Luxury yacht Alamshar was delivered to her owner His Highness the Aga Khan in 2014, after a 13 year long engineering and construction time. Who is the Aga Khan?
The Aga Khan, is the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. As a descendant of the Fatimids, the Egypt-
The yacht Alamshar was built with 6 (!) gas turbines, to reach a top speed of 65 knots. However at test runs it reached only 30 knots. The yacht was named after the successful Irish Thoroughbred racehorse, which was bred at the Aga Khan’s Aiglemont Estate. The estate is situated near the city of Gouvieux north of Paris, France
The Aga Khan is founder of the Aga Khan Development Network, which spends USD 600 million a year on good causes. Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) brings together a number of development agencies, institutions, and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Asia and Africa. A central feature of the AKDN's approach to development is to design and implement strategies in which its different agencies participate in particular settings to help those in need achieve a level of self-
The Aga Khan owns a Bombardier Global 6000 private jet, with registration LX-
The Aga Khan owns a private island in the Bahamas, known as Bell Island. He is rumored to have paid US$ 100 million for the island in 2012. The Aga Khan also donated US$ 1 million to the Bahamas National Trust.
The Aga Khan has an estimated net worth of US$ 800 million.