LE is a very interesting character and if you follow AC then - certainly while he has this much influence anyway - it's of course worth following his views. But pardon me for preferring to glean insights into his motivations from what he himself does and actually says, rather than from mostly unsubstantiated bs, posted by someone with a long history of posting personal, emotional, invective attacks, about the supposed ulterior motives of others.
He does not use the 'giving back to sailing' line that I posted above exactly in this video interview (he has said it elsewhere) but starting at around the 20' mark (40' remaining) he does talk about his motivations; he eventually also addresses his preference for wanting more participation, and on that subject even suggests (and this is from two months prior to AC34) that they look at racing AC45's next time. The big takeaway line that I took from it though is his assertion that it is the competing moreso more than the winning, that he enjoys.
edit, and for those interested in his $200M funding of the Ellison Medical Foundation and its aging-related efforts, he addresses that starting at about 55' (5' remaining)
you don't know what the fuck you are taking about, and attacking someone who actually posts sensible well thought out, impartial.
This place used to have interesting debate and insight. your one eyed trolling and total lack of logic or acceptance of sensible opinion has destroyed this forum. Why you are so illogical is the hardest thing to work out. Being paid? plain stupid? too much time on your hands? I can't work it out.