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Michael Lee-Chin, one of the world’s Black billionaires, sells megayacht for $362 million

by Omokolade Ajayi
Michael Lee-Chin

Michael Lee-Chin, a Jamaican-Canadian billionaire and philanthropist, has reportedly sold his megayacht, AHPO, to professional hockey player turned billionaire businessman Patrick Dovigi for a whopping $362 million.

The sale of the 378-feet Lurssen superyacht, built as a replacement for the Quattroelle, has brought the Jamaican-Canadian businessman a gross profit of $62 million from the latest transaction, excluding the costs that were incurred during the time that he owned the yacht.

Michael Lee-Chin has been on a selling spree since March 2020

Lee-Chin purchased the six-deck luxury vessel for $300 million in 2021 but has been on a selling spree since March 2020. In September 2022, he sold CVM Television Limited to Verticast Media Group for an unspecified amount.

He also sold his 250-acre Reggae Beach property in St. Mary to MJR Real Estate Holdings Limited for around $50 million.

The Jamaican-Canadian billionaire has also put his luxurious mansion, Coconut Walk Private Estate, up for sale for $35 million. The estate boasts a stunning beachfront location and sits on almost 75,000 square feet of prime real estate. 

Lee-Chin purchased the estate for $12.5 million in 2018, and if sold at the present asking price, he will pocket a profit of almost $22.5 million. 

Michael Lee-Chin’s net worth has decreased by $600 million since 2020

Despite the pandemic’s adverse effects on the global economy, Lee-Chin still ranks among the wealthiest black billionaires worldwide.

According to Forbes, with a fortune of $1.4 billion, he holds the 2,054th position on the list of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

The Jamaican-Canadian billionaire accumulated his $1.4 billion fortune through investments in financial companies such as National Commercial Bank Jamaica and AIC Limited.

The sale of the AHPO superyacht to Dovigi demonstrates Lee-Chin’s business acumen in the luxury scene as he continues to dispose of some of his assets.

Given the uncertainties surrounding the global economy, his decision to sell off his assets could be a strategic move. However, his net worth has decreased by $600 million since 2020, going from $2 billion to $1.4 billion.

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