All You Need to Know About Mike Lazaridis, his Net Worth, his House, Private jet and his Artefact Yacht.
80 m (263 ft)
12 in 6 cabins (est.)
24 in 12 cabins (est.)
Gregory C. Marshall
17 knots (est)
US$ 150 million
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Greece / Canada
US$ 800 million
Blackberry (Research in Motion)
March 14, 1961
Ophelia Wai Fong Lazaridis
2 (son and daughter)
Amberley, Canada (Lake Huron)
Bombardier Global 6000 (C-
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Lazaridis is the co-
He was born in Turkey -
At age 12, he won a prize at the Windsor Public Library for reading every science book in the library. In 1979, he enrolled at the University of Waterloo to study electrical engineering. During his last year at university, he co-
He holds a honorary doctoral degree in Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Lazaridis is the owner of the yacht Artefact.
BlackBerry Limited is a Canadian company specialising in enterprise software and the Internet of things. The company was originally named Research In Motion (RIM). It is best known for its BlackBerry smartphones brand.
Research In Motion Limited was founded in 1984 by Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin. It started as a wireless data technology developer.
In 1999, RIM introduced the BlackBerry 850 pager. It was named after the resemblance of its keyboard's keys to the druplets of the blackberry fruit. The Blackberry device could receive push emails.
In 2000 Rim introduced he first BlackBerry smart phone. Despite the arrival of the Apple iPhone in 2007, BlackBerry realized unprecedented market share growth well into 2011. In 2020 the company had 22 million users.
Together with Blackberry co-
The Quantum Valley Investment Fund provides financial and intellectual capital for the development and commercialization of quantum physics and quantum computing. The aim is to transform ideas and early-
He is an active philanthropist thorough his Lazaridis Family Foundation. He and his wife Ophelia donated more than US$100 million to the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo in 2002. In 2012 they founded the Quantum-
And in 2015 he donated US$20 million to form a technology-
In 2000 he established the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI).
He and his wife Ophelia Lazaridis owns two large mansions. Their first residence is a large house on a private lake near Waterloo, Canada.
Their second house is a modern estate on Lake Huron. Is has reportedly cost more than US$ 100 million. See some photos hereunder.
He owns a Bombardier Global 6000 private jet with registration C-
A Bombardier Global 6000 has a list price of US$ 60 million. It can accommodate 16 passengers.
His net worth is estimated at US$ 800 million. According to a 2013 SEC statement, he still beneficially owns 4,99% of the company. The (approx) 26 million shares are worth around US$ 125 million (October 2019).
In 2011 at the peak of Blackberry’s success Forbes estimated his net worth at US$ 1.9 billion.
The yacht is built by Nobiskrug. She is designed by Canadian designer Gregory C. Marshall, while Reymond Langton is reponsible for her interior.
The 80 meter (263 ft) yacht is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines. We estimate her max speed at 17.5 knots. Her range will be more than 6,000nm.
Not much is known yet about her interior, but we guess she can accommodate 12 guests with a crew of 24.
The yacht has a striking design and an innovative hybrid propulsion system. The yacht is expected to be 30% more fuel-
The yacht’s name reflects her owners science interest. In science Artefact means “something observed in a scientific investigation or experiment that is not naturally present but occurs as a result of the preparative or investigative procedure”.
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