Photos: Bill Gates Treats Family To Mediterranean Vacation Aboard A 450ft Super Yacht



Bill Gates vacations exactly like you would imagine the richest man in the world should. First up a relaxing game of tennis, pictured bottom left, in the morning before being helicoptered – not ferried – back to the superyacht you and your family have chartered to the tune of $5 million-a-week, pictured main and bottom center. Then an exuberant jet ski around the $330 million boat with wife Melinda and children Rory, Jennifer and Phoebe, bottom right, moored off the billionaires playground of Porto Cervo, Sardinia. More pictures after the break

Style: Bill Gates returns to The Serene, the $330 million yacht he has chartered for $5 million-a-week. Currently moored off the coast of Sardinia, Italy

Boating: The helicopter carrying Bill Gates approaches to land on The Serene -the world's 9th largest yacht - this week during the billionaire software pioneers vacation

Return: Keeping fit allows the 58-year-old to travel the world for his philanthropic ventures - such as working to rid the world of malaria

Back on the boat: Bill Gates aboard The Serene with his wife, Melinda

Your ride: Bill Gates gets ready to get inside his helicopter that will take him back to his rented yacht. In the past he has said that he does have guilty pleasure purchases - such as his own private plane

Which wetsuit? Bill Gates looks for suitable gear to wear for a jetski while his son, Rory, runs past him

Family fun: Bill Gates, wife Melinda, daughter, Phoebe, son Rory and daughter Jennifer (being pulled from water) prepare to get wet off the coast of Porto CervoAdventure: The Gates family get ready to jet ski aboard the $5million-a-week superyacht The Serene which the billionaire is renting from the owner of the Stolichnaya vodka brandLuxury: The Serene has the ability for two helicopters to land on deck - the circular pool seen in the middle of the boat can be transformed into a helipadOpulence: The state room of The Serene is capable of hosting huge parties and guests of billionairesSuper: The Serene cost $330million and boasts space for 24 guests and 53 crew and was delivered to its owner, Stolichnaya tycoon, Yuri Scheffler in 2011Beach day: Microsoft founder Bill Gates later made his way to a beach near Porto Cervo, Sardinia, with his wife, Melinda. The husband and wife married in 1994 and now run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in SeattleHeat: Bill Gates used a boat to get to the beach after earlier transporting himself from his tennis match to his yacht via a helicopter. His foundation has assets worth $37.1 billion, thanks in part to contributions of shares from his mentor, American 'uber-investor' Warren Buffett

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