As the richest man on this planet and the first-ever individual to move a internet price of $200 billion, Jeff Bezos has racked up a series of extravagant purchases in his lifetime.
Most just lately, the billionaire added a $500 million superyacht to that listing.
The 417-foot lengthy vessel will span several decks and have three enormous masts — and also will include its personal assist yacht that’s outfitted with a helipad, Bloomberg Wealth reported.
Further particular particulars on the mega-yacht, which was ordered earlier than the pandemic and is anticipated to be prepared quickly, are shrouded in secrecy however lots of the Amazon-founder’s previous purchases are not.
Here’s a roundup of essentially the most ostentatious things Bezos has spent his money on through the years.
An enormous clock that ticks every year
In 2018, Bezos unveiled a $42 million funding right into a “10,000 year” clock that’s alleged to symbolize “long-term thinking,” he wrote in a tweet at the time.
The 500 foot tall, all mechanical clock shall be powered by day and evening thermal cycles and is synchronized at photo voltaic midday.
The largest ever actual property deal in New York City
Shortly after Bezos cut up from his ex-wife MacKenzie Scott, he celebrated the divorce by buying three residences overlooking Madison Square Park at 212 Fifth Avenue for $80 million — the largest apartment deal to ever close in the Big Apple.
However, the huge buy nonetheless wasn’t sufficient for the billionaire so he bought a fourth residence for $16 million so he may mix all of them into one large penthouse spanning 23,000 sq. toes and three tales ranging from the twentieth flooring.
The property boasts a sprawling, 5,000 sq. foot rooftop terrace full with a pool and a minimum of a half dozen bedrooms.
One of the quickest industrial jets on this planet
Bezos threw down a whopping $65 million — plus an undisclosed quantity when decking out the interiors — for a Gulfstream G-650ER, one of many quickest jets on this planet, MensXP reported.
While most billionaires personal non-public jets, the Gulfstream permits the businessman to zip throughout the globe quicker than most when darting between the Amazon headquarters in Seattle and in all places else Bezos must go.
A historic museum he wished as a home
In 2016, Bezos determined to purchase the previous Washington Textile Museum for $23 million so he may convert the 27,000 sq. foot constructing into a non-public residence.
In buying the museum, he additionally helped to avoid wasting the historical past it held for years to return by serving to to arrange a brand new residence for the reveals at George Washington University, MensXP reported.
The Whole Foods Market grocery retailer chain
In a bid to compete with grocery retailer giants and breathe life into Amazon’s floundering meals supply service Amazon Fresh, Bezos determined to buy the whole Whole Foods grocery chain for a whopping $13.7 billion.
When requested why he made the funding, the billionaire cited the shop’s wonderful produce and their means to make wholesome consuming enjoyable.
His very personal rocketship firm
Similar to Elon Musk, Bezos has lengthy wished to create space journey viable and has determined to take a position about $1 billion a 12 months into Blue Origin, a ardour undertaking for the billionaire, (*7*).
Blue Origin is making an attempt to construct reusable area rockets, which the corporate believes is the one solution to decrease the price of entry to area.
Mostly, the funding for Blue Origin comes from liquidating Amazon inventory and at an occasion in 2019, Bezos thanked prospects for his or her contributions in direction of making his area dream a actuality, the outlet reported.
“Every time you buy shoes, you’re helping fund Blue Origin, so thank you,” he mentioned on the time.
“I appreciate it very much.”
In a quickly digitizing world, the long-term way forward for print information shops has dimmed over the past 20 years — however that didn’t cease Bezos from shelling out $250 million to purchase the Washington Post to reserve it from extinction.
The 2013 deal made Bezos the proprietor of The Washington Post Co.’s flagship paper and a collection of different native associates and web sites.