Record producer and movie mogul, David Geffen’s 453 feet superyacht, Rising Sun, is no stranger to hosting A-listers from the corporate and entertainment world. Michelle and former President Barack Obama were among the dignitaries recently known to be partying aboard the 300 million dollar superyacht, the 6th largest yacht in the world.
The Obamas were vacationing in the lap of luxury, cruising about Tahiti, along with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey. Just your typical weekend outing, right?
When the hazy pictures of Barack and Michelle on the deck of the luxury motor yacht were released earlier this week, the reactions from the entertainment press to the brief glimpse into the Obamas’ tropical getaway were literally glowing: “American Royalty Gathered in the South Pacific” gushed Vanity Fair, “Barack and Michelle Obama Are Hanging Out With Oprah, Tom Hanks, and Bruce Springsteen on a Yacht,” shouted the headline in New York Magazine.
Geffen was an early supporter of Obama’s campaign for the presidency in 2007. The entertainment mogul is among the richest people in the world, with an estimated net worth of $6.5 billion.
The 74-year-old Geffen is known for cruising the high seas with celebrity guests. Last year, Karlie Kloss, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mariah Carey, and even current first daughter, Ivanka Trump and husband key White House advisor, Jared Kushner, were all pictured aboard the 454-foot megayacht.
More Details About David Geffen’s Superyacht
Before being sold to Geffen, Rising Star was built for Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation by Germany’s Lürssen yachts. At 453 feet, she is the sixth largest superyacht in the world. Rising Star can accommodate 16 guests in 8 cabins. She has a staff of 55, and every luxury amenity you can imagine, even a basketball court. Rising Star has been seen around West Palm Beach.
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