The yacht, built by China’s Ocean Emperor, will be the most expensive in the world if it goes ahead and is only being considered for charter, which could take up to one year
What the $600M ‘world’s biggest yacht’ will look like inside
Raucous high-rollers, the super-rich, and Hollywood’s ultimate party animal Leonardo DiCaprio are among the biggest players in the gambling world. Now the big money men are looking to party with the world’s biggest superyacht, built in China, and set to cost more than $600m (£460m).
The 270m (837ft) yacht, called StarFire, is reportedly being offered for charter and it is only possible for those having fun on the vessel to have some fun in the sun while giving up some hard cash.
Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, from WA, leads the global table of the world’s richest people, with a fortune of $15.6bn (£12.5bn), according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
Jurors awarded Rinehart $106m in damages against a mining company she claims destroyed her father’s life by forcing him to abandon plans to build a $10bn mining empire.
In the US, Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev was No 3 on the list with $8.7bn. He became owner of British newspaper the Independent and its sister title, The London Evening Standard, and titles in the Russian speaking Republic of Georgia, following a $1.9bn buyout of them from his former partner Ravi Goenka in 2012.
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani was $6.2bn while DiCaprio was No 2 on the list with $5.5bn. Both are members of the US Billionaires Club. In Europe, Egyptian business tycoon Naguib Sawiris (3rd on the list) is worth $4.8bn, followed by James Murdoch ($4.2bn), soon-to-be Fox boss, and Russia’s Vyacheslav Ivankov (4th on the list) who is worth $4.0bn.
Zambia’s Edgar Lungu was the least rich country in the world, with only $8m to his name.