Paul Allen, the 57-year old co-founder of the gigantic Microsoft and a former school friend of the famous computer genius Bill Gates offered Tatoosh, a 301 ft yacht which he bought for £75.000.000 ten years ago with a price so high that has never been seen on the open sales market before – amazing 125 million pounds . The 57 year old millionaire gave instructions to a yacht broker from Florida to offload the vessel and chose this yacht broker to offer this yacht at the open sales market. This yacht is ranked among the 26 largest yachts in the world and is fully equipped with up-to-date assets including heli-pads on the stern of the ship. Its 2300 tone-weight vessel has the capacity of catering up to 20 guests and its staff has 30 members.
Paul Allen is one of the biggest philanthropists in America who has spent over 600 million pounds on charities since 1990. This man who is also the owner of The Octopus – a giant in the yacht family of amazing 414 ft length is ranked among the nine largest yachts in the world, has recently been ranked as the 37th wealthiest person in the world whose fortune amounts to 813,5 billion pounds. These rankings in the Forbes have been going down for some time due to his wrong investments, one of which is the investment for Charter Communication.
In spite of the harsh battle against cancer Allen has been fighting for a while not only is he planning on continuing with his yachting hobby, he is also believed to be (together with Virgin Chief Sir Richard Branson) the first one to build a commercial spaceship.