14 most extravagant celebrity private jets: from Kim Kardashian’s cashmere-clad Kim Air, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s Bombardier Challenger, to tech billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos’ Gulfstream G550s

It is powered by two Rolls-Royces BR725 engines. There is plenty of space for entertaining, eating and sleeping in its elegantly designed interior. Amazon president Jeff Bezos and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page all own the same model themselves — and it costs around $70 million apiece.

9. Mukesh Ambani, 65: Boeing Business Jet 2 – $73 million

Net worth: US$95.6 billion

On board the Ambani jet. Photos: @mukeshambani304/Instagram; aerospace-technology.com

As Asia’s second richest man (after Gautam Adani), Ambani’s $73 million private jet is equipped with everything you need for meetings on the go, with its 92 square meter interiors, to begin with. The custom-built Boeing jet comes with a fully equipped master suite and a spacious executive lounge. He has the most expensive house in the world (well, after Buckingham Palace), so it makes sense that he also splurges on his private jet-set trips.

8. Richard Branson, 71: Dassault Falcon 50EX; Oprah Winfrey, 68: Gulfstream G650 – $75 million each

Net worth: Richard Branson – $4 billion, Oprah Winfrey – $2.5 billion

Richard Branson's Dassault Falcon 50EX.  Photo: @cptplanespotter/Instagram

Richard Branson’s Dassault Falcon 50EX. Photo: @cptplanespotter/Instagram

How else would Mr. Branson travel to his private island retreats? Oh yeah – he has a commercial airline too. Apparently that’s not enough, as he also owns his Dassault Falcon 50EX which he uses for routes that Virgin Atlantic cannot fly. He told BJT Online: “I need a small plane just to get out of the British Virgin Islands. And I use it for shorter distances. The super midsize jet can carry up to 10 people at a time and comes with two cabin areas.

Oprah has one too.  Photo: @oprah/Instagram

Oprah has one too. Photo: @oprah/Instagram

Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey’s success as a media mogul made him billions, and the possibility of letting off steam on his Gulfstream G650. The American talk show host’s jet has a range of around 8,000 nautical miles and a top speed of 541 mph.

7. Donald Trump, 76: Boeing 757, aka Trump Force One – $100 million

Net worth: US$3 billion

Donald Trump is known to enjoy fast food aboard his loud and proud private plane.  Photos: @realdonaldtrump, @boeing7572j4/Instagram

Donald Trump is known to enjoy fast food aboard his loud and proud private plane. Photos: @realdonaldtrump, @boeing7572j4/Instagram

The former president of the United States is often the subject of controversy but that did not prevent him from dropping 100 million dollars on his plane. Dubbed Trump Force One, it is currently undergoing maintenance, according to Palm Beach Post, but remains one of the best-known jets. The custom-built “crown jewel of the Trump fleet,” according to its website, is powered by Rolls-Royce engines and can fly for up to eight hours nonstop within a range of 3,000 miles. Inside, there are 24-karat gold-plated accents and Italian leather seats embroidered with the Trump family crest. There is even a cinema.

6. Kim Kardashian, 41: Gulfstream G650ER, aka Kim Air – $150 million

Net worth: US$1.8 billion

Kim Kardashian flies in style.  Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

Kim Kardashian flies in style. Photo: @kimkardashian/Instagram

She joined the billionaire club thanks to the success of her shapewear brand Skims, but is there anything Kim K hasn’t blown up? His US$150 million Gulfstream G650ER is the same model as Musk and co, with a few million extra pieces of furniture and renovations that make it even more expensive than the aforementioned tech billionaires.

The billionaire's preferred transportation choice.  Photo: Gulfstream

The billionaire’s preferred transportation choice. Photo: Gulfstream

He has a lighter color scheme and cashmere-covered interiors – while the exterior is rendered in monochromatic gray to match his car and home.

5. Roman Abramovich, 55: Boeing 767, aka The Bandit – $170 million

Net worth: US$9.1 billion

Roman Abramovich's Boeing 767 is nicknamed The Bandit.  Photo: @driversclubgermany/Instagram

Roman Abramovich’s Boeing 767 is nicknamed The Bandit. Photo: @driversclubgermany/Instagram

The former owner of Chelsea Football Club bought a lavish Boeing 767 (nicknamed The Bandit) worth $170 million, equipped with an anti-missile system that resembles technologies from Air Force One. Totally extravagant, it has enough room for over 30 people and has three guest bedrooms, a master bathroom and two guest bathrooms, a dining room, a living room, a library, a pantry, rest areas for crew and staff. There is even a golden banquet hall. It has since been marketed for a whopping 100 million US dollars.

He also has a $350 million Boeing 787 Dreamliner that was seized by US customs in early June, according to reports in the New York Post.

4. Sultan of Brunei, 75: Boeing 747-430, aka The Flying Palace – $230 million+

Net worth: US$30 billion

The Sultan of Brunei knows how to swing it in the air.  Photos: @bruneiroyalfamily/Instagram;  economic properties/Facebook

The Sultan of Brunei knows how to swing it in the air. Photos: @bruneiroyalfamily/Instagram; economic properties/Facebook

Nicknamed “The Flying Palace”, the Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei since 1967, has spent over $230 million on his private plane. The lavish aircraft is decorated in luxurious materials with abundant gold plating, which is said to have spent US$120 million on renovations alone.

3. Joseph Lau, 70: Boeing 747-8 VIP – $367 million

Net worth: US$13.5 billion

Joseph Lau's private jet looks like a house in the sky.  Photo: Casinos-of-Mayfair.com/Pinterest

Joseph Lau’s private jet looks like a house in the sky. Photo: Casinos-of-Mayfair.com/Pinterest

The Hong Kong property mogul ordered his 445 square meter private plane, which has two floors connected by a spiral staircase. Inside there is a gym, a bar, a huge office and guest rooms, while its speed can reach up to 1,195 km/h.

2. Alisher Usmanov, 68: Airbus A340-300 – $400 million

Net worth: US$15.7 billion

The Airbus A340-300.  Photo: @jbjets.ch/Instagram

The Airbus A340-300. Photo: @jbjets.ch/Instagram

Estimated at $400 million, the Uzbek-Russian businessman’s ostentatious plane is said to be named Burkhan, after his father. As Russia’s largest private jet, it even surpasses President Vladimir Putin’s ride, and it’s equipped with a dining area, multiple bedrooms, sleeping quarters, and more. It has a speed of 915 km/h and a range of over 13,000.

1. Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, 67: Airbus A380 Custom – $400 million+

Net worth: US$16.6 billion

A plane fit for a royal, that's for sure.  Photos: @prince_alwaleed.bin_talal, @luxerish/Instagram

A plane fit for a royal, that’s for sure. Photos: @prince_alwaleed.bin_talal, @luxerish/Instagram

Another “flying palace” for a royal, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal’s oversized plane comes with all the trimmings: from its private cinema and jacuzzi to the well-equipped gym and conference space. With its mammoth price tag, the 6,000-square-foot jumbo jet is certainly fit for a king — or in this case, a Saudi prince.

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