Amazon’s billionaire lands on the island
The third richest man in the world goes to Mallorca to see his new yacht, moored near Son Caliu
Amazon mogulJeff Bezos visitedMallorca on Monday to see his new luxury yacht moored in the bay of Palma. The ship Koru, worth 500 million dollars, dropped anchor off Son Caliu this afternoon. Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, flew to the island in a private jet, then boarded a helicopter that took them to the yacht.
According to the Daily Mail, Bezos was seen kissing his girlfriend on the deck shortly after their arrival. With a net worth of US$125 billion as of April 2023, Bezos is the third richest person in the world and was the richest person from 2017 to 2021, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes.
Koru is a luxury custom superyacht. The vessel was built in the Netherlands by Oceanco from 2021 and delivered in April 2023. It is a three-masted sailing ship, 127 meters (417 feet) long and would have cost $500 million or more. At the time of its commissioning, the yacht was the second largest sailing yacht in the world, after Andrey Melnichenko’s Sailing Yacht A.
In 2022, Rotterdam announced that the city’s historic De Hef Bridge would be partially dismantled, temporarily, to allow the yacht to pass. This decision was very controversial because the bridge is a Dutch national monument due to its long history.
Source: Majorca Daily Bulletin