A huge measure of wealth is material objects. And what’s more material and expensive than a yacht? We can’t think of anything else either! Some of the yachts you’re about to look at will have their own lap pools, jacuzzis, and much more!
You’ll also get to learn which celebrities own these amazing nautical mansions that can circle the globe.
Sean “Diddy” Combs: Maraya
Not sure who Sean John Combs is? Don’t worry, we don’t blame you. He’s better known as Puff Daddy. He was raised in Harlem and is a very famous rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
Over the years he’s won two Grammies and two MTV music video awards. He even has his own fashion line Sean by Sean Combs.
Richard Branson: Necker Belle
Here’s an amazing philanthropist, magnate, and intelligent investor. He’s the found of a business called Virgin, we’re sure you’ve heard of it. He even started a mail-order record business at just 16. That’s a sure sign of greatness at an early age.
Over the years, Richard Branson has become an avid sailor and has one of the fastest catamarans on the planet. The yacht sleeps up to ten people.
Steve Jobs: Venus
Here’s another powerful man that owns a yacht. Odds are, you wouldn’t be reading this article if Steve Jobs didn’t create Apple. Unfortunately, Steve died right before his yacht was ever finished.
Philippe Starck was commissioned to build the yacht, it had lots of features inspired by apple. iMac computers run the ship, isn’t that amazing?
Johnny Depp: Vajoliroja
Everyone knows Johnny Depp. He’s a very famous actor, a talented musician and these days even a producer. Since the ’80s he’s gained a lot of fame and it seems to never end. He’s been listed in the Guinness World Records for being one of the most well-paid actors.
With all his money Depp has bought himself a yacht measuring at 47 meters long. The ship is called Vajoliroja. The “Va” comes from his girlfriend, the “Jo” from himself, and the “Liro” from his daughter.
Eric Clapton: Va Bene
Here’s one of the most influential Rock ‘n Rollers of all time. Eric Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times! His forte is blues but over the years he’s dabbled in a lot of other genres.
His yacht is called “Va Bene” and is one of the first yachts on this list to be previously owned. Bernie Ecclestone owned it before him but Clapton insisted that he buy it after being on it.
Tiger Woods: Privacy
Tiger Woods bought his yacht back in 2004 for $20 million. The yacht is equipped with a gym, theater, and can accommodate 21 people.
Tiger Woods has won a lot of gold titles in his day. Recently his career hasn’t been working out and his divorce may have had an effect on it. Currently, he’s dating Lindsey Vonn, an Olympic Skier. This relationship may be the inspiration for the name of the yacht – Privacy.
Steven Spielberg: Seven Seas
Steven Spielberg is a man behind many movies that have done incredibly well. To just name a few are E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Saving Private Ryan, Indiana Jones, and Schindler’s List.
His yacht includes a theater, an infinity pool, a helicopter pad, gym, spa, and massage room. He can have up to 12 guests stay on the vessel.
Roman Abramovich: Eclipse
Here’s another savvy businessman – Roman Abromovich owns most of the shares in Millhouse LLC, a private investment company. He’s most well-known as the owner of Chelsea Football Club. In all of Russia, he’s the 12th wealthiest.
He’s known for liking to spend his money, He owns the second biggest yacht in the world and would be worth around $380 million in today’s money. The yacht can accommodate 24 people and has a mini submarine!
Dolce and Gabbana: Regina D’Italia
The fashion house Dolce & Gabbana was founded in 1985 only five years after the two founders, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, first met in Milan. After the premier of their first line, it totally took off and they had their own store less than a year later. The two have become quite the celebrities appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show and designing costumes for major Hollywood A-listers like Beyoncé.
Joining the ranks of well-known Italian fashion designers with private yachts, Dolce & Gabbana is at the top of the list. Again, this fashion line includes clothing, watches, sunglasses, handbags, and footwear. Their yacht is 51 meters in length and often hosts parties for celebrities and models. The most important thing about this yacht that is no secret to anyone who has seen it, is that the vessel is equipped with a bouncy slide.
Giorgio Armani: Main
Another successful Italian fashion designer is Giorgio Armani who’s primary focus is in tailored, clean-looking menswear. He earned the title of most successful Italian designer in 2001 at which point his label was making $1.6 billion per year. Armani is now worth a whomping $8.5 billion. It’s no wonder he can afford this gorgeous boat on which he spends his vacations and free time.
He also sails the seas in his own luxury yacht. Giorgio’s yacht matches the sleek, elegant, classy designs that are incorporated into his clothing lines. Codecasa is the designer of this yacht, and the ship is nicknamed “Main.” The classy design of the black yacht has drawn photographers looking for a stylish place for their photo shoots. The ship fits in well with the other photos found in the high fashion magazines! Giorgio Armani also own a second yacht named “Maria” after his mother, and this second yacht is 163 feet in length.
Paul Allen: Octopus
Bill Gate’s bestie Paul Allen not only went to the same Seattle high school with him, but eventually went into business with him co-founding Microsoft in 1975. Hello, big bucks. Paul Allen ended up leaving Microsoft due to health issues, but reinvented himself after beating the disease. He focused a lot of his time living large and investing in his beautiful megayacht Octopus. His superyacht features two helipads, making it easy to access this ship from any location. Other onboard features include multiple game rooms, a spa, recording studio, hot tub, swimming pool, movie theater, and two submarines.
Good news ladies, Allen is still single, so if you’re looking for both a yacht and a date…I mean, he is the 39th richest person in the world worth about $18 billion. When he is not traveling the world on his beautiful boat, he is busy owning the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers. If you’re not really into the adventurous type or the sports-fan type – don’t worry. He is also quite the brainiac having founded the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Science.
Sir Philip Green: Lionheart
Sir Philip Green is quite the powerhouse acting as the Chairman for the retail giant Arcadia Group, which includes Topshop, Topman, Evans, Burtons, Miss Selfridge, Dorthy Perkins and Outfit. Yes, he was born into money – but it was his smart business decisions that led to his success. When his father passed away, he inherited a lot of money and at age 21 he started buying jeans from the Far East to sell in London – So his career in fashion was born; without which, he would never have been able to afford the megayacht Lionheart.
The 206-foot long vessel was designed by Stefano Natucci, and it includes every luxury you could imagine. Onboard features include an electrically designed sun deck, high-class bar, and an on-deck swimming pool. It requires a relatively large crew to keep it running and can house up to 12 guests in 6 different cabins. Just this year, Green changed the name of his beautiful Monaco-based vessel from Lionheart to Lioness V.
Bono: The Cyan
Bono, born Paul David Hewson, is the Irish rockstar most famous for being the lead singer of U2. He is about as well-rounded as it gets. Not only is he the lead singer of U2, but he essentially writes all the lyrics and is famous for his activism efforts. Majority of his focus is on Africa. He co-founded DATA, EDUN, Product Red and the ONE Campaign. He is recognized by Elizabeth II of the UK with honorary knighthood for his contribution to the music industry and philanthropy. Like many millionaires with money to spend, he too purchased a beautiful luxury yacht named The Cyan.
As the lead singer of U2, Bono has performed all over the world. Even though he doesn’t travel to his concert locations on his yacht, it is a great getaway when he needs some time to recover after a busy touring schedule. Bono has led U2 for over 30 years, and his music has withstood the test of time. Cyan was built by Codecasa, and it is 49 meters in length, house 6 cabins and can house up to 12 people.
Mansour Bin Sultan Zayed Al Nahyan: Topaz
Born Mansour bin Sultan Zayed Al Nahyan is more commonly referred to as Sheikh Mansour and paid $527 million for this beautiful boat. He is the young and handsome deputy prime minister if the United Arab Emirates and member of the ruling family Abu Dhabi (wiki). Sheik Mansour is a very successful business man with stakes in a wide variety of companies including Sky News Arabia, Abu Dhabi United Group and Virgin Galactic.
Luxury yacht Topaz is 482 feet long, which is longer than some of the cruise ships that sail the waters. Once you are onboard the ship, you have access to the vessel’s gym, swimming pool, two hot tubs, movie theater and two helicopter ports. The interior was personally designed by Terence Disdale. The outside was designed by Tim Heywood Design team. The ship is made up of eight decks and auxiliary boats. For when they’re wanting a joy ride other than on Topaz itself, they have their choice of jet skies, inflatable boats, a mini-submarine and small catamaran.
Robert Cavalli: Baglietto
The über Italian Roberto Cavalli is from the city of Florence and has an incredible way with prints, patchwork and denim. This 75-year-old fashion designer is well-known for being out-of-the-ordinary creative. Cavalli’s fashion designs often include exotic prints, and his unique colors and patterns have been incorporated into the design of his yacht, Baglietto. Nearly every person has worn clothing inspired by Roberto Cavalli’s designs, because he is credited for the idea of sand blasted jeans patterns.
His yacht incorporates a blend of colors on the side of the ship, that melts from gold, orange, red, purple, blue, and finally to green. The iridescent colors are easy to spot in any location on the water. He liked the look so much so, that his car and helicopter are painted the same way. According to Racked, it cost about $40 million to build, not including its expensive paint job.
Saddam Hussein: Al Mansur
Most people don’t consider Saddam Hussein a “celebrity,” but he is a well-known villain in the states whose name is recognized around the world. In case you’re not well-versed in politics or foreign affairs, Saddam Hussein is the individual who President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair were most certain was holding extremely dangerous weapons of mass destruction. He was ultimately sentenced to death in 2006 by hanging, but only after this yacht was given to him as a gift.
When Hussein was called a hero by certain countries for initiating a war in the Middle East, a royal family in Saudi Arabia gave Hussein a yacht as a thank you gift. “Al Mansur” was 85 meters long and it had the perfect design for someone who might need a fast getaway. A secret passage on the yacht led down to an escape pod where a mini-submarine could be accessed. This beautiful ship was destroyed in a United States air strikes, and it sunk after being hit 16 times.
Nicole Kidman: Hokulani
The gorgeous Australian actress and producer Nicole Kidman is one or women who top this list. She is most famous for appearing in movie such as Moulin Rouge!, The Hours, Batman Forever and Eyes Wide Shut. Kidman ditched her ride on the Batmobile and upgraded to this beautiful boat named Hokulani. Hokulani was designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, but built by Palmer Johnson Yachts back home in Australia.
Kidman sails the sea in style on her luxury yacht. With a a master stateroom, VIP double stateroom, and several twin cabins, there is plenty of space to host up to 10 guests on board. The yacht features a comfortable space with luxurious finishes and you can find glossy cherrywood throughout the ship. Some of the unique features include a swim platform, lots of deck space, and a centralized and integrated entertainment system.
Andrey Melnichenko: “A”
Another Russian billionaire who enjoys sailing the sea is Andrey Melnichenko. A reoccurring theme here – the more money you have – the bigger your boat. Obviously. And with Melnichenko possessing a net worth of $8 billion, it’s no wonder his yacht is massive! The 43-year-old Russian is the founder of MDM Bank, co-founded Eurochem, co-founded Suek, founded SGK and TMK- yeah, he has his hands full…of money.
His yacht, named “A” was designed by Philippe Starck and no expense was spared when the yacht was built. Fingerprint security access is required, and security is a high priority with 44 security cameras and bomb-proof windows. Not sure what kind of enemies Melnichenko has made over the years, but damn – seems like he is afraid of something. The interior features silver leaf walls and a stair case that cost $60,000. In the master bedroom, the king size bed can rotate with the push of a button, allowing him to enjoy the surrounding views without getting out of bed.