All You Need to Know About Eddie Lampert, his Net Worth, his House and his Fountainhead Yacht
88 m (288 ft)
14 in 7 cabins
20 in 10 cabins
De Voogt Naval Architects
US$ 130 million
Owner of the Yacht
US$ 3.5 billion
ELS Investments, Sears, Autonation
July 19, 1962
Miami, Florida, USA
Fountainhead is often referred to as Mark Cuban’s yacht.
He is the founder and sole owner of the hedge fund ESL Investments. He was born July 1962. He is married to Kinga. They have 3 children. His company ESL serves as manager to investment funds. The hedge funds invest in equity and debt instruments. And in securities, options and other financial instruments and products.
ESL manages assets in one master fund, ESL Partners, L.P. As of December 31, 2015, ESL Partners held approximately US$ 2.8 billion in assets.
His father was a partner in the law firm of Lampert & Lampert in New York City. His father died young. Eddie supported his family working after school and on weekends.
He received financial aid for college and graduated from Yale University in 1984. He learned investing through his grandmother. Young Eddie would sit with her reviewing the performance of her stock picks in the media.
For a short time he worked at Goldman Sachs. He started ESL Investments at the age of 26 in 1988. His mentor was billionaire investor Richard Rainwater.
Edward Scott Lampert is the owner of the yacht Fountainhead.
Known investments of Lampert are Sears Holding and Autonation (the largest U.S. retailer of new cars, trucks & SUV). He also owns Land’s End. It is the fashion brand founded by the late Gary Comer. Comer is the former owner of the yacht Turmoil. The hedge fund manager also owns Autozone a leading auto parts retailer. And he owned Footstar Inc a now bankrupt shoe retailer.
He also owns shares in Seritage Growth Properties, a real estate investment trust.
Lampert owns about 48% of Sears stock. According to the company's annual report. Including share holdings through ESL Investments. He is the largest shareholder of Sears and Kmart.
In 2018 he stepped down as CEO of Sears Holdings following the company’s bankruptcy. He remained Chairman of the Board. He offered to buy the company out of bankruptcy, including 500 Sears stores. In 2005 Warren Buffett predicted that the Sears CEO would have an impossible task bringing back the retailer to profit.
Besides his stock, Lampert holds about US$ 381 million in unsecured notes issued to Sears. He is also investor in real estate.
Early 2019 a U.S. bankruptcy court approved Lampert's $5.2 billion bid for Sears. He will keep about 400 Sears stores open and retain about 45,000 jobs.
He lives in a large house in Greenwich, Connecticut. The house is situated close to New York City. And he also owns a US$ 40 million mansion on the Indian Creek Golf Club Island in Miami, Florida.
The house is considered to be the 34th most expensive home in Florida.
The yacht is a 88 meter (288ft) motor yacht built by Feadship in The Netherlands. At the time of her launch she was the largest Feadship built.
The luxury yacht is powered by 4 MTU marine engines. These bring her a top speed of 21 knots. We estimate her range at more than 6,000nm.
We estimate her value at approx. US$ 130 million. Not much is known about her interior. And we are not aware of any interior photos. Her home port is Miami, Florida.
The yacht is often linked to billionaire Marc Cuban, but this info is incorrect.
As far as we know Marc Cuban does not own a yacht. But if you have any information about a yacht owned by Marc Cuban please do send us a message.
His net worth of is estimated at US$ 1 billion. We think he also owns a Gulfstream private jet. But we have not found the registration number yet
Do you know more about mr. Lampert’s private jet? Please do send us a message.
Edward and his wife Kinga Lampert are active philanthropists. Through their The Lampert Foundation. The foundation focuses on support to health and education.
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