Jets really show success. Plenty of celebrities purchase them to help with their hectic schedules flying to location after location. But everyone’s dreamed of being on a first-class jet let alone owning one!
But let’s take a look at which celebrities own private jets and what kind of jets they own. Spoiler alert – they’re all outlandishly expensive!
What did your wife buy you for Father’s Day? Well Beyonce bought Jay-Z a Challenger 850. With the amount of money they earn we guess it was a fitting gift…
A Father’s Day gift that cost around $40 million! This jet is fully equipped with a kitchen, dining room, and two bathrooms!
24. John Travolta
John Travolta is definitely the king when it comes to jets. He owns not just one, not just two – but seven jets! To list them he has a Boeing 707, Bombardier Challenger 601, Boeing 727, and three Gulfstream jets. We can clearly see that he loves jets and he even has two runways on his property in Florida.
Without even thinking about the cost of the jets, the cost of building the runways alone would have been a fortune. To put the cherry on the cake Travolta is now a qualified pilot!
23. Oprah Winfrey
So everyone knows Oprah, and everyone knows that she has a lot of money. Most celebrities like to choose The Bombardier Global Express. Oprah is one of those celebs.
Estimated Cost: $42,000,000
22. Steven Spielberg
So the Bombardier Global Express is a jet that Steven Spielberg also owns. This jet has amazing capabilities when it comes to long-range flight. For a director with a tight schedule, it suits him perfectly.
The secret to the speed of the jet is due to its twin Rolls-Royce BR710 engines which means it can go up to 51,000 ft in the air. It only needs a rest stop after 16 hours.
21. Celine Dion
Celine Dion is one of the wealthiest singers in the world. That’s why she decided to buy herself a private jet.
This is no ordinary jet. It’s a 14 seater, has a galley and a bathroom.
20. Donald Trump
Donald J. Trump is one of the richest men in the U.S. So naturally, the jet that he owns has a double bed, a lounge, gold inlays, and a marble bathroom.
Even the cushions and pillows bear the family crest. Estimated price: $95,800,000.
19. Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry owns a modest Gulfstream III. He put his own personal flair into it by creating a home theater. He can even control the opacity of the windows.
A normal Gulfstream III costs around $65 million so now imagine how much it would be once modified.
18. Bill Gates
Bill Gates owns a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express. Who is owned by Challenger Administration LLC.
17. Jim Carrey
Comedy Actor Jim Carrey bought himself a Gulfstream V. This jet is at the top of its class and is considered a high-performance Jet. The jet can carry up to 16 people and fly close to the speed of sound.
With a crew of two and room for up to 19 passengers, the Gulfstream IV has a maximum range of 7,820 km and can reach an altitude of up to 45,000 feet.
16. Roman Abramovich
Russian billionaire, and owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich owns a customised Boeing 767. The sky’s the limit for the Russian billionaire–after all, the paint job alone for his stunning aircraft costs $74,000. The magnificent jet has the same air missile avoidance system as the Air Force One, plus room for 30 seated dining guests on board.
In an airline configuration it can seat 350, but the private jet version includes exceptional high spec VIP luxury interiors, with options such as 30-seat dining room; boardroom, master bedrooms, luxury bathrooms with showers; and spacious living room. ‘The Bandit,’ as the plane is known,’ is said to be one of the safest aircraft in the world and is most often seen parked at the Harrods Aviation facility at Stansted Airport, near London.
Estimated Cost: $83,600,000 Other luxury features include chestnut interiors and even elements of gold peppered throughout the decor.
15. Tom Cruise
Star Tom Cruise is the proud owner of a state-of-the-art G4 jet. With a crew of two and room for up to 19 passengers, the Gulfstream IV has a maximum range of 7,820 km and can reach an altitude of up to 45,000 feet.
Estimated Cost: $36,000,000
14. Harrison Ford
The 72-year-old actor has long been active in aviation. As a qualified pilot, Ford owns a total of eight planes, among them this Cessna 680 Sovereign, a long-range jet. The green plane has nine seats, with a maximum capacity of 12, and is considered a transcontinental aircraft, reaching speeds of 527 mph (848 km/h) and an elevation of 47,000 ft (14,000 m). ‘Flying is like good music,’ the Star Wars star told The Mail on Sunday in 2010. ‘It elevates the spirit and it’s an exhilarating freedom.’
Star Wars actor Harrison Ford owns several aircrafts including an Aviat A-1B Husky, DHC-2 Beaver, Cessna 182, Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, 929-vintage Waco Taperwing, and a Bell 407 helicopter. Estimated Cost: $18,000,000
13. Ralph Lauren
Fashion designer Ralph Lauren owns a Hawker private plane and a Gulfstream G650.
12. Sir Richard Branson
Entrepreneur Richard Branson owns a Falcon 900EX.
11. Angelina Jolie
Actress Angelina Jolie owns a Cirrus SR22. Jolie is working towards obtaining her pilot’s license.
10. Elvis Presley
Rock legend Elvis Presley owned a Convair 880 Jet, which he named “The Lisa Marie.”
9. Air Force One
It’s known across the world as the Air Force One when it’s transporting the world’s most powerful man around the globe – and this heavily-modified aircraft is tailored accordingly.
The grand luxury private jets have been dubbed the ‘White House on Wings,’ with 4,000 square feet of floor space on board. The front of the aircraft mimics the aesthetic of the White House and the Presidential Suite is composed of beds, a shower, vanity, double sink and a private office.
The Air Force One also carries a full medical crew and is stocked with essentials and raw food materials. And when it comes to security, the plane has some of the most state of the art attack countermeasures in the world, such as encrypted communication lines, and is even able to weather the effects of an electromagnetic pulse, such as those generated during a nuclear detonation. Estimated Cost: $390,000,000
8. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was given a Gulfstream jet from Apple when he became the company’s CEO.
7. Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman has his pilot’s license. He owns a Cessna Citation 501, Cessna 414 twin-engine prop and an Emivest SJ30.
6. Warren Buffett
Billionaire and economic expert Warren Buffett owns a business jet Gulfstream IV SP.
U2 front man Bono leased an Airbus A310s for 18 months and even had it customized with a U2 logo.
4. Jimmy Buffett
“Cheeseburger in Paradise” singer Jimmy Buffett has his pilot’s license and owns a Hemisphere Dancer, a restored Grumman Albatross and a Grumman Goose seaplane.
3. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods can now jet off to any course in the world on a whim, thanks to his Gulfstream G550. The G550 has the efficiency to fly over 12,000 km nonstop for more than 12 hours, can comfortably fit 18 passengers and reaches altitudes of up to 51,000 feet. Estimated Cost: $53,500,000
The G550 cabin is known for its luxury design, great light and views – Gulfstream jets have iconic, wide oval windows – and all versions come with a built-in restroom and wardrobes.
2. Flying Luxury Home
Almost last, we have a Boeing private jet that was transformed into a luxury home. How would you like to take a plane ride, while completely forgetting that you’re on a plane? For years, Boeing has offered its airliners for sale to private parties or governments under its BBJ program. That ranges from the massive 747-8 jumbo jet …
This one isn’t owned by a celebrity, but we thought you needed to see it anyway. And now for the grand finale of private jets owned by the rich and famous…