What is known about the superyacht that Jeff Bezos bought (and the hermetic industry of these mega-ships) – BBC News Mundo

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  • BBC News, Washington

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Some superyachts anchored in Monaco, one of the “classic ports of glamor”.

The news that Jeff Bezos bought a “superyacht” has rekindled interest in the hermetic world of wealthy globetrotters who enjoy this ultimate status symbol.

According to experts, the superyacht industry has been booming for years, even during the global economic slowdown caused by the pandemic.

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the richest man in the world, has seen his personal wealth practically double since 2017, thanks to the enormous volume of income it made in 2020, when more people than ever turned to online shopping.

But Bezos is not the only one who has become even richer. Many of the wealthiest people in the world have seen their fortunes grow in recent years.