Photos of a mega-yacht rumored to cost $400 million went viral on Twitter yesterday and many quickly concluded it belonged to the world’s richest man and Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos.
But according to Business Insider, a representative of Amazon responded to the media, stating that the yacht does not belong to Jeff Bezos, and that they have no information about who owns it.
With an exterior by Espen Oeino and an interior by Mark Berryman, the yacht’s key features include two helipads, capable of hosting the largest helicopters.
The Flying Fox also has an amazing 12-metre transverse swimming pool located aft of the main deck. It also boasts large sea terraces, swim platforms for water sports.
The Flying Fox also features a 400 square metre spa spread across two floors. The zone comes with a hammam, sauna, massage area, gym and cryo sauna. On the lower deck, spa is connected to the sea lounge which comes with a large Jacuzzi, and access to the sea through the dive center and sea platforms.
The main interior area has a spacious two-floor saloon, lies on the bridge deck, fitted with wood fireplace, dining table for 22 people and a cinema. The superyacht compliant with PYC can accommodate up to 22 guests across 11 staterooms, along with a crew of 54.
This is certainly for the super-rich. It is of little wonder that many people concluded it must be owned by Jeff Bezos! But it does not belong to him according to Amazon. There are many other billionaires.
But with an estimated net worth of $113.7 billion as at the time of this post, Jeff Bezos is currently the richest man in the world. Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 and has remained its CEO ever since. In 2018, Amazon reported $230 billion in revenues and a record $10 billion in net profit, up from $3 billion the prior year.
Jeff Bezos also owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer developing a rocket for private human access to space.