The World’s Richest Yacht Owners • 2023 • Top 40!

#NameNet Worth ($ billion)YachtLength
1Bernard Arnault$213Symphony101 m
2Jeff Bezos$120KORU127m
3Larry Ellison$110Musashi88m
4Bill Gates$104Wayfinder68m
5Carlos Slim Helu$91Ostar52m
6Larry Page$80Senses59 m
6Sergey Brin$76Dragonfly73m
8Amancio Ortega$70Drizzle67m
9Len Blavatnik$33Odessa II74m
10Vladimir Potanin$26Barbara89m

#NameNet Worth ($ billion)YachtLength
11James Simons$28Archimedes68m
12Vladimir Lisin$25Socrat40m
13Vagit Alekperov$21Galactica Super Nova70m
14Prince Al Waleed bin Talal$19Kingdom 5KR86m
15Alexei Mordashov$18Nord142m
16Laurene Powell Jobs$15Venus78m
17Suleiman Kerimov$12Ice90m
18Reinhold Wurth$13Vibrant Curiosity85m

#NameNet Worth ($ billion)YachtLength
23Jim Ratcliffe$18Hampshire II79m
24Ray Dalio$17OceanXplorer85m
25Eric & Wendy Schmidt$17Legend77m
26Goh Cheng Liang$17White Rabbit84m
27Alisher Usmanov$16Dilbar157m
28Jorge Paulo Lemann$16Anawa62m
29Carl Icahn$15Starfire54m
Andrey Melnichenko
$15Sailing Yacht A140m
31Prakash Hinduja$14Param Jamuna49m
32Hasso Plattner$14Visione45m

#NameNet Worth ($ billion)YachtLength
33Roman Abramovich$13Eclipse162m
34Graeme Hart$13Ulysses116m
35Lakshmi Mittal$12Amevi80m
36Viktor Vekselberg$12Tango78m
37Charles Butt$11Rebecca42m
38Mikhail Prokhorov$11Palladium95m
39Jan Koum$10Mogambo73m
40Viktor Rashnikov$9Ocean Victory140m
41Ronald Perelman$9C278m
42Gianluigi AponteGianluigi AponteAmo47m

All yacht owners are ‘rich’, but some are richer than others.

For example, when a wealthy person is able to purchase a US$ 10 million yacht. His net worth is probably between US$ 50 million and US$ 100 million. Similar, when you are able to purchase a US$ 50 million yacht. Your net worth will probably be a few hundred million dollar.

Only the world’s billionaires are able to purchase yachts larger than 80 met.  Which will cost more than US$ 100 million. Some billionaires, like the late Paul Allen, even owned more than one superyacht.


We have excluded Heads of States, Kings, Emirs, and other Royalty. As actually the Al Nahyan Family, Rulers or Abu Dhabi, are the world’s richest yacht owners. They also own the most yachts: Abu Al Abyad, Azzam, Dhafir, MaryahMoonlight IIRabdanTopazYas, and probably a few more we have not yet discovered.)

Jeff Bezos

Bezos is building a large (127-meters) sailing yacht, complete with 75-meters support vessel. The yacht is known as project Y721. Since he is the world’s richest man, he is also the world’s rich yacht owner.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates is building a large yacht in the Netherlands. The yacht’s support vessel – named Wayfinder – has already been launched.

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y721/" class="avia_image">Project Y721 • KORU • Oceanco • 2022 • Jeff Bezos Yacht

Bernard Arnault

#2 Bernard Arnault

Owner of the yacht Symphony. Mr Bernard Arnault is chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A.. Mr. Arnault is #13 on the Forbes rich list.

Net worth: US$ 154 billion

yacht Symphony - Feadship - 2015 - Bernard Arnault

Bill Gates Yacht

#3 Bill Gates

Gates is building a large yacht in the Netherlands. He also ordered a 68-meter support vessel named Wayfinder.

Net worth: $106 billion

WAYFINDER Yacht • Astilleros Armon • 2020 • support vessel for Bill Gates’ superyacht

Larry Ellison

#4 Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison, owner of the yacht Musashi. Larry Ellison is the founder of US software maker Oracle. Larry Ellison is the 5th richest person in the world. Ellison has owned several yachts.

Net worth: US$ 102 billion

MUSASHI Yacht • Feadship • 2011 • owner Larry Ellison

Larry Page

#5 Larry Page

Larry Page, owner of the yacht Senses. Larry Page is the co-founder of Google. Larry Page is the 19th wealthiest person in the world.

Net worth: US$ 99 billion

yacht Senses - Schweers - 1999 - Larry Page

Sergey Brin

#6 Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin is the owner of the yacht Dragonfly. Brin is cofounder of Google and the 20th richest person in the world. Sergey Brin is acting as Director of Special Projects at Google. (Update: we were told he actually sold his yacht)

Net worth: US$ 86 billion

yacht Dragonfly - Silver Yachts - 2009 - Sergey Brin

Amancio Ortega Gaona

#7 Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega is the owner of the yacht Drizzle. Ortega is the founder of Inditex. Inditex is the world’s largest fashion retailing. The company is known for the ZARA brand

Net worth: US$ 87 billion

DRIZZLE Yacht • Feadship • 2012 • owner Amancio Ortega

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