David Geffen -
Yacht Name: Rising Sun
Yacht Length: 138 m (454 ft)
Guests: 16 in 8 cabins
Crew: 45 in 30 cabins
Yacht Value: US$ 300 million
Owners Name: David Geffen
Owners Net Worth: US$ 6.5 billion
Owners Company: Geffen Records
Owners Country: USA
Rising Sun was built for Oracle founder Larry Ellison. He considered the yacht too large and built the ‘smaller’ 88 meter yacht Musashi
David Geffen is an American record executive, film producer, theatrical producer and philanthropist.
David Geffen is known for creating Asylum Records in 1970 and Geffen Records in 1980. Geffen Records launched the careers of the Eagles, Aerosmith and Guns N' Roses. In 1990 Geffen Records was sold to MCA Records for USD 550 million.
Geffen is also one of the founders of DreamWorks SKG. David Geffen is an active philanthropist, supporting medical research, AIDS organizations, the arts and theatre.
In 2002 David Geffen supported the University of California with USD 200 million, which was renamed in the David Geffen School of Medicine. In March 2015 Geffen donated USD 100 million to New York’s cultural institution Lincoln Center, which will be used to renovate the Avery Fisher Hall. The concert hall will be renamed David Geffen Hall.
Forbes estimates the net worth of David Geffen at USD 6.5 billion. Geffen also owned the luxury yacht Pelorus.
David Geffen House
David Geffen owns a large house in the East Hamptons which he purchased for US$ 50 million and he owns a Malibu Beach House with a value over USD 20 million. Geffen also owns an estate in Beverly Hills, which was built for Warne Bros founder Jack Warner.
Built for Larry Ellison
One of the Largest in the World
The super yacht is the 6th largest in the world with a length of almost 138 meters (453 ft). It reportedly cost over USD 200 million to build. The yacht is seen here in 2011 in the bay of Cannes.
In the summer of 2013 famous talk show host Opray Winfrey was guest on board superyacht Rising Sun. Opray Winfrey does not own a yacht herself (as far as Superyachtfan is informed…). The yacht Rising Sun is not available for charter, but enquire for your ultimate charter experience on other yachts.