Larry Ellison and his personal jewel called Rising Sun
When you are Larry Ellison, the founder and CEO of Oracle Corp, prices and cost seem to lose their meaning for you. You are able to afford the biggest and the best, and indeed nothing but the very best would do. This is quite true of Larry’s Yacht, which is named Rising Sun. At 138 meters long, the Rising Sun is the second largest yacht in the world, and hence is longer than the 128 meters long yacht Octopus that is proudly owned by Paul Allen of Microsoft.
The Rising Sun was designed by the legendary designer, the late Jon Bannenberg and is custom built by the German company Lurssen, which is located in the city of Bremen. It is said to have cost a whopping $200 million to build, which can give you an idea of the kind of opulent luxury that it embodies.
Given the fact that this super luxury yacht boasts of more than 8,000 square meters of space, you can imagine its dimensions. If you drill down to the details of the luxury, you would see that it has a huge indoor swimming pool as well as a large wine cellar and even a cinema ensconced inside its magnificent interiors. The Rising Sun is all that a connoisseur or a collector would desire for, with something extra thrown in for good measure. There is also a basketball court in the yacht that can double up as a helipad, to help Larry Ellison hop in and off choppers, being the very busy man that he is.
If this were not enough there are other goodies that the Rising Sun proudly boasts of . There are 16 suites and 82 rooms in all of five stories, apart from a top cruising speed of 28 knots, which is quite fast given its enormity.
The Rising Sun costs all of $13 million to maintain per year, but then this is of no big consequence to Larry Ellison who has a personal net worth of $18 billion, being the 6th richest person on the planet.