Billionaires love to flaunt their toys in the capital – the Qataris bringing their supercars to the capital every summer is proof of that.
But the newest uber-luxury toy on the block, or rather The Thames, is a £70m superyacht.
Anchored in Thames near Tower Bridge… I’m wondering…who owns this yacht? pic.twitter.com/p6aK9Mh984
— Vanessa Kovalengou (@vkovalengou) October 31, 2014
The Kismet, which comes with a helipad, a swimming pool and a private sundeck, wowed Londoners after making a stop by Tower Bridge this week.
Owned by Shahid Khan, the 300-foot boat reportedly costs £1m to rent.
Who is Shahid Khan?
Shahid Khan, 64, is a Pakistani-American billionaire who started off with washing dishes in an American restaurant and then went on to study engineering from the University on Illinois. He then founded an auto parts company called Flex-N-Gate that now boasts sales of $3.9bn.
Known to be a sports fanatic, he owns the NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham Football Club.
According to Forbes, he’s worth $4.4bn and is the 349th wealthiest person in the world, and the world’s richest person of Pakistani origin.