We all like to fantasise about being rich and what we’d spend our millions on. Well, some celebrities don’t think twice. They buy a private jet. And some of them are amazing. Let’s take a look.
1. Mark Cuban
The owner of the Dallas Mavericks, landed himself in the Guinness Book of World Records as “the largest single e-commerce transaction” with this Boeing 767-277 ($144.1 Million) bought online in 1999. Later, he modified it with large, custom seats to give his players plenty of leg room while flying.
2. Tom Cruise
He has the finest celebrity private jet, a Gulfstream IV ($36 Million), which can accommodate up to 19 passengers, and automatically refreshes the air inside the cabin every two minutes. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engines, propelling the aircraft to a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet at speeds of up to Mach 0.8. I guess he was hooked after “Top gun”.
3. Jackie Chan
He has recently purchased a brand new Embraer Legacy 650 ($30 Million) for its quiet, roomy cabins and its air of luxury. This aircraft is divided into work, play and rest areas, of course with WI-FI throughout. You can tell Jackie Chan is coming because he has a custom-painted dragon on the exterior. A very cool plane!
4. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah has an incredible Bombardier Global Express XRS ($42 Million) that features designer fixtures in the bathroom and galley, along with an exquisite all-leather interior. It also has aesthetically-placed lighting, and additional luxury amenities. This plane can easily cross the globe with only one refuel stop.
This Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet ($40 Million) tricked out with all the good stuff was a present from Beyonce. Inside it features a living room with cream leather furniture, a master bedroom, two bathrooms, and a kitchen. Would you expect anything less from Beyonce?
6. Donald Trump
Donald Trump decided that he wanted a plane 20 years ago, so he acquired a Boeing 727-23 ($3 Million to $8 Million) and placed his 23-carat gold leaf Trump logo on its side. He did some improvements when he purchased the plane from the Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, adding leather armchairs, personal high-tech TVs, Waterford crystal lamps and gold-plated seatbelt buckles, a master bedroom, a guest bedroom, a dining room, a lounge, and a VIP conference room. And it can take up to 32 passengers. It’s the envy of the airways.
7. Jim Carrey
Jim looks for safety and there’s nothing better for it than this Gulfstream V ($59 Million). But he is also smart because when it’s not in use you can rent this 16-passenger plane and travel near the speed of sound while cruising up to 51,000 feet in the skies. Jim Carrey knows how to do the things properly.
8. Bill Gates
World famous Bill Gates currently owns one of the most luxurious aircraft in the world, a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express ($40 Million). This amazing plane can travel at the speed of sound (Mach 1) up to 9,300 km non-stop. It has capacity of up to 18 passengers. Can you imagine travelling in one of these?
9. John Travolta
John Travolta, loves planes and is and excellent pilot. He also owns no less than 5 of them (3 Gulfstream jets, 1 Boeing 707-138 and 1 Lear jet). The biggest and most impressive is his Boeing 707-138 that he bought in 1998. Imagine a whole passenger plane just for yourself!
10. Jimmy Buffett
Instead of buying a new plane, this singer has been restoring and improving his Grumman HU-16 Albatross or the “Hemisphere Dancer” as he called it ($62,180) when he bought it in 1990. The truth is, this is a real gem, and is completely personalized.
Which private jet would you buy if you had the money?