Explore the Top 10 Celebrity Private Jets
When you fly by private jet charter, you experience travel comfort known only to those who know private jets. And nothing illustrates this luxury better than the top 10 celebrity private jets. Stars with their own private aircraft fly fancy. Let’s take a look at their high-flying rides, and you’ll see why air charter services by Stratos Jet Charters are now your ticket to lavish flights, custom-arranged for your chosen destination.
10 Awesome Celebrity Private Jets
What are the most expensive private jets owned by celebrities?
1. John Travolta
Private Jets: (3) Gulfstream jets, (1) Boeing 707-138, (1) Lear jet
John Travolta, the star of 70s cult movies like “Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever”, is not only one of the most famous Hollywood actors, but also one of the best celebrity pilots. John Travolta is a bonafide aviation enthusiast with five private planes total, which he parks on his front lawn. His most impressive aircraft is a customized Boeing 707-138 (as pictured above), a beast of a plane that he acquired in 1998 upon his promotion to an honorary pilot of Qantas, the Australian airline.
2. Oprah Winfrey
Private Jet: Bombardier Global Express XRS ($42 Million)
Oprah Winfrey’s production company HARPO bought her custom-built Global Express XRS VIP business jet to provide the media mogul and her associates with maximum aviation comfort. Oprah’s private jet features designer fixtures in the bathroom and galley, along with an exquisite all-leather interior.
The aircraft was designed by Bombardier Aerospace to perform as a premier long-range business jet. Custom design allowed for an enhanced cabin layout with nine cushy leather seats, aesthetically-placed lighting, and additional luxury amenities. The jet cruises through the air at high speeds, made possible by two Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines, which produce enough power to send HARPO clear across the map with only one refuel stop.
3. Donald Trump
Private Jet: Boeing 727-23 ($3 Million to $8 Million)
The 23-carat gold leaf Trump logo on the side of the business mogul’s Boeing 727 is a testament to the aircraft’s luxury. Donald Trump has owned his luxury business jet for more than 20 years, and the Boeing is still one of the most popular celebrity private jets in the world.
Trump requested major renovations before purchasing the 30-foot jet from Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen. He added leather armchairs, personal high-tech TVs, Waterford crystal lamps and gold-plated seatbelt buckles. The jet also features full travel accommodations, including a master bedroom, a guest bedroom, a dining room, a lounge, and a VIP conference room. Up to 32 passengers can fly comfortably in the lap of Trump-style luxury.
4. Tom Cruise
Private Jet: Gulfstream IV ($36 Million)
Tom Cruise played an elite naval fighter jet pilot in the blockbuster movie “Top Gun”, and he now indulges his real love for flying in his own Gulfstream IV, one of the finest celebrity private jets around. 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.
Designed by Gulfstream Aerospace, Cruise’s jet is powered by two Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engines, propelling the aircraft to a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet over a maximum range of 7,820 km, zipping through the air at speeds up to Mach 0.80.
5. Jim Carrey
Private Jet: Gulfstream V ($59 Million)
Known for its safety features, the Gulfstream V is one of the most respected jets in the world, letting funny man Jim Carrey stay safe in serious comfort. Better yet, the star of comedy hits like “Dumb and Dumber” and “The Mask” has made his luxury private jet available to individuals for private jet charter. Interested travelers can enjoy a 16-passenger plane that boasts impressively long range and nears the speed of sound while cruising up to 51,000 feet in the skies. Find out what a celebrity private jet is really like!
6. Jackie Chan
Private Jet: Embraer Legacy 650 ($30 Million)
Jackie Chan, the legendary martial artist and actor, recently purchased a brand new Embraer Legacy 650 for its quiet, roomy cabins and its air of luxury. As a top executive jet, the aircraft is divided into three different areas. There is one distinct cabin for each major activity in his executive life: work, play and rest. Chan’s Legacy also features Wi-Fi and a custom-painted dragon on the exterior, making it one of the most recognizable celebrity private jets.
Private Jet: Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet ($40 Million)
Beyonce gave her music mogul hubby the gift of a lifetime — his own Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet, tricked out with all the good stuff. Jay-Z and wife fly in a complete home for the skies. The jet features a gorgeous living room with cream leather furniture, a master bedroom, two bathrooms, and a kitchen. When you go with the king and queen of hip hop, you go big.
8. Jimmy Buffett
Private Jet: Grumman HU-16 Albatross “Hemisphere Dancer” ($62,180)
Jimmy Buffet, famed singer and songwriter, has been restoring and improving his old private Albatross since he bought it in 1990. Affectionately named the ‘Hemisphere Dancer’, Buffet’s plane is currently on display at Margaritaville in Orlando, Florida. This is one of the few celebrity private jets that you can see firsthand!
9. Mark Cuban
Private Jet: Boeing 767-277 ($144.1 Million)
Mark Cuban, business mogul and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, landed himself in the Guinness Book of World Records for purchasing his Boeing 767-277 online in 1999, making “the largest single e-commerce transaction”. Cuban modified the jet with large, custom seats to give his team’s lengthy players plenty of room while flying.
10. Bill Gates
Private Jet: Bombardier BD-700 Global Express ($40 Million)
Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates owns one of the most luxurious aircraft in the world, a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express. The Global 5000 can travel at the speed of sound (Mach 1) up to 9,300 km non-stop. Cutting-edge avionics technology called Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion limits errors and enhances performance to provide precision navigation for incredibly efficient flights. Travelers who want to experience these celebrity private jets are only a phone call away from their dreams. Private jets are available for on-demand rental, offering personalized, luxury flights in as little as four hours’ notice. Call Stratos Jet Charters at (888) 593-9066 to start planning your own private jet charter flight!