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All You Need to Know About Robert Mercer and his Yacht Sea Owl

Yacht Length: 62 m (203 ft) - Guests: 12 in 6 cabins - Crew: 18 in 9 cabins - IMO 1011604 - Displacement: 1,494t - Feadship - 2013 -  Yacht Value: US$ 75 million -

Mercer Net Worth: US$ 500 million - Company: Renaissance Tech - Country: USA - Mercer owns a large house on Long Island, NY, named Owl’s Nest

10 Facts about Robert Mercer you probably didn’t know

  1. He started his career as a computer scientist, working at IBM.
  2. In 1993 he was recruited at Renaissance Technologies. Later he was CEO.
  3. RenTech uses mathematical algorithms to identify trades.
  4. He is one of the Highest Earning Hedge Fund Managers.
  5. He donated millions of dollars to political campaigns.
  6. His net worth is estimated between US$ 500 million and US$ 1 billion.
  7. He lives in a large house named Owl’s Nest.
  8. He has owned several large yachts all named Sea Owl.
  9. He has a large collection of rare fire arms and machine guns.
  10. His daughter Rebekah Mercer runs the Mercer Family Foundation.

Yacht Sea Owl

The yacht is a 62 meter displacement yacht, built at Feadship. She has a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure. The yacht was delivered in 2013 to her owner by Royal Van Lent.

Andrew Winch Design

Both her exterior lines and her interior design is done by Andrew Winch Designs. Sea Owl features a jade mist green and oyster white color scheme. It is the same color scheme as the owners’ previous superyacht.

Yacht Interior

Besides the owners stateroom, the yacht has 3 guest cabins, two kid’s cabins and a nanny cabin. There is even a herb garden.

The luxury yacht has a crew of 18. The owners’ previous yacht was a 43 meter Burger, with the same name. All photos on this page are made by Tom ‘McNikon’ Gulbrandsen.

Charter Yacht

The motor yacht is not available for charter

New Yacht

We think Robert Leroy Mercer is building a new yacht at Feadship


Mercer still owns his previous yacht, a Burger Yacht built in 2010. She is now named Shadowl.

Who is Robert Mercer?

He is co-CEO of the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies. The fund was founded by James Simons. James Simons is the owner of the yacht Archimedes.

He is married to Diana Lynne Dean and they have three daughters: Jennifer, Rebekah and Heather Sue.

Renaissance Technologies

Renaissance Technologies is one of the largest quant funds. It use mathematical algorithms and computers to identify trades. Renaissance employs dozens of math and physics doctorate-holders with knowledge of artificial intelligence.

In 2015 the fund had US$ 65 billion in assets and 290 employees.

One of the Highest Earning Hedge Fund Managers

According to Forbes, Mercer earned US$ 125 million in 2016. He earned  US$ 150 million in 2015 and US$ 115 million in 2013. And he earned US$ 90 million in 2012 and US$ 125 million in 2011.

He is one of the highest earning hedge fund managers. Mercer’s career started at IBM. He was working on a speech recognition program. In 1993 he joined Renaissance Technologies. When James Simons retired, Mercer took over as CEO.

Political Donations

Mercer was "the biggest single donor" in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. He donated US$ 14 million to the 2016 presidential campaign of Ted Cruz. And he supported Trump super pac committees.

In total Mercer has donated more than US$ 35 million to political campaigns. Including the Trump campaign.

Mercer is also a major source of funds of Steve Bannon ’s Breitbart News. Which he gave more than US$ 10 million according to the Wall Street Journal.

Robert Mercer Net Worth

He has a net worth of more than US$ 500 million. In this article on Bloomberg his net worth is estimated to be near US$ 1 billion.


He is an active philanthropist. He donated US$ 13.5 million in 2013 through his Mercer Family Foundation. The foundation is run by his daughter Rebekah Mercer. The foundation has US$ 37 million in assets.

The foundation has been giving donations to the National Youth Science Fund. And to the World Science Festival,  the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM). And also to the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, and the Home Depot Foundation.

Machine Gun Collection

Mercer has a large and rare collection of machine guns and historical firearms. He owns a weapon which Arnold Schwarzenegger used in The Terminator.

Rebekah Mercer

Rebekah Mercer directs the Mercer Family Foundation. She served on the Executive Committee of the transition team of United States President-elect Donald Trump.

Rebekah is married to Sylvain Mirochnikoff. They have four children. Mirochnikoff, a native of France, was a managing director at Morgan Stanley. We estimate the net worth of Rebekah Mercer at US$ 50 million.

Robert and his daughter Rebekah Mercer

(Photo: Mercer and his daughter).

Robert Mercer House

Robert and his wife Diana Mercer own a large house in Head of the Harbour, Long Island, New York. The house is named Owl’s Nest. It has an estimated value of more than US$ 18 million.

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