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After selling his share in Facebook, billionaire Russian Alisher Usmanov has purchased an Airbus plane and a new yacht.
After making approximately $1.4 billion from his Facebook shares, Usmanov decided to go on a shopping spree that included buying a four-engine Airbus A340 for almost $250 million and a yacht named Dilbar for around $100 million.
Usmanov’s new airplane can fly up to 9,000 miles and could carry as many as 375 passengers. According to aviation industry sources, the jet could be the largest business aircraft in Russia and even in Europe. It is being reported that Usmanov, who is currently #28 on the Forbes Richest Men list, named the aircraft after his father, Bourkhan.
Usmanov’s new yacht was named after his mother, Dilber and the luxury vessel includes a gym, a dining room, a swimming pool, a helicopter pad and cabin space for 20 guests. There are also two jet skis and an autonomous diving compressor on board.