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All You Need to Know About Ricardo Salinas Pliego and his Yacht Azteca


Yacht Name: Azteca - Yacht Length: 72m (236.22ft) - Guests: 12 in 6 cabins - Crew: 28 in 22 cabins - IMO 1009924 - Displacement: 1,891t - CRN - 2010 -Yacht Value: US$ 80 million -


Ricardo Salinas Pliego Net Worth: US$ 11 billion - Owners Company: Grupo Salinas - Owners Country: Mexico

Yacht Azteca - Ricardo Salinas Pliego

Who is Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego? He is a Mexican billionaire and owner of Grupo Salinas.




Ricardo Salinas Pliego Grupo Salinas

He owns serveral of the largest companies in Mexico. Through two holding companies named Grupo Salinas and Grupo Elektra .



His companies include TV Azteca, Elektra, Grupo Lusacell, Unefon, and Banco Azteca.



Grupo Salinas began as a family-owned furniture manufacturing company called Salinas & Rocha founded in 1906 by Mr. Salinas’ great-grandfather, Benjamin Salinas.




Grupo Elektra

I n 1950, Mr. Salinas’ grandfather created Grupo Elektra.



When Ricardo Salinas became CEO of the company in 1987 he refocused Elektra on basic products: appliances, electronics, and furniture. Significantly, he developed at Elektra a vast new consumer market among Mexico’s lower middle income consumers by providing credit sales and diverse financial products and services.



TV Azteca is one of the world’s two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming, Grupo Lusacell is Mexico's third largest wireless telecommunications company, which also owns Unefon a telecommunications company.




Ricardo Salinas Pliego Net Worth

Forbes estimates his net worth at US$ 11 billion. He is an active philanthropist. And founder of the Fundación Azteca and the Fundación Azteca America.



Both foundations focus on the (social) well-being of Hispanic communities. More than 13 million toys have also be given to children. Through the annual Juguetón ("Toy marathon").



Yacht Azteca

The Azteca yacht was built at CRN in 2009. She has a length of 72 meters (236ft), has a steel hull and aluminum super structure.



She can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 28. She is powered by two Caterpillar engines. Azteca can reach a top speed of 16 knots. And has range of 6,000 nautical miles.  



Every year Azteca travels between the Med and the Caribbean.



In June 2016 she arrived in Plymouth, UK after an Atlantic crossing. She was heading to Rendsburg, Germany, probably for a refit at Nobiskrug.



Private Jet

He is the owner of a Gulfstream G-V private jet. The jet has registration XA-AZT (for Azteca). The aircraft has a market value of approx. US$ 10 - 15 million. A Gulfstream G-V can accommodate 12 passengers.




Salinas Pliego Residence

He lives with his wife Maria Laura Medina in a large house in Mexico City. They have six children, which are active in the family’s business. Their daughter Ninfa Salidas Sasa is a former Mexican Senator.




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Luxury yacht Azteca

His private Gulfstream G5 jet with registration XA-AZT. (photo by Andrew W. Sieber). The jet is a US$ 40 million Gulfstream G-V, built in 1998.


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The yacht at night. (Photo by Ron Raffety).

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 Private Jet

XA-AZT Ricardo Salinas Pliego jet

The US$ 80 million yacht was built at CRN in Italy.

Inside the Yacht

inside yacht Azteca

Azteca has a beautiful interior by Michael Leach Design.

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The dining rooms seats 12 guests.

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The master bedroom of the yacht.

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Ricardo Salinas Pliego Mexican billionaire October 4, 1955 https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wp0f6e7b6c_0a_06.jpg Grupo Salinas US$ 11 billion María Laura Medina Ninfa Salinas Sada, Benjamín Salinas Sada
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yacht Azteca https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wpe7f2d1cb_0a_06.jpg Built at CRN, value US$ 80 million
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