Media mogul David Geffen sent out an image of the sunsetting from his superyacht which he fled to as the Coronavirus continues to ravage his hometown of New York City. As Marketwatch reports:
If ever there were doubts about how the superaffluent are faring amid a pandemic for the ages, media mogul David Geffen wants to make it abundantly clear that, for his part, he’s doing just fine — and he wishes us all the best.
Geffen, whose net worth is estimated at $7.5 billion, according to Forbes, tweeted a number of images of his resplendent $400 million superyacht, Rising Sun, apparently adrift off the coast of the Grenadines, a chain of small Caribbean islands in the lesser Antilles, about 2,085 miles south of New York, which has emerged as the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak.
“Sunset, last night,…isolated in the Grenadines avoiding the virus,” read the tweet, associated with Geffen’s verified Twitter handle…
Thanks, David Geffen, for your thoughts. pic.twitter.com/5XTRhGX5OP
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) March 28, 2020
In New York state and city, citizens are bracing for an explosion of cases in the coming weeks that are likely to overwhelm city and state health-care systems.
Geffen was widely mocked and criticized for this opulent getaway attempt. Is he merely practicing commons sense, or flaunting his immense wealth while others suffer?
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