- Billionaires can afford toys that most people can only dream of: private planes, penthouse apartments, and even entire islands.
- Some billionaires have taken to purchasing multi-million-dollar yachts, complete with movie theaters and dance floors, that they can use to host family and their other wealthy friends.
- Here are some of the tech elites who own private yachts.
Some billionaires, like Elon Musk and Bill Gates, buy private planes to take control of the open skies — others purchase yachts to access the open seas.
There aren’t too many tech billionaires with yachts. Perhaps it’s because while private planes can be used for work-related trips and quick time-saving flights, yachts are generally relegated to play. The yachts of tech billionaires, like Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page, reflect that view — their boats are decked out with amenities like gyms, spas, pools, nightclubs, and movie theaters.
If you want to find out what life is like aboard these multi-million-dollar yachts, some of them are available to rent out for a few nights or weeks at a time. For instance, chartering the yacht owned by Alphabet President Sergey Brin has cost past customers $773,000 a week.
Here are the yachts owned by tech billionaires:
Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison owns a 288-foot yacht named Musashi that he acquired in 2013.
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Ellison previously owned a bigger, 454-foot yacht called Rising Sun, which was designed specifically for the CEO in 2005. That yacht reportedly has 82 rooms, a movie theater, a wine cellar, and a basketball court. However, Ellison sold off the Rising Sun to music mogul David Geffen for a reported $300 million.
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Ellison’s Musashi is a sister ship to the yacht of another billionaire, Sears CEO Eddie Lampert. However, the yacht, named Fountainhead, is often mistaken for belonging to billionaire investor Mark Cuban. "The guy who owns the boat tells everyone that it’s mine," Cuban told Page Six in 2016. "It’s so crazy … I don’t even own a boat."
Source: Page Six
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