Bill Duker is the owner of the sailing yacht Sybaris and the Feadship motor yacht Rasselas. Who is Bill Duker? He used to be a New York lawyer, who founded Amici LLC.
Amici was a litigation support company active in e-
Amici also provided consulting services assisting attorneys in the discovery process. In 2006 Amici was sold to Xerox for $ 175 million. The activities are now known as Xerox Litigation Services.
His yacht Sybaris was build at Perini Navi and was delivered in 2016. It’s one of the largest Perini Navi yachts. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 11.
Sybaris is designed by Philippe Briand and her interior is designed by PH Design from Miami. At the 2017 World Superyacht Awards, SYBARIS was named ‘Sailing Yacht of the Year’ as well as winning the category for ‘Sailing Yachts 40m and Above’.
Sybaris was listed for sale asking EUR 88 million or (around) US$ 100 million. She was sold in 2018.
Duker also owns the 52 meter motor yacht Rasselas, which was build by Feadship in 1994. Rasselas is listed for sale asking US$ 17 million.
Rasselas has an interior designed by John Munford an can accommodate 12 guests. Rasselas is powered by two Caterpillar engines, which give her a top speed of 16 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
Bill and his wife Sharon live in a large 700 acre estate in the state of NY.
They also owned a Miami Beach penthouse (which they listed for sale for US$ 65 million) and a penthouse in New York City which he bought in the 1990’s for US$ 30 million.
We estimated the net worth of Bill Duker at least at US$ 300 million, based on the yachts and real estate he owns and owned. It may be much more.
Duker reportedly earned US$ 5 million per year as a Manhattan attorney in the 1990s. He was the founder of a company named Duker and Barrett.
His firm was hired by the federal government to seek damages from junk-
Duker was later charged with defrauding the government by inflating his bills by $1.4 million. In 1997, he pleaded guilty and was disbarred. He served 16 months of a 33-
Bill and his wife Sharon are active philanthropists, through their Bernard and Millie Children's Foundation (named in honor of Bill’s parents).
In 2014 they donated US$ 25 million to the Albany Medical Center to create the Bernard and Millie Duker Children's Hospital.
They also donated US$ 10 million to Albany University to support student athletes. The university’s football stadium was named Tom & Mary Casey Stadium, in honor of Sharon (Casey) Duker’s parents.
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