Super-rich laugh at Olympic traffic in huge yachts7/24/2012
While many visiting London for the Olympics are irate about traffic jams and inflated hotel-room prices, the super-rich are serenely swanning into town. They aren’t worried about pedestrian concerns — they travel by mega-yacht. Some of the biggest yachts in the world are lining up in East London, where the well-manicured will alight for VIP Olympic treatment. Who might you bump into on the docks? Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is there in a $200-million Octopus; shopping-mall magnate Frank Lowy is floating easy in the $120-million Ilona; and filthy-rich Russian Roman Abramovich is anticipated to show up in the world’s biggest yacht. We’re keeping it real and riding the bus. [Source]
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