The World’s Richest Yacht Owners – 2021

#NameNet Worth ($ billion)YachtLength
1Bernard Arnault$141Symphony101 m
2Larry Page$77Senses59 m
3Amancio Ortega$75Drizzle67m
4Larry Ellison$75Musashi88m
Sergey Brin
6Carlos Slim Helu$57Ostar52m
7Sheldon Adelson$35Queen Miri92m
8Xu Jiayin (Hui Ka Yan)$30Event62m
9Len Blavatnik$27Odessa II74m
10Vladimir Potanin$24Barbara89m

#NameNet Worth ($ billion)YachtLength
11James Simons$24Archimedes68m
12Vladimir Lisin$24Socrat40m
13Leonardo del Vecchio$22Moneikos62m
14Suleiman Kerimov$22Ice90m
15Alexei Mordashov$21Nord142m
16Laurene Powell Jobs$20Venus78m
17Paul Allen (1950-2018)$20Octopus126m
18Reinhold Wurth$20Vibrant Curiosity85m
19Vagit Alekperov$19Galactica Super Nova70m
20Prince Al Waleed bin Talal$19Kingdom 5KR86m

#NameNet Worth ($ billion)YachtLength
21Jim Ratcliffe$18Hampshire II79m
22Ray Dalio$17OceanXplorer85m
23Eric & Wendy Schmidt$17Legend77m
24Goh Cheng Liang$17White Rabbit84m
25Alisher Usmanov$16Dilbar157m
26Jorge Paulo Lemann$16Anawa62m
27Carl Icahn$15Starfire54m
Andrey Melnichenko
$15Sailing Yacht A140m
29Prakash Hinduja$14Param Jamuna49m
30Hasso Plattner$14Visione45m

#NameNet Worth ($ billion)YachtLength
31Roman Abramovich$13Eclipse162m
32Graeme Hart$13Ulysses116m
33Lakshmi Mittal$12Amevi80m
34Viktor Vekselberg$12Tango78m
35Charles Butt$11Rebecca42m
36Mikhail Prokhorov$11Palladium95m
37Jan Koum$10Mogambo73m
38Viktor Rashnikov$9Ocean Victory140m
39Ronald Perelman$9C278m
40Gianluigi 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.)

Bill Gates

Soon Bill Gates will be added to our list, as he ordered a large yacht in the Netherlands.

Bernard Arnault

#1 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$ 140 billion

yacht Symphony - Feadship - 2015 - Bernard Arnault

Larry Page

#2 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$ 77 billion

yacht Senses - Schweers - 1999 - Larry Page

Amancio Ortega Gaona

#3 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$ 75 billion

yacht Drizzle – 69m – Feadship

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$ 75 billion

Musashi yacht - 88m - Feadship

Sergey Brin

#5 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.

Net worth: US$ 75 billion

yacht Dragonfly - Silver Yachts - 2009 - Sergey Brin

Yacht Eclipse – Roman Abramovich

yacht Eclipse – 162,5m – Blohm+Voss – Roman Abramovich

yacht Eclipse – 162,5m – Blohm+Voss – Roman Abramovich

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