There are a lot of things you could do with $ 150,000. You can donate it to UNICEF. You could buy a 2020 BMW i8. You could put down a down payment on a house in Sydney. You could even buy three (three!) New Subaru Foresters.
While this might seem like a large sum of money to some people, to others it’s just what you have to pay to refuel your $ 600,000,000 yacht.
Enter: the following video. Posted on Instagram recently by @theyachtmogul, an Instagram account that claims to be the “world’s biggest yachting profile,” the video shows a $ 600,000,000 yacht being pumped up with $ 150,000 in fuel.
The video is captioned: “Refuel the beast 156m DILBAR!” and – of course – shows the magnificent Dilbar filled with gasoline (or, as the case may be, diesel).
Video: Watch the Dilbar fill up with $ 150,000 in fuel
The video was shot in Italy, with a Vigili del Fuoco (Italian Institutional Agency for Fire and Rescue Services) vehicle making an appearance at the beginning of the video.
A caption then appears on the screen claiming that the 500,000 liters of fuel cost $ 150,000 (although some social media users questioned this, making comments such as “500,000 l 1.5 million? That’s $ 3 a litter 🤔? “).
The Dilbar is a famous superyacht, owned by Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov – one of Russia’s richest men (something that gives credit to some of the jokes found in the comments section of Instagram, like: “Brother , they don’t pay for fuel… they fuck sell it to us ”).
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Usmanov built his fortune through resource exploitation and investment, and is the majority shareholder of Metalloinvest, a Russian industrial conglomerate. He also owns a Russian publishing house and is a co-owner of Russia’s second-largest mobile operator.
Thanks to his enormous wealth, Usmanov was able to have Dilbar built to replace one of his old yachts (which was also called Dilbar) a few years ago. Dilbar was built by one of the world’s leading shipyards, Lürssen, and delivered to Usmanov in May 2016.
Although Usmanov is described on Wikipedia as a business mogul and philanthropist, he certainly doesn’t reserve all of his money for philanthropy, with the Dilbar having a number of fabulous (and expensive) features.
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Dilbar is the fourth longest yacht in the world (and the largest judging by gross tonnage), accommodates 100 crew, has the largest swimming pool ever on a superyacht, two helipads, an onboard garden , almost the same amount of cables as the total land borders of the country of Bhutan (to power all amenities and facilities) and is powered by a 30,000 kW diesel power plant.
This diesel electric design is believed to help reduce by Dilbar emissions while delivering a top speed of 22.5 knots.
Want one last fact? The interior includes over 1,000 sofa cushions.
Cushy life for some.
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