One thing that most of the big celebrities have in common is the fact that they travel A LOT! So when you spend days on the road (or in the air in this case), it is only logical that you would want to use the most comfortable way of transportation available to you. If you have enough money to afford just about anything you want, there isn’t much to think about — a private jet is exactly what you need. Or at least, that is how most of the richest celebs out there think.
While owning your personal little airplane is something that most of the people could only dream of, in the world of the rich and the famous, it’s not as unusual as one might think. In fact, traveling in a personal jet seems to be a pretty popular way of getting from one place to another in the celebrity world. There are those celebs everybody knows own a jet, such as Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Oprah, but there are also some that might surprise you. So without further ado, let’s take a look at pictures of 15 celebs in their own private jets. Don’t worry, feeling a bit jealous is completely normal.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are one of the richest couples in the music industry, so there is no wonder the two have their own private jet that they use to travel both for work and for pleasure. If you are one of Queen Bey’s followers on Instagram, you have probably seen plenty of pics of this luxurious jet already but let’s talk about it a little bit more. Apparently, Beyonce thought it would be a perfect gift for her hubby so she spent roughly $40 million on The Bombardier Challenger 850. The jet has a pretty impressive interior, which includes a bedroom, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room covered in cream leather. So basically, it is a small, luxurious apartment with wings. Well, we certainly didn’t expect anything less from the music’s most powerful couple!
14 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian made a lot of her followers pretty jealous when she gave a tour of her private jet on Instagram during one of her trips. It seems that traveling in style is what the Kardashians do best. There is no such thing as a rough journey for these fancy, rich folks. Of course, Kim’s jet is super luxurious, with a lot of really comfortable leather chairs, a lovely bathroom, and a plush bed for Kim to get all the beauty sleep she needs during her travels. Obviously, it is also a great place to snap some cool pics for her followers. Apparently, she managed to cause a bit of social media rage when she captioned one of her pics on the jet, “Cramped.”
13 John Travolta
When talking about private jets, one of the most interesting celebs to mention in that context is definitely John Travolta because he is not only a private jet passenger, he is actually a very skilled pilot! This aviation enthusiast doesn’t own just one private jet, he owns 5 of them including three Gulfstream jets, a Lear jet, and a Boeing 707-138. His customized Boeing is by far the most impressive aircraft he owns. He bought it back in 1998 when he was promoted to an honorary pilot of the Australian airline, Qantas. Another interesting thing about Travolta’s jets is the fact that he doesn’t keep them at an airport like most of the other people, he has a dedicated place for them right beside his house! He has flown around 35,000 miles on his on by now.
12 Oprah Winfrey
HARPO, Oprah Winfrey’s production company, purchased a pretty impressive aircraft designed by Bombardier Aerospace. It is a custom-built Global Express XRS VIP business jet with two Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines, as well as a luxurious all-leather interior. It can fit between eight and 14 passengers, which is more than enough in the private jet world. The jet, of course, provides its passengers with the maximum aviation comfort. The jet is worth approximately $42 million but rumor has it that Oprah decided to upgrade and bought another jet as well. She purchased The Gulfstream G650, worth roughly $65 million. It was produced by Gulfstream Aerospace and it is considered to be one of the best private jets a person could buy. Well, if there is one person we wouldn’t expect anything less from, it is definitely Oprah!
11 Tom Cruise
If you’ve ever seen Top Gun where Tom Cruise portrayed an elite naval fighter jet pilot, you’ll probably be happy to hear that he owns a private jet in real life too. He purchased one of the finest private jets around, a $36 million Gulfstream IV. The plane is powered by two Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engines and designed by Gulfstream Aerospace. This beautiful aircraft can accommodate up to 19 passengers, it has a max range of 7,820 km and a max altitude of 45,000 feet. All in all, it is one impressive piece of aircraft that every celebrity out there would be pretty lucky to have. It provides maximum comfort and class with its beautifully designed interior and the finest aircraft technology. There is no denying Tom Cruise knows how to travel in style.
10 Jackie Chan
Over the years, Jackie Chan has owned multiple private jets but his newest one is definitely the most impressive one yet! Back in 2012, he purchased a $30 million Embraer Legacy 650 with a custom-painted dragon on the exterior, which made it one of the most recognizable private jets out there. However, he also decided to add another Embraer to his collection, an Embraer Legacy 500. According to Chan, he will continue to use his old Embraer Legacy 650 for transoceanic flights, while his new jet will be used for shorter trips. The Legacy 500 is a newer version of a mid-size business jet with more advanced technology, a range of 3,600 miles, and is the latest offering from Brazil's Embraer Aerospace. It can accommodate up to 12 passengers and is powered by two Honeywell HTF75000E turbofan engines.
9 Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is a huge aviation enthusiast and she’s even held a pilot’s license since 2004, so what better gift to buy her than a private jet? Back in 2013, while they were still engaged, Brad Pitt decided to get her one of those aircraft babies! He even told her that she could choose any jet she likes and he would pay for it. And that is, indeed, what he did. However, he did have an ulterior motive. It wasn’t all just about spoiling his then-wife-to-be. At the time, they were both in the middle of shooting films on the opposite sides of the world—Brad was shooting Fury in London, while Angie was directing Unbroken in Hawaii. Having a private jet seemed like a perfect solution to that situation and traveling to see one another so much easier!
8 Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford isn’t just a legendary Hollywood actor, he is also a well-respected pilot and a huge aviation enthusiast. He owns a number of aircraft including a Bell 407 helicopter, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, a Cessna Citation Sovereign N5GU, a 1929-vintage Waco Taperwing, an Aviat A-1B Husky N6HY, a Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza, and his amazing private jet, which he named Hans. If you’ve ever seen Star Wars, you probably know why he decided to call his jet that. Hans is a luxurious CJ3 jet and even though it isn’t the largest or the most expensive celebrity jet out there, it is pretty impressive and easy to recognize in the air, thanks to its distinctive green color. However, Ford almost lost his pilot license when he landed on a taxiway instead of a runway in 2017.
7 Celine Dion
One of the wealthiest stars in the music industry, Celine Dion, is known for her lavish purchases including multiple mansions, a private island, and, of course, a private jet. She owns a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express XRS, worth approximately $42 million. The average hourly cost to charter the plane is $8,000. Flying in the comfort of a private jet is definitely one expensive sport! The jet has several bathrooms, a luxurious bedroom, a full kitchen, and basically everything else a person could need while traveling to some new and exotic destination (a private island, for example). The luxurious plane can accommodate up to 18 passengers. However, since Celine Dion isn’t just an ordinary celebrity and one of the richest music stars out there, there is no reason she should have just another ordinary jet.
6 Roman Abramovich
The owner of the Chelsea Football Club and Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, owns a magnificent, customized Boeing 767 (also known as “The Bandit"), worth around $84 million. The paint job alone cost him $74,000 but there is no denying that it looks awesome! It can accommodate 30 people for the most comfortable and luxurious plane ride of their lives. It includes a spacious living room, several master bedrooms, several bathrooms, a 30-seat dining room, and a boardroom, all with high spec luxury chestnut interiors and gold décor elements. It is, without the doubt, one of the most luxurious and safest aircraft in the world. It’s been often compared to the plane of the President of the United States' the Air Force One because of the same air missile avoidance system.
5 Tyler Perry
In 2011, Tyler Perry was listed as the highest-paid man in entertainment, so what better way to celebrate that than buying an expensive, luxurious private jet? He purchased a new Gulfstream III worth around $65 million but with all the renovations and customizations he put the plane though, it’s now worth nearly double the base price. It has been estimated to be worth a whopping $125 million! He turned one part of the jet into a flying theater with multiple displays and a big library. That is not a bad way to pass time during a flight! He also got rid of the usual window shades and had a special glass installed there instead that allows him to control the opacity in an electronic way. This was definitely not a bad way to spend all that money…
4 Jim Carrey
One of the funniest guys in Hollywood, Jim Carrey, has earned his fortune by making the world laugh with big hit movies such as Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, and many more. He has decided to spend some of that money on his own private jet. He is a proud owner of $59 million Gulfstream V, a jet known for its safety features and high performance. It can accommodate up to 16 passengers while nearly reaching the speed of sound. Carrey’s newfound love for his gorgeous private aircraft has led him to demand that if he is shooting a movie where any footages of planes appear, the shots of his own jet must be included. Well, it is definitely a good enough jet to appear in a movie!
3 Ralph Lauren
Fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, owns not one, but two pretty impressive private jets. He has a Hawker private jet and a Gulfstream G650. The Gulfstream is worth around $60 million (without any upgrades added), has a range of 8,600 miles, and can fly at Mach 0.85 at over 51,000 feet. Apparently, Ralph Lauren not only has a great taste in clothes and fashion but a great taste in aircraft as well, since he chose the top jet in the Gulfstream lineup. Of course, Ralph had it renovated and the estimated cost of this awesome jet is now around $80 million. However, when you are a fan of just the finest things out there like Ralph Lauren is, you don’t really put a price on quality and comfort. After the customization, this jet seems like a place that is pretty hard to leave once it lands.
2 Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman has been an aviation enthusiast for a long time and he owns multiple jets to prove that. Currently, he owns an Emivest SJ30, a Cessna 414 twin-engine prop, and a Cessna Citation 501. Not only does he have a pilot license, but he actually wanted to become a pilot before he wanted to become an actor. He became a mechanic in the US Air Force when he was just over 18 years old and he even considered training as a fighter pilot. However, with his dancing and acting career, his focus was elsewhere and he actually obtained his private pilot license at the age of 65. He is qualified to fly all three of his private jets and he tries to take them out for a spin as often as he can.
1 Bill Gates
Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, doesn’t need to worry about money at all but there is one big downside to being filthy rich — you need to think about your security all the time. Since Bill is traveling from one side of the globe to the other pretty often and he has some pretty demanding security needs, having a private jet is the best possible way of traveling. It is also much more comfortable than any other mode of transportation. Bill owns a massive private jet, a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express, that can accommodate up to 19 people and it is worth roughly $40 million. The jet is technically owned by Challenger Administration LLC, on Bill’s behalf, of course. He refers to it as his guilty pleasure that he enjoys very much. Well, what is not to enjoy about a plane like that?