Some celebrities prefer to live below their means, taking the tube when in London and living in homes much smaller than they can afford. This is very honourable and eco friendly of them. Other celebrities like to buy a minimum of 5 flashy cars, and travel around in private jets, just because they can. Which celebrities are in the latter category – and if we’re being nosy; how much do those jets cost?
Read on to find out…
Talk Show Host Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey worked her way up to the top all by herself. She started out in small radio shows before eventually being able to interview celebrities when her name was still pretty much unknown. Her amazing work ethic means she was eventually able to afford a Bombardier Global Express XRS jet, worth around $42 Million. This jet was purchased by HARPO productions, Oprah’s own company, to provide Oprah and her guests with maximum comfort. Of course the jet has luxury features, such as an all leather interior. The jet is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines, which produce enough power to send HARPO clear across the map with only one refuel stop. Fancy!
Actor John Travolta
John Travolta has not one, not two, but FIVE private jets. Gasp! He has three Gulfstream jets, one Boeing 707-138, and one Lear jet. We can’t really give you an accurate idea of how much this cost altogether, but it’s definitely in the hundreds of millions category. We’re sure that the star’s roles in classics such as Grease, Pulp Fiction, and Saturday Night Fever mean that it’s just pocket change to him.
Would you expect any less from one of Holly woods most famous actors? Rumour has it that he parks some of his jets on his front lawn for all to see. Show off!
Martial Artist Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan is the proud owner of a Embraer Legacy 650 worth $30 Million. Jackie Chan is a martial artist and actor who purchased his jet due to the roomy cabins and the air of luxury that it gives off. The great thing about this type of jet is that it is specially designed to allow work, play and rest. Of course, his jet also features a custom painted dragon on the exterior!
Richest Man In The World Bill Gates
Of course Bill Gates, one of the richest men alive has a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express jet worth $40 Million. Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates owns one of the most luxurious aircrafts in the world. The Global 5000 can travel at the speed of sound (Mach 1) up to 9,300 km non-stop.
Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has a Gulfstream IV jet worth around $36 Million. Cruise’s beautiful business jet accommodates up to 19 passengers, providing comfort and class with state-of-the-art furnishings and aircraft technology. The jet even automatically refreshes the air inside the cabin every two minutes. Would you expect anything less from the star of Top Gun? Probably not. We know he doesn’t do things by halves after declaring his love on the Oprah Show for Katie Holmes.
Actor/Comedian/Spiritual Guy Jim Carrey
Comedy actor Jim Carrey has adopted a very spiritual viewpoint over the past few years – with many people calling him crazy. However, his spiritual stance doesn’t change the fact that he owns a Gulfstream V worth around $59 Million. This is a well respected jet with many safety features, allowing passengers to travel in comfort. Carrey has even made his jet available for private jet charter – so you could be flying in Ace Ventura’s Jet! You can learn more about private jet chartering online – don’t just rush out to hire Jim’s jet, as you should ask a few important safety questions and do your research first.
Hip Hop Royalty Jay-Z
Jay-Z, or Hove as he likes to be called, is the owner of a Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet worth $40 Million. This was actually a gift given by superstar Beyonce. The jet is almost like a second home, featuring a living room with cream leather furniture, a master bedroom, two bathrooms, and a kitchen. They could live in the sky with all of those features, but would you expect anything else from Hip Hop royalty?
Of course, there are a ton more celebrities who actually own private jets – but we’d be here all day listing them. Private jets are costly, but they are mere pocket change to most of the biggest celebrities today. Which of these private jets do you like the best?