Rising Sun was originally built for Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, and is currently owned by David Geffen. He purchased her in 2010 after he was co-
It reportedly cost over USD 200 million to build. Rising Sun can accommodate 16 guests and has a crew of 45. Her interior is designed by Bannenberg & Rowell Design. The yacht is seen here in 2011 in the bay of Cannes.
In the summer of 2013 famous talk show host Opray Winfrey had a holiday 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
Who is David Geffen? He 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.
Forbes estimates the net worth of David Geffen at USD 6.6 billion. 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.
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 Warner Bros founder Jack Warner. Geffen also owned the luxury yacht Pelorus.