Why book a commercial airline when you can afford a private jet? Well, the statement is true for many celebrities. Tom Cruise, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and many other celebrities enjoy the ultimate flying experience in their private jets. It sets them apart from the crowd and eliminates all the hassles of commercial airlines.
In today’s piece, we’ll look at top 10 celebrities and their private jets. Tighten up your seatbelts because the price tags may blow you away.
1. Oprah Winfrey
Can you name something Oprah Winfrey can’t do? Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, television producer, author, philanthropist, among other socially and culturally powerful roles.
Oprah’s production company, HARPO, bought her a custom-built Bombardier BD-700 Global Express XRS VIP business jet that’s priced at $42 million. Oprah’s private jet is powered by two Rolls Royce BR710 turbofan engines that can propel the jet around the globe with only one refuel stop.
Oprah can fly anywhere around the world in her private jet with 17 other passengers. The interior design of Oprah’s plane is custom and features all the luxuries money can buy.
2. Tom Cruise
Although the man probably doesn’t need an introduction, Tom Cruise or Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is an American actor and producer. Tom has a net worth of around $570 million as of 2020.
The actor of Top Gun and the Mission Impossible franchise, among others, reportedly owns three to five jets. But the one that steals the show is Gulfstream IV priced at $36 million. Tom’s Gulfstream IV is powered by two Rolls Royce Tay 611-8 engines and accommodates up to 19 passengers. Moreover, the state-of-the-art private business jet provides ultimate comfort and class by refreshing the air inside the cabin every two minutes.
3. Jim Carrey
Apart from making the 90s a decade of comedy by giving us classics like Ace Ventura, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber, Jim Carrey has done himself some justice by buying one of the most expensive private jets, the Gulfstream V.
Priced at $59 million, Gulfstream V travels as fast as the sound speed with a maximum range of 7,820 and cruising range of 51,000 feet in the skies. Jim’s private jet can carry up to 16 lucky passengers, and if you want to rent out his jet, Jim’s always available. That’s no joke.
4. Jay-Z and Beyonce
Jay-Z and Beyonce are an international music power couple. They own the Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet that’s priced at $40 million. Officially, Beyonce gifted Jay-Z the Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet on Father’s Day 2012.
The couple uses the mighty private jet to fly around the world in the utmost comfort. Challenger 850 Learjet features a whole house inside it: a master bedroom, two washrooms, a gorgeous living room, and a kitchen.
5. Kylie Jenner
Businesswoman, model, TV personality, and more, Kylie Jenner is known around the world in many ways. The owner of Kylie Cosmetics bought a Bombardier Global 7500 before the COVID-19 pandemic and named it Kylie Air.
The purchase cost her about $73 million. According to People magazine, Jenner used her private jet to fly her daughter to Walt Disney for an early second birthday celebration after she got it.
6. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift owned two private jets, a Dassault Falcon 50 and a Dassault-Breguet Mystere Falcon 900. Recently, she sold the Falcon 50 that she bought in 2012 that cost around $21.5 million in 2006. However, the queen of pop/country still owns the Falcon 900 that’s valued at around $44.8 million. Taylor’s private jet has enough space for three separate lounges, and its personalized with the number 13 on the front.
Drake unveiled his converted Boeing 767 private jet that’s called Air Drake in March 2019. The Canadian rapper bought the private and personalized jumbo plane for about $185 million.
Air Drake can accommodate 30 people and the interior of the cabin looks more like a massive lounge than a plane. Moreover, Drake’s private-jumbo jet plane features comfy-looking leather armchairs, carpeted floor, plush velvet sofas along with other luxuries like wide-screen TVs and stereo systems.
8. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is the wealthiest female rapper in the history of rap. In 2017, Nicki posted a video on Instagram showing her plane’s interior. Nicki owns a G5 private jet that cost her somewhere around $43 and $72 million.
G5 or Gulfstream V has a range of 12,501 km and a top speed of 941 km/h. Moreover, Nicki’s private G5 is equipped with a Rolls Royce BR700 engine. The rap icon’s jet has a custom interior, and it can accommodate up to 14 passengers.
9. Dwayne Johnson
When Dwayne The Rock Johnson flies, he flies in style. According to Business Insider, Dwayne Johnson owns a $65 million private jet. During the flights, two attendants take care of Dwayne so he can focus on his work and enjoy the trip.
Back in 2014, Rock posted a photo on Twitter as he was boarding to a Gulfstream G650. According to the photo’s caption, Rock entitled his private jet as the fastest private jet in the world.
10. Justin Bieber
There’s no second-guessing when it comes to crowning Justin Bieber as one of the most successful pop and R&B music artists around the world.
Although there are some confusions around if Bieber owns a private jet or not, he indeed doesn’t feel shy to flex. All the confusion began in 2014 when Justin rode on a G4 jet (that cost $15 to $35m) that was on sale, but he didn’t buy it. Early this year, Justin posted a picture on Instagram of him practicing air hockey in the aisle of a private jet.
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