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Billionaires vacation: Jeff Bezos and Lloyd Blankfein on 138m superyacht Rising Sun

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Alina Andriyanova
August 8, 2019

Aside from the recent buzz in the media regarding his probable ownership of the 136-metre Lürssen charter superyacht Flying Fox, the richest person in the world Jeff Bezos (Forbes) has been photographed on-board another Lürssen giant, the 138-metre Rising Sun, reports Bloomberg, in the company of her owner David Geffen and Lloyd Blankfein, according to Yacht Harbour.

On Tuesday, David Geffen posted the shot on his Instagram account, with the caption: ‘Having a great time in the Balearics.’ On the shot, the company is joined by a group of people including Lauren Sanchez, the model Karlie Kloss and her husband, Josh Kushner, reports Business Insider.


Jeff Bezos’ net worth is currently estimated at $113.7 billion. Founded by Bezos in 1994 who has remained its CEO ever since, Amazon pulled in $230 billion in revenues and a record $10 billion in net profit in 2018, up from $3 billion the prior year. In addition, Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post and Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer developing a rocket for private human access to space. 

Photo: scottrsmith / Flickr

Hollywood's richest man and the co-founder/founder of film studio DreamWorks and record labels Asylum Records, Geffen Records and DGC Records, David Geffen’s net worth is estimated at $8.3 billion. He is also known for sparing time for philanthropy, pledging $150 million to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art or donating to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


With a reported net worth of $1.1 billion, Lloyd Blankfein remains CEO of Goldman Sachs. The company boasts nearly $1.5 trillion in assets for corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. In early 2018 it was reported that Blankfein would retire at the end of the year, but he distanced himself from the reports.

In the meantime, the total net worth of the three figures above is combined to over $123 billion.


Concerning the Rising Sun, not very much information has been known about the world’s fifteenth largest yacht, although she is frequently in focus of her owner’s Instagram activity. One of Lürssen mega projects, the superyacht was built in 2004, with design by Jon Bannenberg. 

She cost $200 million to build, according to some reports. David Geffen had co-owned Rising Sun along with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison since 2004, before he bought it completely in 2010.


First and foremost, Rising Sun is defined through banks of windows across the superstructure. The yacht takes advantage of 8,000 square metres of living space across 82 rooms. 

The vessel can accommodate 18 guests in nine cabins, with the capacity to carry a crew of up to 46. The interior by Laura Seccombe includes a gym, cinema, and wine cellar. One of the most distinctive hallmarks of the yacht, the rear cockpit deck, was designed as a basketball court.

Orlando Bloom and M/Y Rising Sun


In general, Geffen has been known for cruising the high seas with celebrity guests on-board, including Barack and Michelle Obama, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Hanks, reports Business Insider, while Oprah Winfrey celebrated her 65th birthday on the yacht. The pop star Katy Perry and the actor Orlando Bloom also were aboard Rising Sun last month.

According to the data from Marine Traffic, the vessel is currently located at the shores of Mallorca.

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