The oligarch earned $ 90 million for the yacht.
Russian businessman Mikhail Prokhorov, founder of the Onexim investment group, whose fortune estimated at $ 13.8 billion, sold his yacht to 88-year-old American billionaire Dennis Washington, and the deal amounted to about $ 90 million. Ksenia Sobchak, a journalist, TV presenter and former candidate for the presidency of the Russian Federation, reports this with reference to his sources.
According to her information, Dennis Washington is a native of Montana. He was born in 1934. In the Forbes list, the moneybag is in 350th place, and his fortune is $ 6.3 billion. The American is the founder of The Washington Companies, an industrial conglomerate that owns copper mining, waste reclamation, shipyards and railroads.
Washington also has a stake in Seaspa, a container ship fleet operator that provides shipyard services including new construction, conversions, repairs, life cycle maintenance for naval, research and commercial vessels, including cruise ships, ships, deep-sea and submarine boats.
After graduating from high school, Dennis went to Alaska, where he oiled equipment, then became a heavy crane operator. , with the help of which he began the activities of his own company, The Washington Companies. Five years later, the Washington DC company, which works primarily on highway contracts, was already the largest contractor in Montana.
Sobchak writes that another Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin, the richest man in the Russian Federation, president of the Norilsk Nickel company, also thought about selling the yacht. After the introduction of sanctions against Russia by Western countries and Europe, his fortune decreased from $30.2 billion to $27.1 billion.