25 Unbelievable Private Jets Owned By Celebrities
Private jets mark another level of success, style, and travel. Oh yes, private jets, the ultimate symbol of wealth. Admit it--we've all dreamed of hopping on our own private jet and zipping off to a tropical island or chic city sky rise. Now we get to see which of the most well-known celebrities have made this dream a reality, and some of them are celebs I never would have guessed!
Better yet, we get to see how each celeb styles and designs the inside of their prized private jets. From luxurious and decadent to downright ridiculous, here are 25 Private Jets owned by celebrities that you will barely be able to believe!
Some wives buy their husbands coffee mugs or even new TV's for Father's Day. If you happen to be Beyonce, and you're married to rapping mogul Jay-Z, you buy them a Challenger 850.
For one of the highest earning celebrity couples on the planet, we guess it's an appropriate gift.
Beyonce shares a pic on Instagram of Jay Z carrying Blue Ivy toward the family's jet:
The pop superstar presented Jay-Z with his $40 million private jet on Father's Day. The Challenger 850 is no regular private jet, it features a living room, a kitchen and two full bathrooms.
24. John Travolta
Travolta owns 7 planes – among them: Boeing 707, Bombardier Challenger 601, Boeing 727 and three Gulfstream jets.
John Travolta has made his love for airplanes well known over the past several years, even going so far as to build two customized runways for his jets on his Florida property.
While extravagant, such a multi-million dollar home makeover makes sense for a man who owns seven planes, including a Boeing 707, a Boeing 727, and three Gulfstream jets.
John Travolta is such a plane fan that he is himself now a qualified pilot, having completed a Qantas course.
23. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey owns a Global Express XRS Jet, which seats about 10 passengers.
The Bombardier Global Express is a popular choice among Hollywood's elite. Media mogul Oprah, singer Celine Dion, and director Steven Spielberg all own the jet.
Estimated Cost: $42,000,000
22. Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg shares the prestigious private jet model that Oprah and Celine Dion have.
Known for its ultra long-range performance capabilities, the Global Express XRS is the perfect pick for those with schedules as hectic as these Hollywood heavyweights.
The jet is powered by twin Rolls-Royce BR710 engines, and can attain a maximum altitude of 51,000 ft, travelling for up to 16 hours without requiring re-fuelling.
21. Celine Dion
The Canadian singer has been rated as one of the richest singers in the world over the years. So that's a simple reason why she decided to buy a private jet.
The spacious all-leather interior can comfortably fit anywhere from eight to 14 passengers and the bathroom and galley are complete with luxurious designer fixtures.
20. Donald Trump
The real estate mogul, who also happens to be the president-elect, sure knows how to travel in style. His private Boeing 757 is as luxurious as it gets, complete with a double bed, spacious lounge with sofas, gold accents, and even a marble bathroom.
Pillows and cushions throughout are, of course, embossed with the clan’s crest.
Estimated Cost: $95,800,000
19. Tyler Perry
Madea mastermind Tyler Perry owns a Gulfstream III. He customized it to be a “Flying theater” with several big displays, a big library and everything else you need in order to enjoy your flight.
In order to create the right mood inside, Tyler ditched the boring window shades and installed a special type of glass so he can control the opacity in an electronic way.
Estimated Cost: $125million
The base price of a new Gulfstream III is around $65 so you can imagine just how much this private jet was modified.
18. Bill Gates
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express, which is technically owned by Challenger Administration LLC, on Gates' behalf.
17. Jim Carrey
Estimated Cost: $59,000,000 Jim Carrey owns a Gulfstream V. The Gulfstream V is one of the highest performance private jets in the world. It can accommodate up to 16 passengers and fly nearly as fast as 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.
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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
'I love the machines, I love the aviation community,' he added. 'I used to own aeroplanes and have pilots flying them for me, but I finally realised they were having more fun than I was.'
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. Barack Obama
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...
1. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud
The same model is used by Singapore Airlines and Emirates and can fly 800 passengers 8,000 miles before refuelling. But the Saudi prince didn’t need 800 seats, so he had them removed to make room for an opulent, marble-finished Turkish bath and a parking space for his Rolls-Royce at an additional cost of $150m.
The plane also boasted a dedicated prayer area in which computer-generated mats moved to point towards Mecca.
The Western-educated prince, 57, known as the Warren Buffett of the Middle East because of his reputation as a shrewd investor, has had a stable of private jets, including a modified Boeing 747 and an Airbus 321. He also bought a 280ft superyacht, 5KR, formerly owned by Donald Trump, which featured in a Bond film.
In 2008 Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud ordered this Airbus A380, the world’s biggest private jet for the trifling sum of $487 million.
The Saudi prince had a specially designed central seat in the middle of a golden lounge with thick carpets and marble tops.