Private jets mark another level of success, style, and travel. Admit it–we’ve all dreamed of hopping on our own private jet and zipping off to a tropical island or chic city sky rise. Now we get to see which of the most well-known celebrities have made this dream a reality, and some of them are celebs I never would have guessed! Better yet, we get to see how each celeb styles and designs the inside of their prized private jets. From luxurious and decadent to downright ridiculous, here are 25 Private Jets owned by celebrities that you will barely be able to believe!
John Travolta has made his love for aeroplanes well known over the past several years, even going so far as to build two customized runways for his jets on his Florida property.
While extravagant, such a multi-million dollar home makeover makes sense for a man who owns seven planes, including a Boeing 707, a Boeing 727 and three Gulfstream jets.
John Travolta is such a plane fan that he is himself now a qualified pilot, having completed a Qantas course.
Oprah Winfrey owns a Global Express XRS Jet, which seats about 10 passengers.
The Bombardier Global Express is a popular choice among Hollywood’s elite. Media mogul Oprah, singer Celine Dion, and director Steven Spielberg all own the jet.
The jet is powered by twin Rolls-Royce BR710 engines, and can attain a maximum altitude of 51,000 ft, travelling for up to 16 hours without requiring re-fuelling.
Pillows and cushions throughout are, of course, embossed with the clan’s crest.
Madea mastermind Tyler Perry owns a Gulfstream III.
He customized it to be a “Flying theater” with several big displays, a big library and everything else you need in order to enjoy your flight.
In order to create the right mood inside, Tyler ditched the boring window shades and installed a special type of glass so he can control the opacity in an electronic way.
The base price of a new Gulfstream III is around $65 so you can imagine just how much this private jet was modified.
Jim Carrey owns a Gulfstream V. The Gulfstream V is one of the highest performance private jets in the world. It can accommodate up to 16 passengers and fly nearly as fast as the speed of sound. With a crew of two and room for up to 19 passengers, the Gulfstream IV has a maximum range of 7,820 km and can reach an altitude of up to 45,000 feet.
Estimated Cost: $83,600,000
The sky’s the limit for the Russian billionaire–after all, the paint job alone for his stunning aircraft costs $74,000.
The magnificent jet has the same air missile avoidance system as the Air Force One, plus room for 30 seated dining guests on board.
In an airline configuration it can seat 350, but the private jet version includes exceptional high spec VIP luxury interiors, with options such as 30-seat dining room; boardroom, master bedrooms, luxury bathrooms with showers; and spacious living room.
Other luxury features include chestnut interiors and even elements of gold peppered throughout the decor.
‘The Bandit,’ as the plane is known,’ is said to be one of the safest aircraft in the world and is most often seen parked at the Harrods Aviation facility at Stansted Airport, near London.
Star Tom Cruise is the proud owner of a state-of-the-art G4 jet.
With a crew of two and room for up to 19 passengers, the Gulfstream IV has a maximum range of 7,820 km and can reach an altitude of up to 45,000 feet.
Estimated Cost: $18,000,000
The 72-year-old actor has long been active in aviation. As a qualified pilot, Ford owns a total of eight planes, among them this Cessna 680 Sovereign, a long-range jet. The green plane has nine seats, with a maximum capacity of 12, and is considered a transcontinental aircraft, reaching speeds of 527 mph (848 km/h) and an elevation of 47,000 ft (14,000 m).
‘Flying is like good music,’ the Star Wars star told The Mail on Sunday in 2010. ‘It elevates the spirit and it’s an exhilarating freedom.’
‘I love the machines, I love the aviation community,’ he added. ‘I used to own aeroplanes and have pilots flying them for me, but I finally realised they were having more fun than I was.’
Sir Richard Branson
The grand luxury private jets have been dubbed the ‘White House on Wings,’ with 4,000 square feet of floor space on board.
The front of the aircraft mimics the aesthetic of the White House and the Presidential Suite is composed of beds, a shower, vanity, double sink and a private office. The Air Force One also carries a full medical crew and is stocked with essentials and raw food materials.
And when it comes to security, the plane has some of the most state of the art attack countermeasures in the world, such as encrypted communication lines, and is even able to weather the effects of an electromagnetic pulse, such as those generated during a nuclear detonation.
Tiger Woods can now jet off to any course in the world on a whim, thanks to his Gulfstream G550.
The G550 has the efficiency to fly over 12,000 km nonstop for more than 12 hours, can comfortably fit 18 passengers and reaches altitudes of up to 51,000 feet.
The G550 cabin is known for its luxury design, great light and views – Gulfstream jets have iconic, wide oval windows – and all versions come with a built-in restroom and wardrobes.
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For years, Boeing has offered its airliners for sale to private parties or governments under its BBJ program. That ranges from the massive 747-8 jumbo jet … This one isn’t owned by a celebrity, but we thought you needed to see it anyway. And now for the grand finale of private jets owned by the rich and famous…