Who is Harald McPike?
He is a billionaire investor and founder of Quantres, a Bahamas-based investment fund. He was born in April 1958. He lives on board his yacht in Nassau, The Bahamas. He was married to Joann McPike, they have 1 son: Alexander McPike.
He is an adventurer, traveling to the North Pole and the South Pole. He became known for contracting a US$ 150 million ‘mission around the moon’.
McPike is the founder of Quantres, a quantitative trading firm, and private investor. The company was founded in 1989. The company’s approach is quantitative and systematic in nature and is based on statistical modeling of market processes. Investments include Underdog Pharmaceuticals, Redshield Security, Imagr, and Starling Bank.
Starling Bank is a digital, mobile-
Mission Around the Moon
In 2013 McPike signed a US$ 150 million contract, to fly around the moon in a modified Russian Soyuz spacecraft. He paid a US$ 7 million down payment.
McPike was scheduled to make a second deposit of $8 million one year after contract signing, but he postponed that because of concerns he had regarding the limited progress on developing the mission.
And in a lawsuit, he was seeking to recover the $7 million down payment. McPike claimed that the company Space Adventures made false assertions about having reserved and owned the rights to provide a circum-
Space Adventures argued that although it did not have formal agreements with RSC Energia and Roscosmos, it could have provided the circum-
Harald McPike Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at US$ 1 billion. Given his investments, his yacht, and his US$ 150 million ‘trip to the moon’, this amount is probably a good guess.
He is an active philanthropist through his MCPIKE ZIMA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION.
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Harald McPike House
McPike lives on board his yacht Home. The yacht is berthed to a large plot on Paradise Island, Nassau, the Bahamas.
McPike Yacht Home
We have not yet been able to identify his private jet. But please do send us a message if you have information about his business jet. The photos hereunder are just samples of some of the most successful private jets on the market.