The private jets of pop, rock and rap stars Part 2
Flexibility, discretion and luxury are just a few of the advantages of traveling by private jet that are enjoyed by the world’s rich and famous. Join us to explore the private jets of global music stars who are lucky enough to swap long airport queues for state-of-the-art private jets, exclusive airport lounges and spacious aircraft cabins.
With a total net worth of over $225 million, Justin Bieber is one of the richest pop stars in the world. At only 24 years old, Bieber has owned some of the most luxurious cars and planes money can buy. This includes a Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, Porsche 997 Turbo, Ferrari F430 and Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. But none of these four-wheeled wonders can beat his private jet in terms of speed or style.
In 2014, Bieber shared a picture of himself in front of a Gulfstream 400 private jet on social media with the caption: “New jet for Christmas, and she's beautiful.” This $60 million 22-seat private jet, with its state-of-the-art interior and several seating areas, is big enough for Bieber to travel the world on his music tours with his entourage. After Bieber shared the snap, many stories began to circulate that he hadn’t actually purchased the private jet, but in fact chartered it from Canada to New York City for Christmas. These reports have been neither confirmed nor denied by Bieber. Either way, a private jet worth this colossal amount is well within Bieber's fiscal means and certainly suits his lavish lifestyle.
Music superstar Taylor is the youngest person on Forbes America’s Richest Female Entertainers list, boasting a total net worth of $280 million. Unsurprisingly, there’s a pattern of pop stars owning private jets and Taylor is no exception.
She’s the proud owner of a Dassault-Breguet Mystere Falcon 900, costing somewhere in the region of $40 million, and also added a Dassault Falcon 50 to her fleet in 2012. As her fortune is earned largely from touring, it seems fitting that Taylor travels the globe in world-class style onboard one of these luxurious private jets.
Swift’s Dassault-Breguet Mystere Falcon 900 can seat up to 12 people, meaning there’s enough room for her famous squad of model and actress friends when she travels. The jet is also branded with her lucky number, 13, and features the personalized plane registration code “N898TS,” with the “TS” standing for “Taylor Swift”. To read more about private jet, commercial airliner and personalized registration codes, click here.
Music icon Celine Dion needs no introduction. One of the industry’s most famous divas, Celine purchased a luxurious Bombardier BD-700 Express private jet to allow her to travel the world in optimal style and comfort.
The Bombardier BD-700 Express is not only popular with world-class musicians like Dion, but also with Hollywood’s biggest actors and Silicon Valley’s greatest entrepreneurs. Steven Spielberg and Bill Gates also own this popular jet, which costs around $8,000 per hour to fly, travels at speeds of up to 564 mph and can comfortably seat 10 passengers in three spacious seating areas.
Rapper Soulja Boy of “Crank That”, “Kiss Me Thru the Phone” and “Turn My Swag On” fame, joins our list of pop, rock and rap stars who own a private jet. Soulja Boy splashed out a total of $55 million on a Gulfstream G550, which, according to reports, was a birthday present to himself. While the jet itself cost $35 million, Soulja Boy spent an additional $20 million on 12 custom Italian leather seats, state-of-the-art flat screen televisions, four liquor bars, a custom travertine tiled floor and Brazilian hardwood cabinets.
Criticism of Soulja Boy circulated after news spread of his birthday purchase, as it was leaked that the singer owed $30,000 in taxes to a string of US states. More rumors followed that the star had actually chartered the jet instead of purchasing it. Soulja Boy has since rubbished these allegations, reaffirming that he did purchase the jet in full by saying, "Hell yeah... I bought it." Either way, spending an additional $20 million on customizations makes Soulja Boy’s private jet one of the most personalized of all pop, rock and rap stars’ aircraft.
From small-screen star to pop sensation, there is no doubt that Miley Cyrus’ career has skyrocketed in recent years. Cyrus owned a Gulfstream 200 before upgrading to a Cessna Citation Sovereign. And in addition to the paparazzi snapping the 25-year old songstress hopping on and off her private jets in cities all over the world, the Wrecking-Ball hit-maker further tantalizes fans by regularly posting pictures and videos on board. In one video, Cyrus can even be seen vacuuming her private jet, proving it doesn’t matter how famous you are, you can always do a bit of housework before departing on your travels.
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