Jeff Bezos has spent a lot of time on his $500 million megayacht, Koru.
The Coro recently stopped in Antigua in the Caribbean.
Local authorities asked the public to give the billionaire some privacy.
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Jeff Bezos' $500 million megayacht is such a sight that local authorities have had to ask the public to give the billionaire some privacy while on vacation.
The Amazon founder and his fiancée Lauren Sanchez recently docked in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda. They were on board the huge yacht Kuru, which is 127 meters long and has a crew of 40 people.
People on the island of Antigua have become aware of the existence of the world's largest sailing yacht, prompting Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Charles Fernandes to issue a notice to local residents.
“The appeal of Koru is undeniable, but we ask everyone to be understanding and show the utmost respect for their privacy during this special time,” Fernandez said, according to the Antigua Observer.
Bezos values privacy
In October 2021, he bought a house in a remote area of the southern coast of Maui for $78 million (equivalent to 70 million euros). The 14-acre property is surrounded by larger lava fields.
“Jeff and Lauren love Maui, have a home on the island, visit frequently and want to support the local community,” a source close to the couple told Pacific Business News.
Bezos had previously broken a record in California by purchasing a property worth $165 million (about 149 million euros). It was built in 1937 by Jack Warner, co-founder of Warner Bros. The Beverly Hills estate offers privacy with high hedges protecting the house from the street.
He then bought a house next door for $10 million (about €9 million), a sign that the tech founder was building a larger estate – typical of billionaires.
Even in the way he ran his businesses, from Amazon to Blue Origin, Bezos valued privacy and kept some company projects secret for years, the Washington Post reported.
So we may never know what happens on board the Kuro.
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