He is the owner of the superyacht Aviva. He is married to Jane Lewis and they have 2 children. A daughter named Vivienne and a son named Charles.
He is an avid art collector. He owns works by Picasso Matisse Cezanne Francis Bacon and others. In 1997 he purchased the private Ganz collection for US$ 168 million. A few month later he sold the collection at auction for US$ 206 million.
He is reportedly nicknamed The Boxer' due to his name resembling to the boxing legend Joe Louis.
When he took over the company he expanded the activities to retail and entertainment. Lewis sold the company for US$ 40 million to move into currency trading.
He was very successful in the 1980s and 1990s. And he is rumored to have earned more than George Soros on Black Wednesday in 1992. By short selling the UK pound.
Joseph Charles Lewis now owns the Tavistock Group. The Tavistock Group owns and invests in more than 200 companies. Including the football club Tottenham Hotspurs. The company is active in 15 countries.
Forbes estimates his net worth at USD 5.7 billion. Lewis resides at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. Just like fellow billionaires Heidi Horten and Sarkis Izmirlian. The latter is owner of the yacht Totally Nuts.
In 2017 Lewis had his new yacht delivered a 98 meter. The yacht is built at Abeking & Rasmussen. Not much is known about her yet. But she is one of the largest yachts built by A&R.
She is designed by Reymond Langton Design. Aviva has an innovative steel hull design.
And she is powered by a hybrid drive system. Allowing Aviva to run at up to 11 knots without the use of the main engines. She has a top speed of 20 knots.
Aviva features an amazing indoor padle tennis court.
Lewis’ previous yacht was also built at Abeking & Rasmussen. It was delivered in 2007. It’s actually the third yacht built for Lewis.
She can accommodate 16 guests and a crew of 25. Aviva is used as the private office of Lewis. She houses his art collection. Aviva is not available for charter.
In the summer of 2017 a larger Aviva was delivered by Abeking & Rasmussen. She is 91 meter or 321 ft. Her interior design is by Reymond Langton Design.
Joe Lewis House
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