Kola Aluko was the former owner of the yacht, then named Galactica Star.
Aluko is a Nigerian businessman, active in energy. He was born in 1969.
He is Executive Director of Atlantic Energy, active in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
He has founded several companies, such as Besse Oil, Fossil Resources, and Exoro Energy International, all active in energy.
In 2017 the US Department of Justice announced the filing of a civil complaint seeking the forfeiture and recovery of approximately $144 million in assets. The assets included the yacht Galactica Star, and a $50 million apartment in New York City. Those assets were allegedly the proceeds of foreign corruption offenses.
In 2019 the yacht was sold at auction, to Michael Ovitz.
Kola Aluko Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at $1 billion.
He is (or at least was…) the owner of a Bombardier Global 6000 private jet, with registration 9H-OPE. Some also link the Global XRS S5-GMG to Aluko.
He was the owner of a large house in Beverly Hills, but he sold the house before his legal issues started.