FORGET supercars or flashy yachts – if you really want to flaunt your celeb wealth, it’s all about private jets.
Some of the world’s biggest entertainers have splashed millions on luxurious aircrafts and have no problem showing them off to the world.
Kim Kardashian bought a private jet after becoming a billionaireCredit: INSTAGRAM
Taylor Swift has come under fire for her private jet’s 170 trips made this year aloneCredit: Xposure
But as many superstars preach to the world about cutting CO2 emissions, some have come under fire for their own gas-guzzling flying machines.
And the biggest offender, according to a new study, is pop megastar Taylor Swift.
According to research by Yard, a UK-based sustainability firm, the 32-year-old’s private jet has made a mind blowing 170 trips this year alone – the equivalent of 15.9 days in the air.
The Grammy winner’s team has hit back at the criticism, however, retorting that she has not made all 170 trips as she occasionally lends out her plane.
It’s been reported that Taylor dropped a staggering $40million for the aircraft and features her lucky number, 13, on the front.
Here, we take a look a peek inside some of the most extravagant private jets in the celeb world.
Kim Kardashian – $150m
The jet has been featured in her reality show, The KardashiansCredit: Hulu
It took manufacturers an entire year to build the aircraft to Kim’s specific tasteCredit: Hulu
Kim’s life of luxury has been documented for years on her hit reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
The 41-year-old billionaire owner of Skims is said to have celebrated her new financial status by splashing an astonishing $150million for her private jet.
According to reports, it took manufacturers an entire year to build the aircraft to Kim’s specific taste and design.
The plane features two bathrooms and two beds which can transform into one king size bed when needed, alongside 10 sleepers for guests.
Kim has also designed the jet with cream cashmere leather seats and and a crisp grey theme.
If you ever land an invitation on “Kim Air”, be prepared to take off your shoes and follow her very strict instructions not of “don’t breathe, don’t touch a thing”.
The research names the reality star as one of the worst air polluters as she made four flights under 20 minutes in the past two months.
Kanye West – ‘Gifted’
Kanye West’s huge 747 private jet comes with a double bed and reams of snacksCredit: Instagram
It has lots of space for luxurious living areas and a snack barCredit: Instagram
Kanye West, 45, is not known for his subtle approach to his music, fashion, and life in general.
The hip hop icon’s private jet is without question one of the most extravagant in the celebrity world.
His huge jet is a 747 double decker which has the capacity to seat a mind blowing 660 passengers.
In true Kanye fashion, most of the space has been transformed into a luxury double-bed suite marble bathroom, many living areas, and guest rooms.
It also has a dining area and extra comfy cushy seats that could ease the minds of those with the fear of flying.
According to Kanye’s ex-wife Kim, the plane was given to Kanye by Team Adidas for his Yeezy brand with the company.
Lady Gaga – $80m
Lady Gaga often flaunts pictures of herself in the private jetCredit: Instagram
She is said to have splashed an estimated $80m for the jetCredit: Instagram
Is there any celebrity who perfectly exemplifies the phrase “go big or go home” than Lady Gaga?
The singer and actress, 36, is known for her outlandish and elaborate choice of stage outfits, but her passion for traveling in style is no different.
She owns a jet which is estimated to be worth up to $80million.
The New York native is often seen posing in couture designs on her jet.
Drake – $185m
Drake bought his own private plane, Air DrakeCredit: Instagram
Inside is a lavish dining and entertainment area for guests
Back in 2019, Drake, 35, bought a massive Boeing 767 cargo plane which features his OVO owl symbol, along with the moniker Air Drake.
OVO stands for Drake’s company – October’s Very Own – and for his record label OVO sound.
In a video shared by one of entourage, fans got to see how the one per cent live.
The plane has a huge luxury lounge area, with golden walls and comes complete with a plush bedroom for if Drake fancies some alone time on a long flight (or if he is entertaining).
As far as the plane’s cabin, there are multiple wraparound couches, where the materials consist of a balance between leather and crushed velvet.
The interior is completed with a hardwood table surrounded by individual reclining seats, while the walls are filled with mirrors lined by hardwood that matches the table to complete the theme.
In the report by Yard, Drake is alleged to have taken three flights under 20 minutes in the last six weeks.
He responded to the criticism by writing on Instagram: “This is just them moving planes to whatever airport they are being stored at for anyone who was interested in the logistics … nobody takes that flight.”
Needless to say, his response further infuriated fans with experts describing the journeys as “wasteful”.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott – $72m each
Kylie Jenner has her own private jet, decked in pinkCredit: Instagram / Kylie Jenner
Guests on board were treated to her luxuries including personalised eye masksCredit: Instagram
Kylie Jenner, 24, bought her $72.8 million pink private Global Express jet before Covid and used it for her 23rd birthday this past August.
The jet’s cabin is 8 feet wide and 59.6 feet, has 28 windows and two enormous pink swooping lines to accent the body.
Onboard is an entertainment room, master suite and huge closet space.
The plane screams wealth with an entertainment suite, master suite, two bathrooms, a gallery, crew rest area, closet and ample storage room for baggage.
Her partner Travis Scott, 31, is also said to have his own luxury jet.
She came under fire after she posted a picture showing hers and Travis Scott’s jetsCredit: Instagram
Earlier this year, Kylie came under intense criticism when she posted a picture of the two jets and captioned it: “You wanna take mine or yours?”
Fans slammed the post as tone deaf and ignorant to the effects of climate change.
Yard’s report says the young billionaire made a 17-minute trip on her jet, which further risked the wrath of eco activists.
Beyoncé and Jay Z – $40m
Jay Z’s private jet was gifted to him by Beyonce back in 2012Credit: Alamy
The couple bought the plane before they had their kidsCredit: Instagram
The plane is big enough for the couple and their kids
The music couple own the £40million Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet, which Beyoncé gifted to Jay Z back in 2012.
It is one of the largest private planes, with the couple using it to transport their kids and full team of staff around.
Onboard it has a large bedroom and two bathrooms, although it can sleep up to seven passengers, and also has a fully stocked kitchen.
Jay Z’s jet was also named as one of the biggest culprits when it comes to celeb air polluters.
Floyd Mayweather – $50m
Floyd Mayweather’s jet is said to be the second biggest celebrity air polluterCredit: Instagram @floydmayweather
He has his name written in bold on the side of the aircraftCredit: Instagram @liramsustiel
The boxer has a net worth of over $460million and has no problems showing off his wealth on social media.
His $50million Gulfstream jet cannot be missed as it has his name written in bold on the side.
Air Mayweather has luxurious leather seats, a bed, and an impressive entertainment system.
He often shares pictures of himself getting a massage, haircut or playing a game of poker on board his aircraft.
The interior is decked out with pieces from his lifestyle brand called The Money Team.
But Yard concludes that he is the second biggest A-list air polluter after Taylor Swift.
Celine Dion – $42m
Celine has forked out £34million for a private jetCredit: Instagram/celinedion
Celine Dion is one of the most successful singers of all time with a net worth of over $800miliion.
The French Canadian native bought a $42million BD 700 Global Express XRS private jet.
Onboard are several bathrooms and a full kitchen – although it costs around $3million to run every year.
Oprah Winfrey – $75m
Oprah’s private jet is estimated to have cost $75millionCredit: instagram./oprah
The talk show legend’s plane was bought by her production companyCredit: BackGrid
It surely wouldn’t be a decent list of celebrity private jet owners without a mention of Oprah Winfrey, who is worth over $2billion.
The Talk show host, 68, has her own $75million private jet, with a custom built Bombardier BD-700 Global Express XRS.
It can carry up to 17 passengers, and was bought by her production company HARPO.
The CEO of the Oprah Winfrey Network has been seen stepping out of the plane on several occasions.
Her travels on the jet, however, have sparked concern as being detrimental to the environment.
Tom Cruise – $20m
Tom Cruise has several private jetsCredit: Alpha Press
He has had his pilot licence since 1994Credit: Goff
Tom, 60, is well known for his love of flying – he has had a pilot licence since 1994.
The Mission Impossible actor reportedly owns a whopping five jets, with the most impressive being the $20million Gulfstream IV.
Not only can it carry up to 19 passengers, but it even has a movie room and hot tub on board.
He also has his own single seat p-51 Mustang, which he bought back in 2001.
Dwayne Johnson – $53m
Dwayne Johnson owns one of the fastest private jets in the worldCredit: instagram/@therock
The Rock owns his own $53million Gulfstream G650 which is one of the fastest private planes.
It can seat up to 10 passengers with 10 able to sleep, and he often uses it to lug himself and his pets around.
It also has four living areas, and 16 panoramic windows.