7 of the most expensive purchases of Russian oligarchs: from huge yachts to entire IslandsPictolic
"Give money to the poor!" — in one voice shouting people. "No, we better buy a couple of yachts!" — answer the oligarchs. What else to buy when money to burn, and the soul requires Grand gestures? Of course, yachts, jewelry, football clubs and the island!
Seven insanely expensive purchases of Russian billionaires, read our material.
Perhaps the most resounding purchase among our billionaires in Europe is the acquisition of the football club "Chelsea" Roman Abramovich. The tycoon has already invested in the London team of around 1 billion pounds (80 billion rubles), on the infusion does not stop!
In fairness it should be noted that "Chelsea" during this time, already four times champion of England, and in 2012 won the Champions League. Therefore, the investment of Abramovich to the club can be called successful.
But following the purchase of the oligarch, unlike the football club, gave him no "profit" with the exception of aesthetic pleasure. In 2012, the owner of the 7.6 billion fortune allowed myself the purchase of one of the most expensive paintings in the world — "the Scream" by Edvard Munch.
Famous work of art Abramovich cost of $ 120 million (over 7 billion)! Along with this, the tycoon has set a record for the cost of works of art sold at auction.
But, it turns out, not only Abramovich is a connoisseur of fine art. For example, the President of Fund "SKOLKOVO" Victor Vekselberg once got a full collection of works by fabergé, among which were the rarest Imperial Easter eggs.
It happened on the eve of the Sotheby's auction in 2004, where just had to put 200 lots of the famous jeweler. A month before Vekselberg called the organizers and offered to buy the entire collection for a sum which is still not disclosed. They say that the oligarch could pay from 100 to 150 million dollars (6-9 billion).
But the purchase of Andrei Melnichenko was much more practical eggs. True, and more... Russian businessman once bought a huge yacht worth more than $ 460 million (nearly 30 billion)!
The length of the vessel, designed for 20 guests and 54 crew members, nearly 150 meters! She, for a moment, as much as eight decks! However, the Russian oligarchs have long been famous for his love of yachts. It is no wonder that the cost of 20 of their "ships" exceeds the cost of the entire naval fleet!
We could write about that some day Dmitry Rybolovlev bought for the fabulous sum of football club "Monaco". But it turns out it's not the biggest purchase of a billionaire...
In 2013, the man gave about $ 150 million (9 billion rubles) for two Greek Islands, from all sides surrounded by the sea. Previously, these plots of land he owned by Aristotle Onassis. It is noteworthy that the purchase of the Islands was also interested in Madonna, bill gates and the same Abramovich, but that Rybolovlev could offer the best sum.
Yes, Yes, you did. In 2015, the co-owner of the pharmaceutical company "Pharmstandard" Victor Haritonin bought the legendary nürburgring race track, which is popularly called the "Green hell".
On this picturesque stretch of road was killed about two hundred racers. And the cost of the acquisition of 99% of nürburgring for 77 million euros (5 billion rubles).
In 2010 Prokhorov for a nominal sum acquired 80% of shares of "dying" American basketball team "Brooklyn nets" and assumed obligations on construction of the new arena. Total for subsequent years, the businessman has spent on the team about $ 400 million (25 billion rubles). And this despite the fact that the achievements it doesn't Shine...
In the end, Prokhorov has acknowledged his investment unprofitable, and hastened to say goodbye to the club. Not long ago, the owner of 49% stake in "Brooklyn nets" has become Vice President of Alibaba Group, Joseph Tsai. The total amount of the transaction amounted to 2.35 billion USD (149 billion rubles)!