin is no stranger to spending more money than he should on material things. In 2014, Justin was spotted on a yacht that bore the name of one of his songs entitled, “Never Say Never”. However, it was revealed to be owned by a family trust in Florida and had even been featured in another music video in the past. Justin may not own a yacht at present but with his net worth, it’s more than possible for him to purchase one in the future.
David Beckham – $4 million
David Beckham is a retired professional soccer player that has gained recognition all over the world for his aggressive and flashy playstyle. David retired from Manchester United in 2013 and has since focused his financial investments towards expanding his empire with his wife. Despite earning a lot of money from his playing days, David has made even more from the investments he made in his fashion line, sports teams, and the companies that he co-owns. As a result, David and his wife have a combined net worth of around $1 billion, which gives them all the resources they need to indulge in extravagant material things. One of their most expensive belongings is the SeaFair yacht which they purchased for $4 million. The yacht features a gym, galley, and salon, and it can accommodate up to 8 guests and 2 crew members.
Alisher Usmanov – $800 million to $1 billion
Alisher Usmanov is one of Russia’s most influential people and is a magnate with a net worth of around $15 billion, as reported by Forbes in 2017. Alisher’s success story is one for the books as he is one of the rare self-made billionaires who’s started an empire from a simple business venture. The young Alisher started selling plastic bags to accumulate a clean fortune that he could then proceed to use as leverage for his investments in various infrastructure corporations. After passing the $1 billion mark, Alisher’s corporation expanded to the point where his family will never have to worry about money management for generations. It’s no surprise that Alisher is also the proud owner of the world’s largest yacht measured by interior volume, the Dilbar. The Dilbar also houses the world’s largest indoor pool and has been scheduled for an upgrade and retrofit in 2020, which would increase its value even further.
Nasser Al-Rashid – est. $200 million
Nasser Al-Rashid is one of Saudi’s richest businessmen and is an advisor to the Saudi royal family. Dr. Al-Rashid is also an educated man who finished his PhD at the University of Texas and has since directed his efforts to keeping a low profile despite being listed as a billionaire. There isn’t much info regarding Nasser’s life but what has caught the eye of the media is his superyacht, The Lady Moura, a Blohm and Voss creation from Germany that costs around $200 million. At this price point, most people would think that the Saudi billionaire has no more need for money management. The superyacht is enormous, accommodating up to 27 guests and 71 crew members at full capacity. At 105 meters, the Lady Moura is made of the highest quality materials from her deck to the helicopter tender that costs $13 million alone. All the signs that can be seen on the stern, port, and starboard are plated in 24-carat gold.
SAMUEL L. JACKSON – undisclosed
Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor who has been in the industry for many decades and because of his legacy, fans have been blessed with many of his outstanding performances on the big screen. Some of Samuel’s most notable films are Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, and the Avenger movies. The actor is also quite popular on Netflix Originals with his recent appearance in the film, Death to 2020. As a result of Samuel’s extensive and successful career, it’s understandable for some fans to assume that his yearly multi-million-dollar vacations on marine vessels are schedule on yachts that he owns. However, the Avenger’s actor is reported to have no yacht under his name as of 2020. Samuel’s most recent yacht trip was with Magic Johnson and LL Cool J aboard an Italian superyacht that reportedly cost $1 million per week.
REINHOLD WÜRTH – $150 million
Reinhold Wurth is a german billionaire and art collector who has motivated many businessmen all over the world with his life story. Reinhold started his journey when he took over his father’s small business at age 19. Apparently, Reinhold had a gift for turning businesses into empires and because of his perseverance, the insignificant screw business turned into a billion-dollar company and is now known as the Adolf Wurth Group. Reinhold is no stranger to ludicrous and expensive material investments and one of the highest price tags he’s ever paid comes in the form of the luxury yacht, Vibrant Curiosity. The vessel is priced around $150 million and costs $10-$15 million in yearly maintenance. The stunning yacht has 9 suites that can hold up to 18 guests and was designed by Nuvolari Lenard and Azure Naval Architects. A masterpiece at every angle, the Vibrant Curiosity is a statement piece for Reinhold’s exquisite taste in art and beauty.
ALEXEI MORDASHOV – est. $50 to $60 million
Alexei Mordashov is a Russian businessman who is reported to be the head of over 17 big companies and is currently the chairman of Severstal PAO, Sveza PAO, Severstal-Resource JSC, Russkaya Stal, Northern Dimension Business Council, and many more. With an extremely impressive resume like that, it’s no surprise that Alexei has no need for money management with his $20.5 billion net worth, reported in 2019. The Russian magnate also loves spending his free time aboard marine vessels with several luxury yachts under his name. One of Alexei’s yachts is called the Lady M II, the first sports yacht under the PJ 210 series. It features engines that can reach up to 28 knots and is designed by the famous design firm, Nuvolari Lenard. The Lady M II can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests and 15 crew members at any given time and has all the amenities one could wish for aboard a seafaring vessel. It also features a gym, Jacuzzi, and a helipad that can hold a Euro copter.
MANSOUR BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN – $450 million
Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the current deputy prime minister of UAE, as well as the minister for presidential affairs of Abu Dhabi. It is also worth mentioning that Mansour is a prominent member of the Abu Dhabi royal family and is the half-brother of the president of the UAE. Mansour has numerous investments that have added to his net worth of $30 billion and this has eliminated the term ‘financial setback’ from Mansour’s vocabulary. One of his most notable business ventures is his acquisition of the football group, Manchester City, in 2008. Under Mansour’s name, Manchester City has won the title in England four times. As for personal endeavors, Mansour owns one of the world’s largest and most expensive yachts, the A+, valued to be at $450 million. The superyacht was built by Lurssen Yachts, the exterior was designed by Tim Heywood, and the interior by Terence Disdale. The yacht boasts full accommodation of up to 52 guests and a cabin crew of 79.
YURI SHEFLER – $500 million
Yuri Shefler is a Russian businessman that is famous for being the owner of SPI Group, a global corporation that distributes alcohol to over 150 countries. One of their most popular alcohols is the Stolichnaya vodka brand. Yuri’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 billion, which is a testament to how he is in money management. As a Russian, Yuri is no stranger to expensive things and has shown the world what it’s like to be a billionaire on many occasions. The most expensive purchase that Yuri’s made in the last decade has to be the superyacht Serene. It is one of the largest yachts in the world measuring up to 439 feet. Serene was built by Fincantieri Yachts with the help of Espen Oeino’s creative design language and was delivered to Yuri in 2011. The interior is even more stunning because of the genius of Raymond Langton Designs. The Serene features an indoor seawater pool, two helideck platforms, and one helicopter hangar. The superyacht is also reported to have 12 guest cabins and 30 crew cabins.
LEONID MIKHELSON – $150 million
Leonid Mikhelson is a Russian businessman who is best known for being both the CEO and a major stakeholder at Novatek, one of Russia’s largest gas companies. Leonid is an extremely hardworking individual who started his career right after getting his degree in civil engineering from the Samara Institute. As a result of Leonid’s efforts in raising the value of Novatek and the companies that he co-owns, he has jumped to the title of the 3rd richest man in Russia. When it comes to investments, Leonid doesn’t slack off either, which is especially the case with his $150 million yacht, the Pacific. The yacht was built by Lurssen Shipyard and the exterior was designed by German Frers. The stunning color of the Pacific seems to eerily change in hue with the sunlight. Features include a two helicopter helipad, a Bannenberg & Rowell designed interior, and accommodation for up to 12 guests and 28 crew members.
REUBEN BROTHERS – $75 million
David and Simon Reuben are among the wealthiest and most prominent British businessmen and together they have a combined net worth of around $20 billion. The Reuben brothers started their empire from humble beginnings with their scrap metal and carpet businesses. Aside from the numerous investments from real estate to technology and racecourses, the Reuben brothers are also admired for their memorable contributions to health care and education in the UK and worldwide. As a tribute to their hard work and dedication to building their empire, the Reuben brothers have gifted themselves with a luxurious yacht named Siren. The breathtaking, seafaring vessel was built in 2008 by Nobiskrug and its interior was designed by NewCruise. A stunning yacht that can hold up to 12 guests with a crew of 18. The amenities include a beach club, theatre, elevator, and fold-down balconies. The Siren is reported to have cost around $75 million.
LEONARDO DEL VECCHIO – $40 million
An Italian businessman and billionaire, Leonardo Del Vecchio is the chairman and founder of Luxottica, the largest retailer and producer of lenses and glasses in the world. Luxottica’s US chains include LensCrafters and Sunglass Hut, and brands like Oakley and Ray-Ban. Del Vecchio’s net worth is a whopping $20 billion. It’s no surprise since he owns more than half of the Luxottica Group, with a 61.4% stake. Not only that, but he also owns stakes in a real estate investment fund, an Italian bank, an Italian acquisition company, and an Italian insurer.
Del Vecchio is the owner of Moneikos. It is a 203-foot luxury superyacht built back in 2006 by the Italian shipyard Codecasa at the Viagerrio shipyard in Italy. It is built with an aluminum superstructure, a steel hull, and is a full displacement superyacht. It has a $40 million price tag on it and can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests comfortably.
ANDREY G. GURYEV – $120 million
Russian billionaire Andrey Grigoryevich Guryev has a net worth of $5.33 billion and is the former head of one of the four largest producers and manufacturers of phosphate-based fertilizers in the world, PhosAgro. He is also the vice president of the Russian Union of Chemists. Born on March 24, 1960, Guryev got a degree in Physical Education and Sport from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth, and Tourism.
With so much wealth in his hands, he surely has the means to purchase the $120 million superyacht, Alfa Nero. The 82-meter yacht was built by Oceanco, and Theodore Angelopoulos was the original owner back in 2007. It can accommodate up to 16 guests and 28 crew members. It features a swimming pool on the main deck that can be converted into a helipad or a dance floor. It runs on two MTU diesel engines and can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots.
SIR PHILIP GREEN – $150 million
Sir Philip Nigel Ross Green was the Chairman of the retail company Arcadia Group from 2002 until 2020. The Arcadia Group is the company that controls a few high street clothing retailers, including Miss Selfridge, Topman, and Topshop. He has a total net worth of $2.7 billion. During its peak, his company had over 2,500 outlets in the UK and several hundred franchises in different countries. He was made a Knight Bachelor in the Birthday Honours of 2006.
Green has acquired so much wealth during his time that he can afford a $150 million yacht — Lionheart. It is an impressive luxury vessel and was the biggest yacht ever built by Benetti, a historic Italian yacht-builder. It has enough flooring that it can accommodate 12 people and 30 crew members altogether. It has an impressive cruise speed of 15 knots and is powered by Caterpillar engines with a diesel-electric propulsion system.
DENNIS RODMAN – Unknown
Retired American professional basketball player and actor Dennis Rodman has a total net worth of $500,000. You might think that this master of the boards and resident bad boy would have more money after playing 14 seasons in the NBA, but he’s pretty much squandered most of it. He has five championship rings won, has appeared in various films, and is one of the biggest names in the NBA during his time. Unfortunately, he’s also run into a few financial troubles. He was in dire need of a reliable financial advisor because of his lavish lifestyle — a lifestyle that took most of his finances away.
He owns a 47-foot Fountain powerboat, and it was reported that it was impounded because he was used a private dock in a marina without a permit. Even though the price is undisclosed, we speculate that it may still have a price tag amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars or even a million.
RON HOWARD – Unknown
American actor, producer, and film director, Ronald William Howard, came to prominence following his appearances on various TV shows, including one episode in The Twilight Zone. He gained national fame when he played the son of Sheriff Andy Taylor, Opie Taylor, in the American situation comedy TV series The Andy Griffith Show, which aired from 1960 to 1968. He is a recipient of an Academy Award for Best Picture and an Academy Award for Best Director for his work on A Beautiful Mind — a film for which he received a lot of credit.
Howard has a total net worth of $200 million. It’s not clear whether he owns a yacht, but with the wealth that he possesses, it’s easy to speculate that he owns one. Just like some celebrities, they use their yachts for pleasure. We are sure that Howard also owns a yacht and is currently preparing for a luxurious lifestyle after he retires.
ABDULLA AL FUTTAIM – $300 million
Abdulla Al Futtaim is an Emirati billionaire who is the owner of the Al-Futtaim Group. Interestingly enough, he is also the cousin of fellow billionaire, Majid Al Futtaim. He earned his riches from his investments in real estate, retail, and the automotive field, and his company sells Volvo, Dodge, Jeep, Honda, Chrysler, Lexus, and Toyota, among other brand names. He was given the title of “king of the road.”
He is the owner of a motor yacht built by Lurssen back in 2009 called the Radiant. Its interior was designed by Glen Pushelburg, and Tim Heywood designed its exterior. The superstructure is made of aluminum, and the hull is composed of steel. It runs on 2 MTU diesel engines, giving her a maximum speed of 21 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. It has an endurance of 6,000 nautical miles and can accommodate 20 guests and 44 crew members.
AMANCIO ORTEGA – $80 million
Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega Gaona is the former chairman and founder of Inditex fashion group, which is well known for its chain of Zara accessories and clothing shops. He has spent decades as one of the richest people in the world but his life is so low-profile that he wouldn’t be easily recognized in a random restaurant in America. He keeps his life private and because of this, little is known about his life other than his business investments.
We do know one thing; he sometimes likes to spend his money conspicuously, too. He is the owner of Drizzle, an $80 million yacht. It runs on two MTU diesel engines and can cruise the water at 12 knots, reach a maximum speed of 16 knots, and a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles. It can comfortably accommodate ten guests and has 18 crew cabins onboard.
AL WALEED BIN TALAL – $100 million
Saudi Arabian investor, businessman, and member of the royal family, Saudi Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was listed in the Time 100 by Time magazine, which is an annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. He is the grandson of the first Saudi Arabian king, Ibn Saud, a nephew of all kings in Saudi Arabia, and the grandson of Lebanon’s first prime minister, Riad Al Solh.
Royalty runs in his veins, so it only makes sense that he is worth so much, right? You’re correct. He is worth a staggering $20 billion and is far from ever having trouble with personal loans. He is the owner of a $100-million yacht, Kingdom 5KR. It is an 85.65-meter yacht that was built by yacht-builder Benetti back in 1980. It can reach a top speed of 20 knots with its two Nohab diesel engines and has a range of 8,500 nautical miles.
CARLOS SLIM HELU – $40 million
Mexican business magnate, philanthropist, and investor, Carlos Slim Helu, was ranked as the world’s richest person from 2010 to 2013 by Forbes business magazine. He credits his success to his extensive holdings in a number of sizable Mexican companies via his conglomerate, Group Carso. He is the world’s fifth wealthiest person according to Forbe’s list of The World’s Billionaires.
Carlos has an estimated net worth of $52 billion and owns the 52-meter Feadship, Ostar. It has a $40 million price tag on it and can reach a max speed of 16 knots for 5,000 nautical miles, thanks to its two Caterpillar engines. It has the capacity to accommodate 11 guests and 12 crew members. It has an aluminum superstructure and a steel hull that was designed by Andrew Winch Design. We’re pretty sure this isn’t his only yacht, but it’s definitely one of his more pricey ones.
CARL ICAHN – $37.5 million
American businessman Carl Celian Icahn is the controlling shareholder and founder of Icahn Enterprises, which is a diversified conglomerate holding company located in New York City. It was formerly known as American Real Estate Partners. According to Forbes, Icahn is the fifth richest hedge fund manager and is the 26th richest person on the Forbes 400.
He has an estimated net worth of $20 billion, which is not a surprise since he is regarded as one of the most successful activist investors on the planet. He is also the former owner of the 177-foot yacht, Starfire. He reportedly put it up for sale for $37.5 million back in 2008. It features enough flooring to accommodate a helipad, gym, jacuzzi, 12 crew members, and a personal chef. The reason he sold Starfire was that he wanted to focus on philanthropy. Of course, we can only commend him for that.
CHARLES BUTT – $15 million
American billionaire Charles Clarence Butt is the heir to his family’s San Antonio-based H-E-B supermarket. It is a privately held company that has over $20 billion in sales and is composed of more than 300 stores. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is known as the CEO, president, and chairman of the H.E. Butt Grocery Company.
He is also the owner of Rebecca, a 42-meter ketch that was built with an aluminum hull, and runs on MTU engines, which give it a top speed of 12 knots. It has the capacity of eight guests and eight crew members. It was built back in 1999 by Pendennis and designed by German Frers. Butt has a total net worth of $11.1 billion, and a $15 million yacht is no big deal for him since it wouldn’t even make a dent in his fortune.
EUGENE SHVIDLER – $150 million
Russian-American billionaire and oil businessman, Evgeny Markovich Shvidler, who is also known as Eugene Shvidler, made his fortune throughout the privatization of the Russian industry and maintains a close relationship with fellow oligarch, Roman Abramovich. Even though he is not frequently referred to as one of the most prominent business oligarchs in the country, he still has a significant net worth, amounting to $1.2 billion, which we all know is a lot. We think it’s safe to say that Shvidler has amazing money management skills.
Le Grand Bleu, built at the Bremer Vulkan Shipyard back in 2000, was designed by Stefano Pastrovic. It is the 104-meter yacht that Shvidler owns. It was a gift from his fellow oligarch, Roman Abramovich, and was a symbol of their firm friendship. It has a $150 million price tag on it and runs on 2 Deutz engines, giving it a top speed of 17 knots.
GIANLUIGI APONTE – Unknown
Italian billionaire businessman, Gianluigi Aponte, is the chairman, owner, and founder of MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company), which is the second biggest container shipping line in the world after Maersk. Gianluigi and his wife have a combined net worth of $8 billion. He was a ferry ship captain before meeting his wife, Rafaela, back in the late ‘60s. During the ‘70s, Gianluigi decided to make investments towards setting up his own shipping industry, which now has a fleet of 470 ships.
As the owner of a fleet of 470 ships, it’s not a surprise that he owns a yacht or two for himself. Being a ship captain back in the ‘60s, he must love cruising on bodies of water and is probably enjoying his retirement with so much wealth in his hands. It is unknown whether he does own a yacht, but there’s a really high probability that he does.
HAMAD BIN JASSIM – $300 million
Born in Doha, Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Mohammed bin Thani Al Thani is a Qatari politician and was the former foreign minister from January 11, 1992, until June 26, 2013. He was also the former Prime Minister of Qatar from April 3, 2007, to June 26, 2013. His family’s net worth is estimated to be valued at $2.4 billion, and his personal net worth is estimated to be $1.2 billion.
He is the owner of the superyacht, Al Mirqab, which is regarded as one of the biggest yachts in the world. It was built back in 2008 by the German Shipyard Peters Schiffbau, and was designed by Tim Heywood — Andrew Winch was responsible for the interior design. It has a maximum speed of 18 knots, powered by 4 Wartsila diesel-electric engines, and can reach a maximum range of 5,000 nautical miles when filled with gas.
JIM RATCLIFFE – $100 million
British billionaire and chemical engineer turned industrialist and financier, Sir James Arthur Ratcliffe is the CEO and chairman of the Ineos chemicals group. He founded the company back in 1998 and still owns two-thirds of it, which has an estimated turnover amount of $80 billion. He was described by The Sunday Times as “publicity shy,” which is why he doesn’t have a high public profile. He was the wealthiest person in the UK back in May 2018, having a net worth of $19 billion as of this writing. Ratcliffe surely has a reliable financial advisor since he was able to reach that kind of wealth.
He also owns a $100 million yacht called the Sherpa. The yacht runs on two MTU engines and has a top speed of 16 knots as well as an endurance of 4,500 nautical miles. It was built by Feadship in 2018 and is the second yacht of Ratcliffe — he owns another massive yacht, the Feadship Hampshire II.
Jan Koum – $75 million
Jan Koum is an American billionaire who earned his fortune by co-founding Whatsapp in 2009. Koum, a Ukrainian native, had a massive payday when he sold WhatsApp to Facebook in 2014. He took home a whopping two billion dollars from the sale together with 76 million Facebook shares. Jan Koum immediately took a chunk of his massive fortune to purchase a superyacht named Mogambo, which is said to be worth $75 million.
The Mogambo luxury yacht was one of Koum’s first major purchases together with a Porsche collection after the 2014 sale of WhatsApp. His financial advisor certainly didn’t mind the $75,000,000 price tag on this superyacht as it doesn’t even come close to his $2 billion WhatsApp sale and $10 billion fortune. The Mogambo yacht features luxurious interior designs, and it can house up to 12 guests in its six staterooms. Koum and his guests can also bring a crew of 19 people. Koum will certainly be cruising in luxury aboard this massive 4,000 nm yacht.
Jorge Paulo Lemann – $100 million
Jorge Paulo Lemann is one of the world’s richest men today. Lemann got his fortune from multiple investments and for co-founding 3G capital. Certainly, the 37th richest man in the world has quite a taste for luxury yachts. He purchased a 62-meter SeaXplorer that was custom-designed to fit his tastes. To say that this superyacht is luxurious is an understatement. It possesses amenities and features that only billionaires like Jorge Paulo Lemann can afford!
People got to see the 62-meter SeaXplorer up close and personal last year. The $100 million-superyacht made a stop in Guernsey early in 2020, and you could tell that the yacht belongs to no ordinary person. The yacht, designed by Azura Naval Architects, stood out in St. Peter Port Harbour. It features a helideck and a helicopter hangar, something that a billionaire like Jorge Lemann will be able to use. Lemann’s massive $100 million-superyacht can easily accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 20 to attend to their needs during their cruise.
Lakshmi Mittal – $125 million
Lakshmi Mittal is a London-based billionaire that currently has a net worth of $18 billion. Mittal is one of the richest men in the world, and he’s currently the CEO of the world’s largest steelmaking company. In 2014, the Indian steel magnate was spotted relaxing on Greece’s coast aboard his 262-feet-long superyacht named “Amevi.” Tourists got a close look at the Amevi as it was parked by the coast of Greece. They definitely saw Lakshmi Mittal on board as he casually wore a white T-shirt and baggy shorts while relaxing on the yacht’s deck. What they didn’t see is the amenities that the Amevi had to offer. This $125 million superyacht features a sun deck, a cinema, gym, massage room, and even a heated swimming pool!
The Amevi superyacht, which is worth $125 million, is just another one of Mittal’s collection of luxury yachts, cars, and planes. With his fortune, he certainly won’t need money loans to pay off this massive luxury yacht.
Mikhail Prokhorov – $200 billion
Mikhail Prokhorov is a Russian billionaire known for his various business ventures and investments. As of writing, Prokhorov has an astounding net worth of $11.3 billion. As all billionaires do, he spends his massive fortune on things that only he can purchase. For Mikhail Prokhorov, his toy of choice is his $200 million-superyacht called “Palladium.” The Palladium Yacht is massive as it can accommodate up to 24 guests in its 12 VIP cabins. Accordingly, it can carry a crew of 33 to attend to any of Prokhorov and his guests’ needs.
Mikhail Prokhorov and his guests can certainly enjoy a luxury cruise aboard the Palladium. It doesn’t run out of amenities to keep them pre-occupied while at sea. Indeed, you’ll never find yourself bored when you have a large swimming pool, jacuzzi jet pool, and a private cinema on board. The Palladium is also made out of steel with an aluminum superstructure. Consider it a highly-capable water vessel that feels like a resort in the middle of the ocean!
Ronald Perelman – $110 million
Ronald Perelman is an American billionaire and dealmaker who built his fortune through a diverse array of investments. He currently has a net worth of $6.5 billion, making him one of America’s richest men. When he’s not busy attending to his various business ventures, Perelman spends his time aboard his massive $110 million-superyacht, the “C2.” The yacht’s name is presumed to be a reference to Perelman’s late wife, Claudia Cohen.
The C2 is a highly capable water vessel. It features a massive 255.90 ft deck and twin Caterpillar diesel engines that allow her to go as fast as 16 knots. It can house up to 31 guests and bring along a crew of 27 for the journey. Whoever Perelman brings along will certainly not find themselves bored at sea. The C2 features amenities like a swimming pool, and a retractable movie screen on its deck. It’ll definitely feel like a “beach club” in the middle of the ocean!
Rupert Murdoch – $50,000,000
Rupert Murdoch is a modern American media mogul. His media empire consists of hundreds of companies, including cable channels like Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, and The Times of London. He recently made a lot of money by selling most of Fox’s movie studio, National Geographic networks, and FX, to Disney for a whopping $71.3 billion. One of his first purchases from the sale was a $50 million luxury superyacht name SY Vertigo. There’s no doubt that the media mogul and billionaire loves his new toy, as he’s been spotted on the yacht a couple of times already.
The Vertigo Yacht is truly a magnificent water vessel. It combines six-star luxury accommodation with a top-tier performance that can provide a smooth cruise anywhere in the world. The Vertigo also offers tons of amenities that can keep Rupert Murdoch and his guests entertained. Speaking of guests, the Vertigo can carry up to 12 guests in its five VIP cabins, while a crew of eleven can attend to their needs. With a price tag of $50 million, there’s no doubt that Murdoch can easily afford this yacht. We’re more than confident that his financial advisor gave him the “OK” when he made the purchase!
Raymond Thomas Dalio – $200,000,000
With a fortune of $16.9 billion, Ray Dalio is one of the world’s richest men. Dalio is, to his credit, a self-made billionaire who launched his hedge fund firm from his two-bedroom New York City apartment. He named his firm Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund firm that now manages $140 billion. He managed to do all this after earning himself an MBA degree from Harvard. Dalio quickly developed a taste for luxurious things, and his $200 million-superyacht is a prime example of this.
The $200 million-superyacht is OceanXplorer, and it is a converted oceanographic research vessel. It has capabilities that will allow Dalio to explore the most unreachable places on Earth. This superyacht can carry up to 60 guests and crew on a voyage. They’ll need to adjust their expectations about the vessel’s amenities, however, as the OceanXplorer focuses more on the exploring part. Instead of jacuzzis, swimming pools, and private cinemas, the OceanXplorer has a microscopy lab, aquarium tank, bio-fluorescent imaging, and other labs for sea exploration.
Steve Wynn – $200,000,000
Steve Wynn is an American billionaire that got his fortune of $3.1 billion from various casino ventures, business investments, and real estate developments. He has personally contributed to the Las Vegas Strip and the entire Las Vegas city overall. Steve is just like any other billionaire who wants to own a toy that not many other people can purchase or buy. His toy of choice is a $200 million luxury superyacht named “Aquarius.”
Steve’s 92-meter superyacht “Aquarius” features specs and amenities that make sense for something that’s priced at $200 million. It has a helipad, swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, therapy room, as well as scenic deck spaces! It also has a water-level bar under a glass-bottom pool that can be converted into a dance floor. As for accommodations, Steve can bring in 14 guests in the ship’s seven suites. There’s no doubt that those 14 guests will get to fully enjoy their cruise experience in Steve’s Aquarius!
Sergey Brin – $80,000,000
Being the co-founder of Google in the modern era surely gets you a couple of perks. For SergeyBrin, one of the perks of co-founding Google came in the form of an $80 billion net worth. He co-founded Google together with Larry Page, his classmate during his Stanford days. Co-founding Google and a computer science degree isn’t the only things that the two have in common. Both billionaires are yacht owners, and Sergey Brin happens to own an $80 million superyacht called Dragonfly.
Sergey Brin’s Dragonfly was dubbed as the “World’s fastest superyacht.” However, Sergey’s superyacht has more to offer than just speed. The Dragonfly reflects Sergey’s view that yachts are for play. Anyone that Sergey decides to take on a cruise can enjoy amenities like a spa, gym, pool, cinema, as well as a nightclub! As for accommodation, The Dragonfly can house up to 14 guests together with a crew of 16.
Sheldon Adelson – $70 million
Sheldon Adelson is an American businessman and investor who has a net worth of $29.8 billion. He made his billions from gambling and other prominent money-making investments. Besides his massive net worth, Adelson also owns a massive superyacht that he decided to name “Queen Miri.” He named it Queen Miri to pay homage to his wife, Miriam.
The Queen Miri is one of the largest superyachts in the world and it can accommodate up to 36 guests, as well as a crew of 32. Surely, anyone that Sheldon wants to bring on a cruise won’t find themselves bored in the middle of the sea. The Queen Miri has a hair and beauty salon, and a massage suite. It also has a set of basic amenities for billionaires such as a sauna, gym, cinema, dining room, bar, and of course, a swimming pool. The Queen Miri is available for charter. You can experience a cruise on the Queen Miri for the bargain price of $2 million per week.
Tom Brady – $2,000,000
Tom Brady is one of the NFL’s legendary icons. Brady was recently traded to the Tampa Bay Buccanneers in the past offseason. The legendary quarterback made sure that he’s fully equipped for that Florida lifestyle. Tampa Bay’s new quarterback recently received a delivery of a 55-foot Wajer 55S that he promptly named Viva A Vida. There were even snapshots of Tom revealing his excitement — and he resembled a kid that’s excited on Christmas eve.
The legendary quarterback will surely enjoy his time in Florida cruising in the Viva A Vida. Tom’s yacht can go up to 40 knots thanks to its 435 hp Volvo Penta engine. Other amenities of Tom’s boat are a helm station covered by a hardtop, a large open rear deck to enjoy the scenery, and smooth and high hull sides. Without a doubt, Tom’s financial advisor didn’t mind the purchase as he just recently signed a $50 million contract with Tampa Bay, increasing his net worth to $200 million. So, this $2 million Wajer 55S is just spare change for the legendary quarterback.
Vagit Alekperov – 100 million euros/$120 million
Vagit Alekperov is one of the richest men in the world. The Russian billionaire has a current net worth of $20.4 billion, all of which was acquired from numerous businesses and investments. Interestingly, Vagit Alekperov started out as a former oil rig worker in the Caspian Sea. He must’ve really liked the sea as he’s known to have a love for yachts. Alekperov purchased a $120-million superyacht called Project Cosmos from Heesen. Alekperov already owned another 70m-superyacht called Galactica, also from Heesen builders.
Alekperov’s $120 million-Project Cosmos can fully accommodate up to 12 guests in its six VIP cabins. It can also house up to 19 crew members to attend to Alekperov and his guests’ needs. For amenities, Vagit Alekperov’s guests will surely be pre-occupied in the middle of the sea. The Project Cosmos has all the amenities that billionaires seek. It features a Contra-flow swimming pool, an Alfresco cinema, wide deck spaces that resemble a “beach club,” and of course, a helipad.
Vladimir Potanin – $150 million
Vladimir Potanin is one of the most powerful and richest men in Russia — and the world. Potanin, who currently has a $27 billion net worth, acquired his fortune from various businesses and investments. Of course, Potanin is another billionaire on our list that considers a yacht as a must-have. Vladimir Potanin’s yacht of choice is an 88.5-meter superyacht, which he promptly named “Barbara.”
“Barbara” was built by Oceanco in 2017. Oceanco certainly made sure that the Barbara was well-equipped with amenities and features fit for a Russian billionaire. It comes with amenities like a private spa, pool, gymnasium, wellness area, salon, and massage room. One feature that’s unique to Barbara is the owner’s suite, which is equipped with a central skylight. The Barbara can carry up to 16 guests that are lucky enough to enjoy the yacht’s amenities. In the case of a party, there’s an informal dining and food buffet space on the yacht’s upper deck. Accordingly, the yacht can house up to 32 crew members to attend to the guests’ needs.
Vladimir Lisin – $15,000,000
Vladimir Lisin is another Russian Oligarch with an astounding net worth on our list. Vladimir Lisin currently has a $25.7 billion net worth, which he acquired from various steel businesses and investments. Interestingly, Vladimir Lisin and Vladimir Potanin are both good friends. However, their first names and billionaire status aren’t the only things that they have in common. Both Russian billionaires are owners of their own superyachts. For Lisin, he owns a $15 million superyacht called “Socrat.”
Timmerman Yachts, the company that made the yacht, made sure that the Socrat came with amenities that can offer the best luxury cruise experience. The Socrat can accommodate up to 10 guests and a crew of eight. As for the specs of this yacht, it is powered by two Caterpillar Engines that can bring her to a top speed of 12.5 knots. The Timmerman architects topped it all off with a cherry on top by equipping the Socrat with a helipad.
Victor Vekelsberg – $120,000,000
Viktor Vekselberg is a Ukrainian billionaire who made his first million by selling scrap copper from worn-out cables. He’s certainly a self-made billionaire as he’s now worth an astounding $12.3 billion! In 2011, Viktor purchased his first superyacht, and he aptly named it “Tango.” The Tango superyacht possesses every aesthetic that a modern superyacht can be expected to have. The yacht, designed by Eidsgaard Design, has unique styling — a white hull draped with a metallic gray superstructure.
The Tango superyacht comes with a price tag of $120 million. We’re confident that Viktor’s financial advisor didn’t mind the purchase as he’s made billions throughout his career. Interestingly, this $120 million superyacht also won the 2012 World Superyacht Awards. Viktor can easily bring 14 guests with him on a cruise, and those 14 guests will be lucky to experience the amenities of a World Superyacht Awards winner!
VIKTOR RASHNIKOV – ESTIMATED $300 MILLION
Before he began his pursuit to become one of the world’s richest businessmen, Viktor Rashnikov finished his studies with a degree in Organization of Production Administration. He got a doctorate in Technical Sciences soon after. Since then, he earned a fortune through his ventures in the iron and steel industry, where he is a majority owner of one of the world’s leading steel producers, Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works.
With an impressive net worth of $10.2 billion, it comes as no surprise that Rashnikov decided to spend a portion of his wealth on a yacht. The lovely vessel in question is the Ocean Victory, one of the largest boats to have ever sailed the ocean. Measuring at around 140 meters, this luxury cruise has plenty to offer its passengers, including a Jacuzzi, six pools, a bathing platform, a beach club, and a barbecue area.
BETSY DEVOS – $40 MILLION
With her father being the billionaire Edgar Prince, founder of the automobile parts supplier Prince Corporation, it’s safe to say that Betsy DeVos learned the ins and outs of business at an early age. With that said, during her days at school, DeVos also grew an interest in all things related to politics. Soon after, she landed herself a job in the US government as the 11th secretary of education.
For all the endeavors she has done through the years, including her work in the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, it comes as no surprise that she has since earned quite a fortune. In fact, DeVos and her family have since spent a significant portion of investment money on luxurious items, ten of which are yachts. One vessel they use to travel through the Seven Seas is the Legacy, a 50-meter boat that can accommodate 12 guests and 11 crewmembers.
COLIN FIRTH – PRICE UNKNOWN
After four years of attending acting classes, which began when he was ten years old, Colin Firth, to his credit, decided to become an actor. Not long after, he eventually got the chance to continue his studies at Drama Centre London, where he performed for a stage production of Hamlet. Since then, Colin has made quite a name for himself in the business, thanks to his role in the Kingsman movies, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and The King’s Speech, where he won an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Like other celebrities, Colin has attended many red-carpet events over the years. With that said, it would come as no surprise to know that he also does so in style. In 2015, the actor, alongside his wife Livia Giuggioli, attended that year’s Cannes Film Festival, but not without a grand entrance. Instead of the usual luxury car, the couple opted for a more exotic mode of transportation – a yacht. Topped with their undoubtedly classy outfit, it’s safe to say that the two caught the attention of many attendees that day.
DR. DRE – $60 MILLION
As a rap artist, Andre Romelle Young, famously known as Dr. Dre, has won a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance thanks to his record Let Me Ride. Outside of releasing his own music, however, Dre has been well-known for his many investments in the industry, most notably the founding of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
With an astounding net worth of $820 million, Dre can buy just about anything he wants – so he did. One of the many things he finally got his hands on is Nia, a gorgeous yacht worth $60 million. The vessel can accommodate up to 12 people with its eight rooms and keep them entertained with its Jacuzzi, water slide, and gym. To top it off, in case Dre and his friends wish to explore for a bit, the boat also has a helipad, jet skis, and a five-person submarine.
ELLE MACPHERSON – $270 MILLION
At first, Elle Macpherson took on modeling work to help with her student loans. Well, the plan eventually changed, but undoubtedly for the better. After her first gig appearing at a Tab commercial, Elle soon had the chance to model for magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue, and coincidentally, Elle. Along the way, she also landed a few stints in the acting business, most notably for titles like Friends, The Mirror Has Two Faces, The Edge, and South Kensington.
Through her ex-husband, Jeffrey Soffer, Elle once had the privilege of owning the ever-so-stunning Madsummer, worth an impressive $270 million. Along with its 25-member crew, the vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests with its six cabins. It also features other amenities, including a six-person Jacuzzi, a massage area, a spa, a constant-current swimming pool, a dive room, and a movie theater.
HEIDI KLUM – undisclosed price
An opportunity can appear in numerous ways, sometimes even when we least expect it. For Heidi Klum, this happened when her friend encouraged her to join Model 92, a national modeling contest that had up to 25,000 applicants. Despite the number, she managed to win in the end, and thus her journey to the spotlight began. Since then, besides appearing in many fashion magazines and runway events, Klum also landed on-screen roles for Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada, Parks and Recreation, and How I Met Your Mother.
Along the way, Heidi fell in love with Tom Kaulitz, a member of the rock band Tokio Hotel. Although their first wedding was mostly kept a secret, the happy couple decided to spend their investment money on a more lavish ceremony. This second wedding in question took place at the lovely Christina O, a yacht with an interior design reminiscent of the world’s many five-star hotels.
JAMES CAMERON – price unknown
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the entertainment industry is never short of notable figures. One such person that has achieved a high degree of regard and recognition among fans and peers is none other than James Cameron. His journey to becoming one of today’s iconic filmmakers began in his early 20s after watching George Lucas’ first Star Wars movie. Since then, James has become known for creating films like Alien, the original Terminator movies, and Avatar.
Although he doesn’t have a yacht of his own just yet, James has recently been working with OceanX. The task at hand is to make the OceanXplorer yacht into a marine research facility capable of unraveling many of the ocean’s undiscovered areas. With the high-quality footage captured by the vessel’s underwater drones and submersibles, James and OceanX hope to one day turn this project into an informative TV series, allowing viewers to discover with them the secrets of the deep blue.
JAMIE FOXX AND KATIE HOLMES – $8 million
From 2013 to 2019, Jamie Foxx had a relationship with fellow celebrity Katie Holmes. Although Foxx began his career as a stand-up comedian, he eventually found his way under the Hollywood spotlight thanks to his roles in Ray, Collateral, Miami Vice, and Baby Driver. Meanwhile, Holmes’ first break was in the TV show Dawson’s Creek, followed by acting credits for Wonder Boys, Logan Lucky, and Batman Begins.
Despite their busy schedules, the two still managed to find time to relax. In fact, around 2018, they were spotted relaxing on a yacht. Although its name remains unknown, the 150-foot cruiser is reportedly worth approximately $8 million and has a 10-man crew. With that said, it also has five staterooms, walk-in wardrobes, and an impressive sundeck. Besides the boat being an undoubtedly good choice for a getaway-for-two, Foxx has also recently been seen enjoying its amenities with his daughter, Anelise.
JEFF BEZOS – $400 million
Even during his school days, Jeff Bezos was already making quite a name for himself. After finishing his high school studies as a valedictorian, he graduated from college as summa cum laude with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. Since then, with some experience from a few jobs along the way, Bezos finally established his now-booming technology company, Amazon.
Although he hasn’t purchased a yacht yet, Jeff has been known to be fond of spending vacations on them. In fact, at one point, he was even linked to the Flying Fox, the 14th largest vessel to cruise the seas. With a price that’s worth around $400 million, this superyacht can accommodate 22 guests with its 11 cabins and has a 54-man crew. In the meantime, though, it’s safe to say the billionaire is more than happy with his many luxurious items, including a Beverly Hills mansion and a $65 million Gulfstream private jet.
JUDITH SHEINDLIN – $6.9 million
One of the many things we can all agree on is the notion that art imitates life. Although this is often true in the metaphorical sense, Judith Sheindlin managed to make a literal case out of it. After finishing law school, she worked as a lawyer before she became a judge. Since then, her work garnered her not only widespread recognition, but also her now-iconic TV show Judge Judy.
At this point, it comes as no surprise that Judith has accumulated an impressive net worth of $440 million. Thanks to the fortune she has earned through the years, everyone’s favorite judge managed to buy herself a few lovely items, including a $16 million yacht named Triumphant Lady. It can accommodate up to 10 guests, has a glass-bottom spa pool, and a gym to keep them fit. After some time being its owner, however, Sheindlin sold the lovely vessel for $6.9 million.
KATY PERRY – price unknown
Music has been an integral part of Katy Perry’s life since her childhood. By 13 years old, she got her first guitar and began singing the songs she wrote in public. Today, Perry is among the many well-known figures in the music industry, having released hit records like Roar, Firework, ET, and Dark Horse. Thanks to her talents and skyrocketing popularity, the singer has since had the opportunity to become a judge on the famous talent show American Idol.
Outside the recording studios and concert stages, Katy has been known to be quite fond of going to parties, a few of which take place on yachts. With that said, it comes as no surprise that she has also made investments in her very own boat, which she calls Sassy. Although its price hasn’t been disclosed yet, it’s safe to say its $250,000 audiovisual system is more than enough to entertain the singer’s music-listening and movie-watching needs.
KIRSTY BERTARELLI – $160 million
For Kirsty Bertarelli, her introduction to the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry happened during her teenage years, when she competed for the Miss UK crown and won. After finishing the Miss World pageant in the second runner-up spot, she pursued a career in songwriting. Since then, Bertarelli also had the chance to sing a few songs of her own, like Elusive, More Than Anything, Green, and Free of War.
Along the way, the singer and her husband Ernesto spent a portion of their investment money on the lovely 315-foot cruise, Vava II. This beast of a yacht carries a price of around $160 million and can accommodate up to 36 passengers. With that said, it also has a helicopter landing pad, a pool, and an impressive fold-down beach club. Well, guess you could say taking a ride on this beauty is similar to having a vacation on a floating tropical island resort.
KRIS JENNER – $1.2 million per week
It isn’t at all too surprising to see parents supporting their kids in their endeavors. In fact, it’s quite wholesome to see families that stick together through and through. With that said, one such example is Kris Jenner. Besides being the Kardashian-Jenner family’s matriarch, Kris also takes credit for managing Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim in their respective careers. Along the way, she has also dabbled in a few ventures herself, including her cookbook, In the Kitchen with Kris, and her Kris Jenner Kollection clothing line.
For Kylie’s 22nd birthday back in 2019, Kris spent a portion of her wealth on a lovely yacht just for the occasion. With a rental worth $1.2 million per week, Tranquility – as it is often called – is a 300-foot ship that can accommodate 22 guests and has a 29-man crew. It also has ten cabins, a theater, and a fancy swimming pool with underwater lights.
LARRY PAGE – $45 million
Through the years, the internet has become more and more significant in many people’s daily living. Besides being a reliable platform for communication, it is also a large library filled with an incredible amount of information, just waiting to be used. With that said, one person that has made the research process more convenient for everyone is none other than Larry Page. While studying for his doctorate degree, Larry and his good friend Sergey Brin developed a search engine, which we now use and know as Google.
Since then, Larry has accumulated an astounding net worth of $89.7 billion. With his fortune, he eventually spent a portion of it on his very own yacht, Senses. Along with its gorgeous exterior and beautiful interior, this $45 million vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests, has a 14-man crew, and has a helipad in case Larry and his guests want to take off mid-cruise.
MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ – $75 million
At this point, almost everyone – especially fans of action films – can recognize Michelle Rodriguez to some degree, who found her way to the industry thanks to a casting advertisement. She landed her first acting gig when she auditioned for the role of Diana Guzman in the indie film Girlfight – she won the part against 350 other applicants. Since then, she has gained widespread recognition for starring in projects such as The Fast and the Furious movies, Avatar, the Resident Evil flicks, and Lost.
Before the Ecstasea was sold to billionaire Alshair Fiyaz for an impressive price of $75 million, Michelle and her friends had the chance to rent the lovely yacht for a $500,000 weekly rental. With that said, this 282-foot cruise is designed to not only be fast, but also to be an ideal getaway trip across the Seven Seas. It has a massage room, a spa, a gym, and plenty of interior space to relax in.
NEYMAR – $15 million
There’s almost always a reason behind the hobbies we develop through the years. For Neymar, this hobby is soccer, and the reason is his family. Along with the guidance of his father, former soccer player Neymar Sr., Neymar eventually made quite a living playing the sport. In fact, by 17 years old, he was already a professional player and even landed more than a few sponsorship deals. Today, he has taken credit for being one of the best players soccer has ever had.
Despite the fame and fortune, Neymar has always been quite the family man. With that said, it comes as no surprise that he even named his $15 million yacht after his mother, Nadine. This 78-foot cruise has a Jacuzzi, four suites, and plenty of living space for the football player to share with his family and friends.
PITBULL – approximately $45.9 million
Over the years, we have heard more than our fair share of catchy and upbeat tunes playing on the airwaves. One such artist that undoubtedly takes credit for some of them is none other than Pitbull. Since his career’s inception, Pitbull has made one hit track after another, including Calle Ocho, Timber, and We Are One, which also became the official theme of 2014’s FIFA World Cup. After having sold over 7.5 million albums and 100 million singles, it’s safe to say that the rapper has made quite a fortune for himself.
Although he doesn’t own it, Pitbull had the chance to use the lovely 164-foot yacht named Arianna for his Fiat Song music video. This vessel of beastly proportions can accommodate 12 guests and 12 crew members. It also has four rooms, a master suite, a VIP room, a Jacuzzi, a gym, a sauna, and a submarine in case its passengers want to explore the great unknown.
SHEIKH HAMDAN BIN MOHAMMED AL MAKTOUM – $500 MILLION
Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum is the Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE, and as a royal, it’s only befitting that he has a yacht of his own. Called Dubai, the 38-year-old’s vessel is one of the largest ships in the world. It’s about 162 meters in length and 13,470 displacements of tons with a top speed of 26 knots. This yacht was supposed to be owned by Prince Jeffrey of Brunei until he halted construction. It was then acquired by the Platinum Yachts in Dubai in 2001 and became a Royal Yacht for the country’s ruler in 2006.
Dubai has 24 cabins that can house 48 guests. It’s designed by Andrew Winch and constructed by Lurssen Yachts and Blohm & Voss in 1996. Maktoum will surely don’t mind spending gas to let his guests enjoy its huge pool and disco. It also has a garage of its own for the submarine.
SULTAN OF OMAN – UNDISCLOSED
The Sultan of Oman owns one of the most luxurious yachts that you can ever find. Although its amount is undisclosed, you can expect it to be worth millions of dollars. It’s 155 meters in length, 24 meters in beam, and 5.20 meters in draft with 15,850 displacements of tons. It’s that big.
Carrying the code name Project Sunflower, it was specially made for the said ruler by Lurssen Yachts in Bremen. It was ordered in 2006 and launched by Lurssen Shipyard in 2007. At the time, it was the second-longest yacht in the world. The construction was finally completed and delivered to its owners in 2008. The Sultan of Oman was undoubtedly impressed by Espen Oeino and Redman Whitely Dixon’s exterior and interior design. It’s screaming of lavishness with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure—a perfect investment as it is. How lavish is it? Well, it can accommodate a 50-piece orchestra if the Sultan wants to.
MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN – $458 MILLION
Mohammed Bin Salman’s yacht, called Serene, gets credit for being the largest vessel ever sold. It’s the first superyacht that the Italian shipyard Fincantieri built. It’s 133.9 meters in length, 18.5 meters in beam, and 5.5 meters in draft. At the time of its delivery in 2011, it was the ninth-largest yacht in the world. It was first owned by the Russian billionaire Yuri Scheffler, who later sold it to the crown prince for a jaw-dropping $458 million.
With its incredible size, not to mention stunning façade, this one is an ultimate head-turner. Its exterior designer Espen Oeino is surely proud of his finished work. This gigantic ship is worth bragging about, after all. It comes with its own salt-water swimming pool, an equally massive hot tub, and a sauna. It also has a fully-operational helipad, where Salman’s plane can land—that is if he plans to buy one.
SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN – $600 MILLION
Another superyacht on the list is Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s. Another masterpiece of Lurssen Yachts, this one costs a whopping $600 million, a huge investment indeed. Regardless, it’s worth every penny with its size of 180 meters length, 20.8 meters beam, and 4.2 meters draft. Called Azzam, it’s considered the longest private motor yacht in the world and one of the fastest.
However, for its exterior designer Nauta Design, the size was not their ultimate goal. They wanted to create a vessel that would look elegant as well as timeless. Add to that French designer Christophe Leoni’s interior design, composed of wood furniture and more; they had successfully attained both. The yacht could house 36 guests and up to 80 crew with its large, open-plan main saloon. They can all enjoy the on-board gym, pool, and golf training room. What more can you ask for?