The 156m Lurssen superyacht Dilbar is the largest motor yacht in the world by gross tonnage. Dilbar is worth a fortune and filled with countless luxuries, but who is the owner of the yacht, and how did they amass their fortune? Read on to find out.

Who is the owner of Yacht Dilbar?

The owner of Dilbar is Alisher Usmanov, one of Russia’s richest men. The Uzbek-born billionaire has a staggering net worth of £13.706bn. It’s with this immense fortune that he bought the 156m Dilbar in 2016. Based on her gross tonnage of 15,917, Dilbar is estimated to have a worth of between $800 and $1bn, making her one of the highest value superyachts in the world.

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How did Alisher Usmanov get rich?

Alisher Usmanov is amongst the wealthiest citizens of Russia. He stands alongside billionaires like Roman Abramovich and Vladimir Putin (who owns a whole fleet of yachts himself). Over the years, Usmanov has accumulated his wealth through various ventures, ranging from selling plastic bags to being an early investor in Facebook. However, his high net worth is mostly due to his involvement in the mining and investment industries. Usmanov has shown no sign of slowing down, with his worth increasing by a substantial 1.726bn between 2020-2021. Importantly he makes sure to use his money to benefit others – of everyone on the Sunday Times Rich List he is by far the most charitable, giving almost £500m in the past year alone.

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