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Wealth-X Reveals: The World's Most Expensive Superyachts And The Billionaires Who Own Them

Russian Tycoon Abramovich Tops The List, But Middle Eastern Owners Outnumber Russians

LONDON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Monaco Yacht Show taking place at the end of September, Wealth-X today released a top 10 list of the world's most expensive superyachts and the names of the billionaires who own them.

Valued at US$1 billion, Eclipse owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich tops the Wealth-X list. The 536-foot-long yacht was launched in 2010 - and until last year had the distinction of being the world's longest superyacht. It was eclipsed in size by Azzam, the 590-foot-long yacht owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nayan, president of the United Arab Emirates and the ruler of Abu Dhabi. Azzam sailed into second place on the Wealth-X list, with a US$600 million price tag.

Landing in third spot on the Wealth-X list is Topaz, the 482-foot-long yacht valued at US$520 million and owned by Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is another member of the Abu Dhabi royal family. Launched in 2012, Topaz was built in the same shipyard as Azzam in Bremen, Germany by Lurssen Yachts.

Here are the first five most expensive yachts in the world and their owners:

Rank

Yacht Name

Price*

Owner

Net Worth**

Nationality

1

Eclipse

1,000

Roman Abramovich

12.6

Russian

2

Azzam

600

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

18.2

Emirati

3

Topaz

520

Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

8.7

Emirati

4

A

390

Andrey Melnichenko

12.5

Russian

5

Serene

330

Yuri Scheffler

1.2

Russian

* In US$ million
**In US$ billion

The list is dominated by Middle Eastern billionaires – with six out of 10 yachts owned by magnates from United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman – while only three vessels owned by Russian billionaires appear on the list. Only one American billionaire's yacht made the list: entertainment industry tycoon David Geffen's Pelorus, which is valued at US$300 million.

Download the full list at http://www.wealthx.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Expensive-Yachts.pdf

About Wealth-X
 


Wealth-X is the definitive source of intelligence on the ultra wealthy with the world's largest collection of curated research on ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals, defined as those with net assets of US$30 million and above. Headquartered in Singapore, it has 13 offices on five continents. (www.wealthx.com)
 

SOURCE Wealth-X

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