Private jets of sports stars, actors and business moguls
Over time, the constant international travel that often comes with fame and fortune can take a toll. To make the experience more convenient and comfortable, many sports stars, Hollywood actors and business moguls choose to own their own planes rather than flying commercial. Join us as we explore the luxurious private jets of the most world's most famous stars and successful tycoons.
American actor and funnyman Jim Carrey, who’s starred in blockbusters including The Mask (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), owns one of the most exclusive private jets on the market. Aviation enthusiast Carrey is the proud owner of a long-range Gulfstream V, a notoriously high-performing and safety-intensive jet.
With a 6,500-mile range and a maximum speed of Mach 0.885, Carrey’s state-of-the-art Gulfstream V cost him a cool $59 million, can comfortably sit 16 passengers and comes with a team of well-trained staff. Owning this impressive jet allows Carrey to travel to virtually anywhere in the world in ultimate style and luxury.
American talk show host, producer, philanthropist and national treasure Oprah Winfrey can now add “private jet owner” to her list of credits. Known best for her popular self-titled talk show, Oprah is the richest African-American of the 20th Century with a net worth of $2.9 billion. And what better way to spend your hard-earned cash than by investing in one of the most illustrious private jets in the world, a Gulfstream G650.
Winfrey’s twin Rolls-Royce BR710 engine Gulfstream G650 business jet is argued by many to be the best private jet money can buy. After a series of luxurious customizations, Winfrey’s private jet has increased in value by several million dollars from its original $65 million price tag. With a cruise Mach of 0.89, Winfrey’s Gulfstream G650 can reach a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet and get her from A to B in optimal comfort.
William Henry Gates III, more commonly known as Bill Gates, is an American businessman, author, investor, philanthropist and founder of Microsoft Corporation. Gates became the youngest billionaire ever at the age of 31 and today has an estimated net worth of $91.8 billion. But even with his enormous wealth, he remains relatively humble, only splurging on a few luxuries like his Porsche collection and a 19-seat Bombardier BD-700 Global Express private jet.
As Mach 1 is easily within this private jet’s capabilities, Gates’ aircraft can travel across the world faster than nearly all other private jets on the market. But the entrepreneur doesn't spend all his time jet-setting around the globe. In fact, in 2016 he and his wife Melina focused a lot of their attention on philanthropy, donating more than $2.5 bullion to global health and U.S. education causes.
Soccer legend David Beckham is one of the world’s most famous sports stars. Married to Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham, he’s also become a big name in Hollywood. And how do stars like David and Victoria travel around the world? In one of the most luxurious private jets around, of course.
The pair are proud owners of a Bombardier Challenger 350, which is stored in California. This $25 million, eight-passenger jet can travel over 3,200 nautical miles and reach top speeds of 528 miles per hour. While the Beckhams are also fans of flying commercially, nothing quite compares to the privacy, relaxation and luxury of traveling by private jet – as proved by Victoria when she shared a picture of David fast asleep on their jet.
Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood’s biggest names. She is a famous philanthropist and United Nations ambassador, but what many people don't know about this world-class actress is that she’s also a licensed pilot. Jolie is the proud owner of one of the most modest celebrity-owned private jets featured thus far – an efficient single-engine, 3-5 seat Cirrus SR22 that’s worth a humble $650,000. Jolie often combines her two greatest passions, philanthropy and flying, as seen when she flew a plane over the Namibian desert in British television network ITV’s landmark documentary The Queen’s Green Planet, which details the conservation efforts of Queen Elizabeth II.
To learn more about the private jets of the world’s rich and famous, click here to read part one of our feature on the private jets of rappers, rock stars and pop idols, and here for part two. If you wish to travel in VIP style, charter a private jet with Air Charter Service. For more information or to discuss private jet prices, contact us and one of our specialist account managers will arrange a comfortable and luxurious private jet charter.