It’s no secret that Jeff Bezos is obscenely rich. With an estimated net worth of $131 billion, the 55-year-old Amazon founder holds the current title of wealthiest person in the world. And he’s obviously not shy about flaunting it.
Bezos has used his coin to buy everything from a $65 million jet to a $80 million NYC penthouse to a $42 million clock—yes, a clock. But his most offensively extravagant purchase? The Flying Fox mega yacht that’s reportedly worth $400 million.
According to A News, the 136-meter-long vessel was built by shipping company Lürssen in 2019. The luxury boat comes with a swimming pool, 11 cabins, a cinema, two helipads, and a two-deck spa that includes a gym, sauna, and massage area.
There’s no doubt that the Flying Fox is a beautiful structure, but to many, it represents a broken economical system and a form of capitalism in which very few people can thrive. Images of the mega yacht have circulated on social media in recent days, sparking more backlash among those who believe Bezos’ success was built on the backs of exploited workers.
Check out some of the responses below.
Bezos yacht… remember, he pays no taxes. pic.twitter.com/xQRxlPfwh6
— A$AP Gong Man (@THE_GONG_MAN) August 3, 2019
Thousands of Amazon employees are on food stamps https://t.co/APmKCnKtC3
— jordan (@JordanUhl) August 3, 2019
Meet Jeff Bezos' new yacht – The Flying Fox.
Just a reminder that the system we live in allows one person to make $149,353 a minute while the bottom 50% of the world's population won't earn that much in their lifetime. pic.twitter.com/C7QtvmRwEp
— Adrienne Cobb (@ImagineWorldas1) August 3, 2019
Jeff Bezos: we should go to space because “things like climate change and pollution and heavy industry. We are in the process of destroying this planet”
Jeff Bezos’ yacht: pic.twitter.com/v3uLQhpbZW
— coffee☕stain (@frraaannnnn) August 3, 2019
Amazon workers collapse from heat exhaustion in warehouses where the heat index exceeds 100° F so that Jeff Bezos can buy a new yacht pic.twitter.com/6nL1OXPDFg
— Sam (@halaljew) August 3, 2019
jeff bezos im gonna pirate your yacht you bastard bitch
— Microsoft™ Dog™ (@MicrosoftDog) August 3, 2019
On the left is the supervillain’s high-tech luxury yacht from “Thunderball.” On the right is Jeff Bezos’s new boat. pic.twitter.com/8D6TxTFdBq
— Matt McDaniel (@themattmcd) August 3, 2019
American taxpayers are subsidizing Bezos’s yacht https://t.co/jbQAArAZPy
— Henry Luther (@treyf0rd) August 3, 2019