EDUARD KHUDAINATOV • Net Worth $1 billion • Owner of the Yacht Scheherazade • Private Jet • Neftegaz Holding

Name:Eduard Khudainatov
Net Worth:> $ 1 billion
Source of Wealth:Rosneft / Geotex / Payakha
Born:September 11, 1960
Wife:Marina Eduardovna Amaffi
Children:Aleksei Khudainatov
Private Jet:Unknown

Who is the owner of the yacht Scheherazade?

We were told he is based in the Middle East.

International Media claim that ‘she may have a Russian owner’. In an interview with the New York Times, the yacht’s captain Guy Bennett-Pearce stated that he had disclosed the yacht’s UBO (Ultimate Beneficial Owner) to Italian Customs.

(In the light of the Russian sanctions… ) The yacht was never seized and also did not leave European waters. Most Russian-owned yachts did flee to Russia or Turkey in early 2022. This supports our conclusion that she has indeed a Middle East owner).

Eduard Khudainatov is the Owner of the Scheherazade Yacht

We are aware of all media attention that she is ‘Putin’s boat’. We saw the YouTube video about ‘Russian crew’ et cetera. But we were in doubt and therefore hesitant to publish.

Now we think there is some news.. Italian media claim that the Italian Government in Rome release the name of Eduard Khudainatov as the owner of Scheherazade.

Khudainatov is the former President of Rosneft and is currently an energy investor. We ‘heard his name before’ related to other large yachts but could never confirm.

So we think that this story is true and that Khudainatov is the mysterious owner of the megayacht.

Despite all rumors and ‘evidence’ it really does not make any sense to us that she is Putin’s yacht.

First of all, why would he risk his ‘image’ by being photographed on a large yacht as Scheherazade?

If he is on board such a yacht, he will be spotted. (He was spotted last year on the yacht Chayka).

Also, the Italian Customs did board and research the yacht. Those customs will not walk on board and ask ‘Hi, is this Putin’s yacht? No? OK, ciao, have a nice day!”

They researched her ownership structure and decided to leave the yacht untouched. She was not seized.  They would have seized her if she was Putin’s boat.

Also, the Italian shipyard, where the yacht currently is for maintenance… They would be sanctioned if they kept working on her.

But they also researched the ownership structure and concluded that she is not owned by P.

Also, the superyacht would have fled Europe in advance of the war in Ukraine (like Graceful did / and we do think Graceful is Putin’s yacht ;-) )

So we really think this recent information is correct.

But if you have more information.. Please contact us!

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Eduard Khudainatov: A Prominent Figure in the Energy Industry

Eduard Khudainatov is a Russian businessman who has made a name for himself in the energy industry. Born in 1961 in the Soviet Union, Khudainatov grew up in a modest family and started his career as a worker in a refinery.

Career in the Energy Industry

After graduating from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Khudainatov began his career in the oil and gas industry. He quickly rose through the ranks and eventually became the CEO of Rosneft, one of the largest oil companies in the world.

Under Khudainatov’s leadership, Rosneft saw significant growth and success. He was known for his strategic vision and ability to make bold business moves. He oversaw the acquisition of TNK-BP, a major oil company, and helped to expand Rosneft’s presence in the global energy market.


In addition to his work in the energy industry, Khudainatov is also known for his philanthropy. He has made significant donations to a variety of causes, including education and healthcare. He is also a supporter of Russian culture and the arts, and has made substantial contributions to museums and cultural institutions.

Awards and Accolades

Khudainatov’s success and contributions to the energy industry have earned him numerous accolades and awards. He was named “Man of the Year” by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in 2011, and received the Order of Friendship from the Russian government in 2012.

Eduard Khudainatov Net worth

His net worth is estimated at $1 billion


Overall, Eduard Khudainatov is a prominent figure in the energy industry and a respected businessman and philanthropist. His strategic vision and leadership have helped to drive the growth and success of Rosneft, and his contributions to philanthropic causes have made a positive impact on Russian society.


He is the former President of Rosneft, a Russian energy company. It is active in the production and refinery of petroleum and natural gas.

Khudainatov left Rosneft a few years ago and bought gas companies Geotex and Payakha. He now owns Neftegazholding (NNK).

NNK sold Payakha for $5 billion.

Neftegazholding (NNK)

Neftegaz (NNK) operates gas and oil fields in Russia and Kazakhstan. The company recently bought a stake in RN-Sakhalinmorneftegaz.


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Eduard Khudainatov

Scheherazade yacht

The yacht Scheherazade is a very large superyacht, built by Lurssen. She was delivered to her owner in 2020. She is one of the largest yachts in the world.


The yacht has a length of at least 136 meters. We estimate her displacement at more than 9,000 tons. Update: her volume is actually 10,167 tons. Her maximum speed will probably be above 18 knots.. Her cruising speed is 16 knots.