1. Bill Gates
Priced at approximately $40 million, Microsoft Chairman and Co-Founder Bill Gates’ Bombardier BD-700 Global Express can travel up to 9,300 km, which is the speed of sound. The Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion makes for precise navigation and efficient travel time. Quoted as calling the jet his “guilty pleasure” on a Reddit Ask Me Anything Q&A, this 19-seater jet is named the “WM” after his parents, William and Mary.
2. Harrison Ford
Mr. Ford may be well known for maneuvering the Millennium Falcon in the Star Wars franchise, but in real life he is navigating his vintage Ryan PT-22 Recruit jet. He is also reported to have owned a helicopter that he had “flipped” in 2000. The actor has recently found himself in a light predicament when he landed his single-engine airplane plane on a taxiway instead of a runway. Fortunately, no one was hurt because the force was with him.
Watch the video of Harrison’s landing here:
3. Oprah Winfrey
Actress, philanthropist, and television network owner has been making international business strides since 1986 when she debuted her talk show. Commercial traveling would just slow this billionaire media mogul down! Priced at approximately $42 million, Oprah’s Bombardier Global Express XRS is said to be powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines that can propel this jet to travel around the world with just one refuel stop. The interior is reported to be custom designed with all of the luxury amenities.
4. Warren Buffett
Economic expert and billionaire Warren Buffett owns a Bombardier Challenger that he reportedly calls “The Indefensible.” He acquired this jet some time ago, but according to CNBC, went all in and bought NetJets in 1998. Business Insider reported his most recent NetJet aircraft, the Citation Latitude can seat seven passengers and travel up to seven hours without stopping to refuel. It can travel 495 mph. It is equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, spacious amenities and controlled lighting.
5. John Travolta
Celebrities are known for purchasing extravagant items, but actor John Travolta takes it to another level. As a certified pilot, he takes his license seriously and has incorporated his own private airport into his back yard. He reportedly has two runways that taxi directly to his door and owns a total of 7 planes. The Boeing 707, Bombardier Challenger 601, Boeing 727 and three Gulfstream jets are among the collectibles of this superstar’s fleet. Some people collect cars, John Travolta apparently collects planes.
6. Tom Cruise
The Mission Impossible actor reportedly owns 3 to 5 jets. Like Travolta, Cruise also has his pilot’s license, one of his jets, a Gulfstream, was a wedding present to his now ex-wife, Katie Holmes at the estimated cost of $36 million. His other aircraft, a G4 jet that seats 19 passengers, has a maximum range of 7,820 km reaching 45,000 feet in altitude.
7. Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter, producer and director Steven Spielberg’s use of a private jet couldn’t be more justified. As a filmmaker, scenes are shot in various locations and trying to accomplish this on a tight timeline couldn’t be done through commercial airlines. The use of a private jet allows business aviation aircrafts to land in more remote places that a commercial plane couldn’t. Spielberg reportedly owns a Global Express XRS that can travel at a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet with a similar engine as Oprah’s jet providing longer flight times with fewer fuel stops.
8. Celine Dion
This beloved and highly decorated singer has stolen the hearts of millions of fans worldwide—and in order to sing in front of them when touring, only a private jet will do! Her Bombardier BD 700 Global Express XRS is custom designed with high-end fixtures and spacious leather interior comfortably seats up to 14 passengers and is priced at $42 million.
9. Jim Carrey
Funnyman Jim Carrey’s Gulfstream V has an estimated cost of $59 million. The Gulfstream V is considered to be one of the highest performing jets in the private aviation business. It travels as fast as the speed of sound with a maximum range of 7,820 reaching an altitude of 45,000 feet comfortably transporting 16 lucky passengers to their desired destination.
10. Jay Z
Speaking of extravagant gifts, rapper Jay-Z received a $40 million Bombardier Challenger 850 jet as a Father’s Day gift. While the interior of this aircraft is built to seat 27 – 50 passengers, the rapper’s custom jet is custom designed to seat 14 to 16 passengers. This apartment in the sky is equipped with a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a bedroom and is named S. Carter.
11. Angelina Jolie
Here’s another Hollywood celebrity pilot working to get her license! The original Tomb Raider actress Angelina Jolie owns a Cirrus SR22 that is priced from $360,000 to $650,00 and considered to be one of the fastest single-engine aircrafts with a range of 300 mph. Jolie credits her oldest son, Maddox as her inspiration to pilot a plane.
Other celebrities who own their own private jet is pro golfer Tiger Woods, Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Actor Morgan Freeman, and more. If you are interested in owning your own private jet, look to Offland Media and we will point you in the right direction. Call 1-800-604-5193 or contact us online today!