a yacht owned by a Russian oligarch for $330 million

It is not the first time he has given himself as a gift. A decade ago he bought a 566-hectare plot of land on the Hawaiian island of Kauai for $168 million.

One of the best ways to face the so-called midlife crisis is to give yourself a good gift. With a fortune of 164.1 billion dollars according to the latest list of Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg has plenty of capital to buy whatever he wants. On the occasion of reaching 40 this May 14, the executive director and president of Meta – encompasses Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and Messenger) He spent 330 million dollars on a luxury yacht.

This jewel of the sea named Launchpad is 119 meters long, with capacity for 24 guests and a crew of 48 people. Zuckerberg He bought it from a Russian oligarch who has decided to get rid of it because the ship was prohibited from docking in European ports as a result of the Russian billionaire’s connection to the war in Ukraine. It is commented that This ally of (71) could be Vladimir Potanin (63), founder of Oneximbank, and who is considered the richest oligarch of all.

According to several specialized magazines, the yacht is ranked number 45 among the largest vessels in the world. An important point to keep in mind is that the maintenance of the boat is estimated at about 30 million dollars a year. This summer, Mark and his wife Priscilla Chan (39), whom he married in 2012 after nine years of dating, and their three daughters, Maxima (8), August (6) and Aurelia (1), are expected to sail the waters. most pristine on the planet.

This is not the only luxury on the sea of ​​​​the tycoon since owns another yacht of 67 meters in length called wingman which serves as support for the other since it houses the family’s aquatic whims such as jet skis, slides, a submarine or flyboards.

As if this were not enough, Zuckerberg will earn $700 million annually with Meta’s new dividend. This amount will be paid quarterly, so The founder of Facebook will increase his bank account by 175 million dollars. The income from being one of the great kings of Silicon Valley has allowed him to indulge in other whims as extravagant as buying a 566-hectare plot of land on the Hawaiian island of Kauai a decade ago for $168 million.

The intention of Zuckerberg and family consists of the construction of an ecological enclosure called Koolau Rancha that will have two mega-mansions of 5,300 square meters surrounded by other residential buildings and 11 tree houses interconnected with rope bridges. But the most surprising thing is the underground bunker of almost 500 square meters that will be equipped with the latest technological advances, will be self-sufficient and will store enough food to last a year in the event of a nuclear war.

 
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