Inside billionaire superyacht owner’s secret life
WITH an estimated fortune of greater than $13 billion, Mexican mining tycoon Alberto Bailleres is without doubt one of the world’s richest individuals.
His beloved Mayan Queen IV is price about $200 million and is without doubt one of the largest — and most admired — superyachts on the planet.
Australians caught a glimpse of the six-storey, 93m floating palace in 2011 when Mr Bailleres sailed her into Sydney, docking at Balmain in opposition to the spectacular backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
But regardless of the vessel’s fame and common worldwide excursions, solely a privileged few — together with Australian mannequin and crew member Sinead McNamara, who died on board final Friday in weird circumstances — have ever laid eyes on the within.
“Not a lot is understood about (Mayan Queen IV’s) inside and there are not any inside pictures obtainable,” states the web site superyachtfan.com.
“We do know the VIP suite has an ‘invisible balcony’ … a platform slides out from beneath the superstructure when wanted, preserving the yacht’s modern traces.”
Like his prized boat, 84-year-old, married father-of-seven Mr Bailleres prefers to maintain the small print of his non-public life beneath wraps and isn’t photographed in public.
Ms McNamara’s relations say the favored Instagram influencer had been engaged on the Mayan Queen IV for about 4 months.
Mr Bailleres is believed to have spent the previous few weeks holidaying with family on the boat however disembarked final Tuesday to fly house to Mexico Metropolis, leaving the crew to their very own units, in response to native media.
Lower than three days later, Ms McNamara was useless in what investigators suspect was a suicide however hypothesis has been rife on social media that she might have been concerned in an accident and even foul play.
Officers on the Port of Argostoli have stated crew member discovered the younger girl unconscious and hanging from rope behind the vessel at round 2am on Friday.
Kefalonian Mantata reported crew members and the boat’s physician “tried for a very long time to carry her again” earlier than she was taken ashore in a comatose state and pushed by ambulance to a hospital in Argostoli.
Docs then determined to airlift her to a personal hospital in Athens however she died throughout the helicopter flight.
The tragedy got here as Ms McNamara’s mom Kylie and sister Lauren have been en route to affix her in Greece for a vacation. They have been reportedly instructed the information whereas in transit.
The younger mannequin had been wanting ahead to their go to, posting an upbeat message on social media simply days earlier than her dying.
“Completely satisfied birthday to probably the most superb massive sister I might ever ask for, 5 days until I get to see you!!! Pleasure is an understatement”, she wrote.
That publish was in stark distinction to an earlier, cryptic message that appeared on Ms McNamara’s Instagram web page.
“My head is all around the store in the present day,” she wrote, together with emojis of a volcano, a twister and a needle with blood dripping from it.
Sharing a picture of herself on a quad bike, she added: “Take me again to this the place my solely fear was not cracking my cranium open.”
Mr Bailleres has up to now stayed silent on the tragedy and stays holed up in his household mansion in Mexico Metropolis, in response to Mexico Information Each day.
The octogenarian is the nation’s second richest particular person, with an estimated web price of US$9.6 billion ($A13.four billion).
Along with the $200m ($A140 million) Mayan Queen, Mr Bailleres additionally owns a Gulfstream G650 non-public jet, which he purportedly purchased for extra $US65 million ($A90 million.
The businessman inherited management of Grupo BAL, a conglomerate of Mexican corporations concerned in mining, commerce, finance, agriculture and well being, following the dying of his politician father in 1967.
Most of his wealth is generated by Mexico’s second largest mining firm, Industrias Penoles, which produces 25,000kg of gold and a couple of.5 million kg of silver yearly.
Mr Bailleres additionally owns El Palacio de Hierro, a series of boutique shops the place these within the cash can choose up a hand-stitched designer baggage for $US2400 ($A3300) or a US$25,000 ($A34,700) jewel-studded watch.
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