Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt bought the Alfa Nero superyacht that was ditched in Antigua in March 2022 after Russian troops invaded Ukraine.
The billionaire “won the auction this morning in a fully transparent process,” buying the vessel for $67.6 million, according to Sir Ronald Sanders, Antigua’s ambassador to the US.
The US Treasury last year named Russian fertilizer billionaire Andrey Guryev as the owner of 267-foot Alfa Nero, which he denies. It went to auction this month after Treasury removed the abandoned ship from its sanctions list.
A request for comment sent to Schmidt’s foundation wasn’t immediately returned.
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimates Schmidt’s net worth at $25 billion.
Port Manager Darwin Telemacque spoke to reporters following the sale.
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