Famous Yachts and their Owners
We know celebrities have garages of luxury cars—some even have hangars that house their personal planes. These are just some of the fruits of their labor and are part of their personal investments. They live the dream life of many and as such, we are very curious as to how they spend their downtime. Do they stay at home or do these celebrities getting some sun aboard their private yachts? After all, if they want to avoid the prying eyes of the public and the paparazzi—this is the way to go!
What about a sojourns to some of the most beautiful places in the world? They have the means and even the ride to get it done privately! No more queueing at airports for some of our favorites. There are celebs who can even pilot their own planes. With all the resources at their disposal, we wouldn’t be surprised at how luxurious traveling is for these stars.
Here are the voguish voyagers – the celebrities who journey with class and utmost sophistication.
Lady Gaga | Boeing 757 | Estimated $80 Million
When we talk about style and individuality, Lady Gaga is always mentioned. Lady Gaga, formerly known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York, USA. She is an American female singer, songwriter, actor, and philanthropist. She is well-known for her unique and tastefully idiosyncratic ensembles and strong personality. Along with this persona, it is not a surprise that she flies luxuriously as well. To adapt to her crazy celebrity life, the singer has made an investment on a private jet.
Lady Gaga purchased a Boeing 757, which has an estimated market cost of $80 million. This is just one proof of her success! She is an all-around performer, with a number of business ventures to her name as well. It is without question that she could afford her very own aircraft. Now that she is even busier, with acting and music on her plate, the jet will come in handy!
Bill Gates | Bombardier BD-700 Global Express | Estimated $40 Million
Bill Gates is not only one of the wealthiest people in the planet; he is also one of the great pillars of modern day technology. He was a well-known entrepreneur and pioneer of the microcomputer revolution in the 1970s and 1980s. The fact that he owns a private jet isn’t surprising at all. His Bombardier comes with the latest technology, which befits the brains behind Microsoft.
Safety and style are the priorities for him when traveling. Two things that he can easily afford, given his net worth of $89 billion. Bill Gates spent $40 million on the aircraft—barely making a dent in his credit report, we’re sure. We wonder, what does someone like Bill Gates bring along with him during long-haul flights? It’s not hard to imagine the modern genius working and creating even while traveling.
BONO | Kingdom Come | Estimated $22 Million
U2’s former lead singer BONO is now one of the richest and the most iconic musical performers in the world. Bono is known for his active actions for social justice through U2 and individuals. He is particularly active in African events and co-founded DATA, EDUN, ONE Campaign and Product Red. His career has been so successful that he amassed a net worth of $900 million.
With this, he chose to buy something that will allow him to travel by sea whenever he wanted to. The luxury ship called Kingdom Come measures 198ft long. Some its features include a spacious deck, a master suite that comes complete with a marble bathroom, gold-plated furniture and a hot tub. This degree of comfort matches those who have posh taste. Bono isn’t just a musician, he is also a prolific businessman and investor. It’s easy to see why he would want to enjoy his downtime privately and luxuriously, too.
Selena Gomez | Bombardier Challenger 300 | Estimated $250K Per Month
The Barney alumna and Disney darling has come a long way. Elena Gomez has worked with various charitable organizations and was appointed as UNICEF Ambassador at the age of 17. Several years ago, She has bloomed into a fine young woman, and a famous celebrity who is also one of the highest-paid in the industry. Aside from investing money, Selena Gomez also has a few luxuries she gifts herself with.
This includes the private jet she regularly uses for both work and play. While there’s no confirmation of ownership, we can be sure that the beautiful singer pays around $250k a month for it. With that much money, she’s probably better off buying one. Given her net worth and consistent flow of jobs, Selena Gomez can definitely afford to do so. We wonder what her financial advisor thinks of her monthly allowance for the private plane.
Matthew McConaughey | Bombardier Global 7000 | Estimated $72.8 Million
Matthew McConaughey is the ultimate jack of all trades. Not only is Matthew a famous actor, he has also dived into several other aspects of film and entertainment. He has been directing, producing, modeling, and writing. He also founded the “Keep Life Justice” Foundation, “dedicated to helping young people live active lives, make healthy choices, and become outstanding men and women.” On February 25, 2016, McConaughey’s ” “Basic Skills” won the Unity4: Human Innovative Conscience Award.
With the extensive and fruitful career that he has been enjoying, the actor has earned a whopping net worth of $95 million for himself. Purchasing his own private jet was not a problem at all. It was an investment that we’re sure anyone would have approved of, given its usefulness. He didn’t even need a loan to acquire the $72.8 million Bombardier Global 7000. The aircraft says lot about the celebrity’s social and economic status in life. He has come a long way from his humble childhood in Texas!
John Travolta | Boeing 707 | Estimated $4.5 Million
John Travolta is an entertainment icon and one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood. Travolta was nominated for Best Actor Oscar for his performances in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Pulp Fiction.” He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Movie-Music or Comedy for his performance. He isn’t just known for his many talents, but also for his hobby. It isn’t a secret that the actor had his home designed like an airport!
John is very open about his passion for aviation. Within his multi-million dollar estate, John keeps four of his planes parked. We hope he has a proper home security system!Since the talented actor is also a licensed pilot, he is able to fly with his family whenever he wants to. It’s as easy as getting in a car for him, after all! He is also known to have donated his old Boeing 707 to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.
Harrison Ford | Cessna 680 Sovereign | Estimated $18 Million
Harrison Ford is another legend in the film industry, but he has other ventures aside from being everyone’s favorite action icon. As of 2019, the domestic box office of his films in the United States totaled more than 5.1 billion U.S. dollars, and the global box office exceeded 9.3 billion U.S. dollars, making him the fourth largest domestic box office ever. Like Travolta, he is also a big fan of aviation.
He has more planes than the Grease star, however. Ford has a total of 8 aircraft, which includes both planes and helicopters. Some of these aircraft had been with him since his days working on the set of Star Wars. With his vast collection of aircraft, the actor has also lent a hand in various search and rescue missions. True to his Han Solo character, Harrison has been a knight in shining armor for many. So while some might think his hobby is excessive, we’re sure he thinks the investment is worth it.
Celine Dion | Bombardier Global Express | Estimated $42 Million
Musical legend Celine Dion has earned a lot of money from her long and successful career. She is known for her powerful, skilled voice, and is still the best-selling Canadian recording artist and one of the best-selling artists of all time with more than 2 million records sold. She has amassed a total net worth of $800 million. It is a known fact that the singer adores all things classy. Given her fortune, she can definitely treat herself to a number of different luxuries.
Aside from designer clothing and jewelry, Celine Dion has also invested in her very own private plane. The peak of class, if you ask us.The plane comes with a total of 14 seats and features a chic all-leather interior. The singer even has a private chef onboard to ensure she’s always eating and traveling in the utmost style. With her constant flying, we hope Celine also has her travel insurance updated!
Chris Brown | Gulfstream IV | Estimated $110K per Round Trip
With his first single “Run It!” topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Brown became the first male artist to top the list with his first solo single since 1997. Multi-awarded singer Chris Brown is not only well-known for his music, but also for his lavish lifestyle. He has won 5 Billboard Music Awards, 14 BET Awards, and 5 Soul Train Music Awards over the years.
Outside of music, he also has a luxurious lifestyle to maintain and there’s little doubt about how much hard work he puts into it. After all, a world-class artist requires a degree of grandness when it comes to how he travels. You won’t catch Chris queuing up at the airport! The singer regularly rents private jets to get to his next destination. His constant? A Gulfstream IV, which costs $110k for every round trip. He might as well purchase one for himself given that price.
Enrique Iglesias | Gulfstream IV | Estimated $3.6 Million
Mexican pop star Enrique Iglesias is also an avid aviation fan. He signed a number of album deals with Universal Music Group for US$68 million with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish album, and Interscope Records. Because of his great love for flying, he worked hard to get licensed as a pilot for small planes and helicopters. Like Harrison Ford and John Travolta, Enrique can fly wherever his heart desires. Of course, what is a pilot without his ride?
With thanks to his long and productive career, the singer was able to acquire a Gulfstream IV which has an estimated price tag of $3.6 million. While it may have cost him a hefty amount of investment money, it is worth every penny. After all, he no longer has to queue up or purchase first-class tickets whenever he travels. There is nothing more luxurious than owning your own private plane!
Tom Hanks | ENIGMA | Estimated $275K per Week
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and film producer. Hanks is known for his comedy and dramatic roles, is one of the most popular and well-known movie stars in the world, and is regarded as an American cultural icon. Romantic getaways are a dream for many. Have you ever pictured yourself sunbathing on the deck of a yacht with your lover? This is something that not many have the privilege to enjoy, but for some celebs? It’s a normal activity for whenever they go on holiday.
Famous actor Tom Hanks took his wife Rita Wilson, which certainly had many couples dreaming of it when pictures of their wedding anniversary surfaced. The couple was photographed aboard the ENIGMA, a lavish yacht that they rented for an estimated price tag of $275k per week. After having been married for decades, with children who are all grown up and successful, this romantic retreat was well-deserved. This famous couple didn’t even need a personal loan for it!
Jerry Seinfeld | Gulfstream V | Estimated $22 million
Jerry Seinfeld is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he co-created and created with Larry David. He is one of the wealthiest and highest-paid actors in history. You might remember him best for starring in the long-running comedy TV series Seinfeld for nine long seasons.
During his time on the show, he has managed to amass a net worth of $860 million. With that much money, what did he invest in? Well, like others on this list, he chose a private plane. His Gulfstream V is estimated to be priced at $22 million in the market. He might have used up a lot of investment money, but he won’t be going bankrupt soon. Jerry is still one of the most sought after actors in the industry. He is also into producing and directing, which should help ensure his career longevity.
Michael Jordan | Mr. Terrible | Estimated $47 Million
When you’re considered as the “greatest player of all time”, it follows that you will gain not only fame but also fortune. Michael Jordan is idolized by many for his superb skills at playing ball. Through his successful career, he was able to earn a significant amount of money. More than enough to maintain his lifestyle, and enjoy a number of luxuries to boot.
He played an indispensable role in helping to promote the NBA on a global scale in the 1980s and 1990s, and he is now a global cultural icon. So, what does a guy like Michael Jordan invest his money in? Well, aside from expensive real estate, he also has a collection of fancy vehicles. In fact, he owns a watercraft he has named “Mr. Terrible.” It comes with features such as an underwater camera and an outdoor dining space. It sounds like a private cruise party for our favorite athlete!
Beyoncé’ & Jay-Z | Galactica Star | Estimated $70 Million
Beyoncé is one of the world’s best-selling recording artists and has sold 118 million records worldwide. Jay-Z is recognized as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history. They are one of Hollywood’s biggest power couples. Beyonce and Jay-Z surely lead a life that reflects their success together and in their individual careers. They each have a significant net worth, so extravagant purchases barely make a dent in their credit report.
We’re talking top of the line foreign cars, huge mansions, and expensive vacations. While it is a well-known fact that they own a private plane, were you aware that these two have their own seacraft as well? The Galactica Star was purchased for around $70 million. It measures in at 213 feet long and has stunning features including a swimming pool, a sauna, and a jacuzzi. It also boasts of a helipad and a sundeck. Needless to say, they know how to travel in style.
Jackie Chan | Embraer Legacy | Estimated $20 Million
Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, stuntman, film producer, action choreographer and singer. He is well-known in the film industry for his outstanding acrobatic fighting\comedy style. The legendary actor is given credit for having the Most Stunts Performed by a Living Actor according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Having been in the acting scene since the ‘60s, Chan has fans all over the world.
He is not only an actor and a stuntman, but he is also very involved in other parts of filmmaking. His career in the entertainment industry has been so productive that he has managed to earn a significant net worth. We’re sure the humble actor checked in with his financial advisors before purchasing the Embraer Legacy. The business jet costs $20 million, but the actor certainly puts it to good use. After all, he is also a prolific businessman who constantly travels for work.
Clint Eastwood | Aerospatiale A-Star Helicopter | Estimated $1.5 Million
Iconic actor Clint Eastwood is a very talented man. His memorable performances in his films show his prowess and versatility as an actor. Eastwood was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his Western film “Unforgivable” (1992) and the sports drama “Million Dollar Baby” (2004) won Best Director and Best Picture prize. His work in filmmaking and music also shows that he has more to offer other than acting.
He is indeed a powerhouse in the industry. What not many know, however, is that he is also a licensed pilot. He knows how to fly and owns an Aerospatiale A-Star Helicopter, which he drives around himself. Having a net worth of $375 million, the $1.5 million that he had to shell out to purchase this helicopter shouldn’t have dented his bank account at all. Though insurance rates are high, considering the risks involved, Eastwood has been at this hobby for three decades and counting.
Kirsty Bertarelli | Vava II | Estimated $130 Million
Miss UK 1988 Kirsty Bertarelli is well-known for being a beauty with brains. She is also considered the epitome of class and sophistication. Kirsty was born in England and spent his childhood in Stone, Staffordshire. Her family previously owned Churchill China, which is one of the world’s leading ceramic product manufacturers. She married Italian billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli back in 2000 and has since become one of the richest women in the world. Since retiring from the pageant since, Kirsty has turned to singing and songwriting.
Just like her husband, she frequently gives to different charities. This doesn’t mean they skip basic celeb luxuries, however. One of their investments is the Vava II, a lavish yacht that has a market price of around $130 million. Other than the dizzying price tag, the craft also ranks as the 33rd largest yacht in the planet. That’s akin to bringing a small tropical island wherever they go!
Angelina Jolie | Cirrus SR22 | Estimated $650K
Angelina Jolie is an American actress and director. Receiving numerous honors, including Oscars and three Golden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress many times. A promise to your child is one that you must keep. Movie star and all-around powerhouse Angelina Jolie once promised her son Maddox that she would fly. She gives credit to this story as the inspiration for her getting her pilot’s license, which she received in 2004.
Currently, the actress owns a Cirrus SR22, which is a small airplane that can sit around 5 people. The plane isn’t just a personal luxury, however. She was featured in The Queen’s Green Planet, a documentary that showed her as one pilots flying over the Namibian desert. This was meant to promote the Namibian government’s environmental advocacies. Her philanthropic work is really an inspiration not only to her own six children, but to the rest of the world.
Simon Cowell | Gulfstream G550 | Estimated $61.5 Million
Simon Cowell is a famous media personality. He is best known for creating the TV talent competition X-factor and for being one of the feared judges on American Idol. As a judge of TV music and talent show, Kewell often makes outspoken and controversial comments, including insults and faults on the contestants and their singing ability. He combines activities in the television and music industries. Through his reputation, he has managed to gain both critics and fans. Both contribute to his success, however.
Aside from working hard, he is also known to live big. What do we mean? Well, aside from major real estate investments, Simon also enjoys going on extravagant trips with only the best accommodations. To meet his very strict standards, he made an investment toward purchasing a Gulfstream G550. The price tag? $61.5 million. It does provide the TV personality with the utmost comfort whenever he travels, so it’s small price to pay for traveling in style—right?
Kris Jenner | O’Ceanos | Estimated $185K per Week
Jenner opened a children’s boutique with his eldest daughter Kourtney in 2004. This boutique is called “Smooch”. In 2011, Jenner launched the QVC clothing line Kris Jenner Kollection. Keeping up with the Kardashians is a reality show that has exposed to the world exactly what the high life is. It featured the Kardashian-Jenner Clan, along with their spouses. As the family’s matriarch, the show highlighted how Kris helps keep the family together despite the many different challenges they experienced.
Of course, it also emphasized their lifestyle—including their spending habits. Considering their individual net worth and luxurious tastes, it isn’t surprising to see them drop cash on expensive vacations. Kris rented out an O’Ceanos for $185k per week, during a trip to Greece. The price tag was pretty hefty, but Kris has excellent money management so she knows it’ll be worth it—especially when added as part of a show episode.
Justin Bieber | Gulfstream G4 | Estimated $60 Million
Justin Bieber is one the biggest names in pop culture and music at the moment. Bieber’s debut work “EP My World” Bieber was released at the end of 2009, becoming the first singer to make his debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 7 songs. He has risen to fame quite quickly, first gaining fans on YouTube before signing with a major record company. Since then, he has been topping charts and going on sold-out world tours.
It’s a fast paced lifestyle that requires the right ride so he can keep up. To take him from one gig to another with ease, Justin bought a Gulfstream G4, which cost him a cool $60 million. Was the expense too hefty for the young star? Well, some people believe it is. Nonetheless, he is no stranger to extravagance so we’re not too surprised. We just hope he gets the proper insurance and security for his purchase!
Steven Spielberg | Seven Seas | Estimated $184 Million
Steven Spielberg is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the pioneers of the new Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in the history of film. Steven Spielberg is the man behind the iconic thriller film Jaws, his love for the ocean is also apparent in the sea craft he has chosen to invest in. We doubt a shark would be able to bite through his gorgeous yacht aptly named, Seven Seas.
Reports suggest that the sear craft cost him $184 million. It comes with various amenities befitting the director and any guests he might have on board. It measures in at 282 feet long and has room for 12. The size doesn’t suit Spielberg, however, as there have been reports that he is still on the lookout for a much bigger vessel! We wonder what other features he wants to add should he find a more spacious craft for his next investment.
Tom Cruise | Gulfstream IV |Estimated $36 Million
Famous actor Tom Cruise is one of the biggest names in the film industry, his work has received various accolades, including three Golden Globe Awards and three Oscar nominations. As of 2020, his net worth is $570 million, making him one of the highest-paid actors in the world. Not only is he known for his memorable performances, but he is also quite popular for his dashing looks.
His life is followed by the public and he is hounded by paparazzi almost all the time. It made sense for him to make investments toward a more private way of traveling. In this case, the actor settled on his own private jet. Not only will he get the privacy he needs, but he can also get to wherever he needs to be quickly. The Gulfstream IV had a price tag of around $36 million and can comfortably sit 20 people, along with a crew of 12 people.
Rihanna – Superyacht – Estimated $250K per Week
It’s safe to say that Rihanna spent much of her days by the ocean, having grown up in beautiful Barbados. After signing with Def Jam in 2005, she quickly gained recognition and released her first two studio albums, these two albums both are influenced by Caribbean music and stand out in the top ten in the United States.
She has always loved the water, and now that she can afford so much more, she makes it a point to always visit home. In fact, the singer barely hesitates when it comes to dropping $125k to $350k for a week on a rented yacht. She was also spotted aboard a Superyacht, which cost the artist $250k for a week. While she hasn’t dipped into owning a yacht of her own, we can assume that it will happen one day. The degree of wealth she has been amassing from both music and her businesses will certainly allow her to do so with ease.
Leonardo DiCaprio | Topaz | Estimated $1.3 Million per Week
Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has made a name for himself in the film industry. As of 2019, Leonardo DiCaprio’s films have achieved global box office revenue of 7.2 billion U.S. dollars, and he ranks eighth in the annual ranking of the world’s highest paid actors. He has been in several blockbuster movies and in every one of them, he never failed to bring his A-game.
This is what brought him much success and, of course, wealth. Given that the actor lives a low-profile life, few are aware of how wealthy he really is. It is common knowledge that he owns an island that will be turned into an eco-resort, but what other investments does he have?
For his island, he also has a sea craft. Not just any sea craft, however, because this bachelor prefers to travel in style. Just take the Topaz Superyacht for example. It costs him $1.3 million per week.
Roberto Cavalli | Baglietto Yacht | Estimated $40 Million
Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer and inventor. He is known for his exotic prints and the sandblasted look of his jeans. It is a fact that fashion is a personal statement. Think of it as a part of your personality that has been transformed into a visual, so you can show it off to the world. The character of Roberto Cavalli definitely shines through his designs. The Italian fashion designer is known for his eccentric taste.
It follows that the style of his extravagant sea craft is just as original. He made an investment on a Baglietto Yacht, which measures 134 feet long and can house up to 8 passengers, along with a staff of 4 people. It is colorful and customized according to Cavalli’s preferences. If you have a vision and the resources to get everything done, then why not make it come true?
Larry Page & Sergey Brin – Boeing 767-200, Estimated $40 Million
Larry Page is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur. He and Sergey Brin are known as one of the co-founders of Google. Their company and products are among the pillars of technological advancement. Both men have also made significant contributions to their field and society as a whole. Of course, it is no secret that they have amassed quite a fortune as well.
They bought a Boeing 767-200 and customized it, turning the plain aircraft into the popular Google Jet. The plane has two staterooms and a dining room which can comfortably seat 15 people. Larry and Sergey also have their own bedrooms. Sergey even has a king-sized bed in his! This company investment isn’t something they use for personal luxury, it serves the entire team as well. We can’t deny that it’s really cool, though.
Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady | Gulfstream G550 | Estimated $50 Million
Since 2001, Bündchen has been one of the world’s highest paid supermodels, Tom Brady is a famous American football player. Celebrity couple Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady love to travel around the world. Whether they have to go somewhere for work or for leisure, they always chose to do it in style.
They have their own private jet to fly with, so they can conveniently go wherever they please and whenever they need to. The Gulfstream G550 has an estimated market price of about $50 million, which is a lot of investment money but we’re sure they make full use of it. The plane sports a beautiful black color, which is a perfect fit for the fashion-conscious couple. Given how often they travel and how crowded airports can be, we’re sure this purchase a will pay off in the long-run.
Peter Jackson | Gulfstream G550 | Estimated $68 Million
Peter Jackson is the third-highest box office film director of all time. His films have earned more than US$6.5 billion at the global box office. The director of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, has made a fortune through his many blockbusters over the years. Given his line of work, he has to travel a lot. Shooting movies can become quite taxing, especially if he has to fly overseas to do it.
It will add to the stress of making a movie, so we’re not surprised about his decision to buy a private jet to fix this problem. With thanks to his excellent money management skill, Peter was able to purchase the Gulfstream G550. It can seat 19 passengers and he even had a studio installed inside the aircraft so he can continue to work while traveling. Aside from luxury, this plane can also boast of efficiency.
Giorgio Armani | Main | Estimated $60 Million
A giant in fashion, Giorgio Armani knows how to exude class and sophistication. In 1975, he established his own company Armani, which eventually diversified into music, sports and luxury hotels. By 2001, Amani was recognized as the most successful Italian designer and was known for his pioneering red carpet fashion. With his extensive and highly respected work in the fashion industry, he has amassed a net worth of $8 billion.
It is befitting of his status that he would also own a yacht as chic as he is. His $60 million vessel is 210 feet long, and features a cinema and a gym. It also has room for 12 passengers. We imagine the exclusive parties that happen there are star-studded and undeniably high-class. With his earnings, this purchase shouldn’t even be a problem. His financial advisors certainly made sure that it wouldn’t make a dent in the designer’s overall assets. The purchase is great for business-related matters as well.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather | Gulfstream IV | Estimated $40 Million
Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has made a name for himself in the sports world. He is an American professional boxer and former professional boxer. He played in the competition between 1996 and 2015 and had a singles comeback in 2017. He has won a ton of money from all his victories. Floyd also receives earnings from his different businesses, endorsements, and other ventures.
The athlete’s net worth is close to a billion dollars, so it only follows that he indulge himself a bit. He does have a reputation for spending big. The boxer invested money in two jet planes: a small one for business trips, and a bigger one for when he decides to bring a posse with him. He really is living the life of the elite. Insurance for his aircrafts will cost him a lot, but the boxer can pay for that without breaking the bank.
Jim Carrey | Gulfstream V | Estimated $59 Million
Comedian and renowned actor Jim Carrey has been starring in films and making us laugh for years now. Carrey is known for his energetic farce performances, and was first recognized in 1990 after taking a regular role in the American sketch comedy TV series In Living Color. Through his work, he has earned a net worth of $150 million. The actor doesn’t take his hard-earned money as a joking matter, of course.
We’re sure he has a great financial advisor who helps him plan. Every purchase is significant and this includes his gorgeous Gulfstream V. Having their very own private jet is one thing that every big movie star seeks to achieve. He bought the jet for roughly $59 million and also rents it out when he isn’t using it. At $8,000 an hour, that plane will certainly pay for itself eventually. A smart business move, from the genius actor!
Jay-Z | Bombardier Challenger 850 | Estimated $40 Million
Jay-Z is an American rapper, songwriter, record manager, businessman and record producer. He is recognized as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history, and is often referred to as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s yacht has already been mentioned, but did you know that the wealthy rapper also has his own private jet? Aside from sailing the oceans with his wife, he also flies the skies with utmost style.
Since Jay-Z is also a well-known entrepreneur, he often takes his jet out when he has business trips. When he has gigs out of town, he takes the plane to ensure comfort and efficiency. He bought the Bombardier Challenger 850, which is equipped with a living room, a bedroom, bathrooms and a kitchen. Sounds like a house right? He didn’t even need to take out a loan to get his very own penthouse in the sky. We don’t doubt that Beyoncé loves it just as much!
Phil Mickelson | Gulfstream V | Estimated $60 Million
Champion golfer Phil Mickelson is one athlete who knows how to travel in class. Mickelson is one of 12 players in golf history to win three of the four Grand Slams. He won all the Grand Slam tournaments except the US Open, where he was runner-up six times. Because he has to go to tournaments in different places around the world, it can be taxing on him and affect his game.
To minimize the side effects of flying commercially, he bought his very own Gulfstream V to use for both business and leisure. The plane can seat up to 14 guests comfortably, so he can take his crew and even his family. It even features internet connectivity and a fancy entertainment system. He wouldn’t have to deal with travel fatigue and get ample rest along the way. As an athlete, he needs to recharge often. That’s not a bad investment for someone with this kind of lifestyle.
Mark Cuban | Gulfstream V | Estimated $40 Million
Traveling conveniently is something that celebrities and even the average flyer dreams of. Imagine the privacy and the fact that you can do whatever you want comfortably. For businessmen and women, the ability to work while traveling is a godsend. This why entrepreneur Mark Cuban chose to buy himself a jet plane instead. He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the chairman of AXS TV. He is also one of the main “shark” investors in the ABC reality TV show “Shark Tank”.
He owns a Gulfstream V and with it, he can go to the next business meeting without breaking a sweat. The plane costs around $40 million in the market. Though he does pay quite a hefty amount of money for the insurance, we’re sure Cuban doesn’t mind. As someone who has spent years in the business, he understands the importance of taking precautions and the value of security.
Neymar da Silva Santos | Cessna 680 | Estimated $10 Million
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is one soccer superstar that consistently makes headlines in the sports world. Neymar ranks among the most outstanding athletes in the world. In 2012 and 2013, SportsPro rated him as the most marketable athlete in the world, while ESPN ranked him as the fourth most famous athlete in the world in 2016. With the work that he has done in the sport, he has also earned a fortune.
Using some of the money he has earned, Neymar bought himself a fancy new aircraft—a Cessna 680 to be exact. We wonder what his financial advisor thought of this one. After all, this isn’t the first luxury vehicle he has bought. Neymar also owns a helicopter valued at $4 million, a yacht, and a second airplane. These are some expensive purchases, but he can handle the costs of maintaining them. The athlete earns millions every season and likely has business ventures to his name as well.
Seth MacFarlane | Gulfstream | Estimated $50 Million
Thanks to its adult and often dark humor, Family Guy was able to find a solid fan base and gain popularity as time went on. Who would’ve thought that the animated series would win over as many people as it did? For that, we have to give credit to its creator. He is the brains behind the show’s success, after all. Seth MacFarlane started the show in 1999. It has received a number of accolades since and made MacFarlane insanely rich, too.
In 2008, he created his own YouTube series, a cartoon comedy team called Seth MacFarlane. He has won multiple awards for his work on “Family Guy”, including five Primetime Emmy Awards and an Annie Award. Through his earnings, he was able to acquire a Gulfstream worth $50 million. With the nature of his work, it’s easy to see why he thought this would be better than commercial flights. Comfort and privacy must be among his priorities.
JK Rowling | Amphitrite Yacht | Estimated $28 Million
Before landing a publishing deal for her books, JK Rowling had been rejected multiple times. Today, however, she is one of the wealthiest people in the world. The Harry Potter author has come a long way from her humble beginnings, when she was still trying to make a name for herself. She has made quite a fortune, thanks to the boy wizard. Her sales in the UK totaled more than 238 million pounds, making her the best-selling living writer in the UK. In the 2020 Sunday Times Rich List, Rowling’s wealth is estimated at £795 million.
Using some of that money, she purchased the Amphitrite Yacht, which is worth roughly $28 million. Investment planning doesn’t always mean going into business. Sometimes, it is also investing in oneself as well. The luxury vessel boasts 5 cabins, a master bedroom, water sports gear, and an entertainment system with a satellite TV. The Art-Deco ship can host up to 10 passengers.
Tracy McGrady | Falcon 2000 | Estimated $27 Million
Tracy McGrady is a former professional basketball player in the United States, known for his career in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Former basketball superstar Tracy McGrady gets credit for being the first athlete from the NBA to purchase himself a private jet. Ever since he made this extravagant buy, a number of other players bought themselves one as well. He set the trend, though some question his purchase given his current financial status.
Financial experts say that with his net worth of $70 million, the jet plane was too expensive. However, others speculate that the Falcon 2000 he bought for around $27 million was more of a business pursuit rather than a personal luxury. He may have had plans to rent it out in order to earn more. If these reports are true, then McGrady actually made a smart business move.
Billy Joel | Vendetta | Estimated $1.2 Million
Musical legend Billy Joel is well-known when it comes to his passion for music and creating it. As a solo singer since the 1970s, he has released 12 studio albums, with more than 150 million records sold all over the world. His album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 compiled in 1985 is one of the best-selling albums in the United States. However, did you know that he also has a strong interest in boats? He is a big fan of sailing and at one point, even had five boats to his name.
Considering the amount of insurance he would have to pay for each one, the singer eventually sold four off. His prized vessel would be Vendetta. The yacht measures in at 57 feet long and was acquired this for $1.2 million. He didn’t even need to borrow money for this purchase. The piano man has earned a significant fortune from the music industry, which enables him to indulge his different interests without worry.
39. THE EDGE | The Cyan | Estimated $12 Million
David Evans, better known as ‘The Edge’ from the band U2 has been a member of the group since its establishment, and he has recorded 14 studio albums and a solo record with them. He bought himself a nice little sea craft as well. The Cyan is a Superyacht that he purchased for a cool $12 million. It can host up to 12 passengers at a time and boasts a number of nifty features.
With 6 cabins, an entertainment system, and a gym, the boat promises an exquisite time to its passengers. Evans also rents out the yacht for $192k a trip. Not only is it a treat for the band member, the purchase will also provide a good return on his investment. It’s a smart move to make it a business venture too. After all, as a musician, he’s often out performing instead of relaxing on The Cyan.
Magic Johnson | Gulfstream G-III | Estimated $40 Million
Johnson is generally considered the best point guard of all time and one of the greatest players in NBA history. He played for the Lakers for 13 seasons. Being an athlete is a fairly short-term career, even if you’re a legend like Magic Johnson. While he remains highly-respected as an artist, he moved on to becoming a businessman after retiring from the sport.
He did earn a fortune from his athletic career, but he grew his money even more when he delved into various ventures. As a prolific businessman, traveling became an essential and what better solution for that than his own private jet? He made the investment and purchased a Gulfstream G-III for $40 million. While he has since traded in big parties for the serious workplace, we’re sure he still takes family and friends traveling with him aboard his sleek aircraft. A man has to work hard and play hard, after all.
Arnold Schwarzenegger | Gulfstream III | Estimated $35 Million
Arnold Schwarzenegger was already a big name in the film industry before he entered politics. Schwarzenegger started lifting weights at the age of 15 and won the title of Mr. Universe at the age of 20, and then won the Mr. Olympia competition seven times. When he was the governor of Sacramento, he needed to travel to and from Los Angeles to shoot his movies as well. Because of this predicament, he bought a Gulfstream III for about $35 million.
Being a famous personality, a commercial plane didn’t provide him with enough privacy and comfort. He also had a tight schedule to keep up with, so the private jet was a good investment on his part. Schwarzenegger might spend big, but did you know he declined the governor’s paycheck when he was in office? He had already earned a huge net worth by that point, and only wanted to serve the people.
Sergio Garcia | Hawker 850 | Estimated $16 Million
Sergio Garcia is one of golf’s biggest stars. He has played all around the world and made a name for himself through his skill and talent. Sergio Garciaarcía has won 36 international professional competitions, the most famous of which are the 2008 Players Championship and the 2017 Masters. Aside from playing, he also needs to travel a lot for his various other ventures. This was why he decided to invest in a private jet.
He owns a Hawker 850 that has an estimated cost of $16 million. Though it is a bit of an expense, it comes with plenty of benefits. Sergio would be able to travel in comfort and won’t have to worry about missing his flight. He is also sure to arrive at his games and business meetings in optimum state, without any stress or jetlag. Needless to say, he did well with this investment.
Diane von Fürstenberg | Eos | Estimated $100 Million
The fashion industry is full of creatives who set the trends for everyone else. There is great pressure for those considered to be giants in the field. One such fashion powerhouse is Diane Von Furstenburg. Her fashion company Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) has 45 independent stores in more than 70 countries and regions around the world. The company’s headquarters and flagship store are located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
The fashion designer creates some of the most beautiful pieces of garments, which are known to be classy. To unwind, she heads to the sea. Diane is the proud owner of the $100 million Eos. The yacht is exquisite and reflects her sophisticated taste. Eos can accommodate 16 passengers and 21 staff members. She would be able to host parties on board, without worry. Her guests will surely have a grand time as well, since the sea craft provides the highest degree of comfort possible.
Tiger Woods | Privacy| Estimated $20 Million
Tiger Woods is, arguably, one of the most popular golfers in the world. By the end of April 1997, he had won three PGA Tour events, with the exception of his first Grand Slam, the 1997 Masters, with a record score of 12 wins. He is not only a well-known athlete, but he has also become a very public personality. Nonetheless, he does his best to keep his private life separate from the sport.
The paparazzi can be persistent, however, and end up invading his privacy anyway. It is quite fitting that after his bout with the media, the athlete opted to invest in a luxury yacht aptly named “Privacy”. The boat boasts of great features like a gym, a cinema, a lounge bar, a jacuzzi, water sports gear, and jet skis. It can accommodate up to 21 passengers, allowing Tiger to bring his kids and friends along for the ride.
DJ Khaled | Gulfstream G2 | Estimated $38K per Round Trip
Music producer DJ Khaled has become a big name in the music industry over the past few years. Khaled first served as a radio host on Radio 99 Jamz in the 1990s and expressed his reputation by cooperating with Terror Squad as a live performance DJ. Through his work, he has earned a fortune. He was able to purchase a $10 million mansion to live in, without needing a mortgage. Unsurprisingly, he also owns a private jet.
He made these purchases not just for himself, but for his family as well. Though he is famous for living the high life and indulging in the finer things, he takes great care of his family too. In fact, he brings his son Asahd with him when he goes on trips or performances. They spend a lot of their time bonding aboard their Gulfstream G2. They also rent out the aircraft for $38,000 per round trip.
Dave Coulier | Beechcraft Bonanza B35 | Estimated $815K
David Alan Coulier, formerly known as Couwlier, was born on September 21, 1959 in David Alan Couwlier and Arlen Couwlier on the coast of St. Clair, Michigan. His mother is from Canada. Grandmother is a Jewish immigrant from Germany. Full House actor Dave Coulier is one talented man. He rose to fame through the ABC family sitcom, but he is also skilled in other areas.
Throughout his career, he has done voice acting, impressionist work, TV hosting and stand-up comedy. His time in the entertainment industry has earned him a fortune, and it is with this wealth that he was able to buy himself a private jet. He purchased a Beechcraft Bonanza B35 without needing a loan. Other than traveling in style, another reason for his purchase is his passion for aviation. The actor is actually a licensed pilot and can fly the jet himself. In fact, he received his license when he was only 20 years of age.
Michael Schumacher | Falcon 200 | $22 Million
Michael Schumacher is nearly synonymous with Formula One. From 2000 to 2004, Schumacher won five consecutive driver championships, including an unprecedented sixth and seventh. Not only is he one of the best drivers in the field, he is also one of the wealthiest. The race car driver currently has a whopping net worth of $800 million.
With 7 World Championships to his credit, it does not come as a shock that he could afford a luxury aircraft. Seeking style and comfort, he acquired a Falcon 200 for $22 million. If he’s not burning rubber on the track, you can find him jetsetting around the globe aboard his aircraft. We wonder if he’s ever considered getting a pilot license on top of his racing one. Then again, planes don’t nearly fly as fast as his cars—so he might find them too slow.
Bella Hadid | JetLux | Estimated $100K per Trip
Bella Hadid is a model and social media influencer. She is the daughter of Yolanda Hadid and the younger sister of supermodel Gigi Hadid, with whom she shares many career milestones with. Hadid started modeling at the age of 16 through the Flynn Skye commercial project. Hadid also modeled Hanna Hayes’ Fall Winter 2013 series and many other commercial projects. The IT girl is regularly jetting all over the world, whether it be for work or leisure.
You wouldn’t catch her on a commercial flight, though. How does she afford private jet rides? Just by posting a picture of herself with a particular brand on Instagram, she can earn $100,000—about the same price as a round trip! That’s the degree of brand reputation she currently has. In fact her current net worth is at $12 million, which she earned on her own. No wonder she seems to live such a carefree life!
Tim McGraw | Cirrus SR22 | Estimated $650K
Country singer and award-winning artist Tim McGraw has been serenading fans for years. He has also delved into acting, further raising his contributions to the entertainment world. All these albums have produced 65 singles, 25 of which ranked first in the album. He was honored by the Italian National American Foundation (NIAF) in 2004 and received the NIAF Special Music Achievement Award. In that time, he didn’t just gain fame, but also increased his personal wealthy.
Tim has released 15 albums in total and 10 of them made it to the top spot in the Top Country Albums chart. Given his tremendous success, he decided to treat himself to an aircraft. Since he also has a pilot license, he bought a Cirrus SR22. Some days, he likes being a passenger, but he also enjoys taking the lead and piloting the craft himself. He has taken his wife and kids aboard, too! Insurance for even a small plane can be steep, but they can easily afford it.
Dr.Dre | Naia | Estimated | $580K per Week
Being a big name in music, Dr. Dre has experienced a lot. Dr.Dre is an African-American hip-hop musician, music producer, and rapper. He is one of the most successful, well-known, wealthiest and most influential producers in hip-hop music. He is a giant when it comes to music production and aside from his own rapping career, he has also worked with other artists like Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent.
Aside from music, Dr. Dre is also a businessman. He owns Beats Electronics and Aftermath Entertainment. His skill and hard work is evident in the 6 Grammy Awards that he has won over the years. When he does take a downtime and goes on a vacation, he has a favorite superyacht he always rents. The Naia Superyacht costs $580k a week and while this may be a hefty price, it’s a personal investment for him. After all his hard work, he and his family deserve all the luxury he can provide.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson | Gulfstream G650 | Estimated $65 Million
Johnson is regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers in history. He established a dynasty of 17 championships in WWE, including 8 WWE (F) championships and two WCW/world championships, as well as the winner of the 2000 Royal War. Though Dwayne Johnson, more popularly known as “The Rock” came from humble beginnings, he gradually rose to fame and amassed a total net worth of $220 million after years of hard work in the entertainment world.
Now that he’s being given credit as one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, The Rock can definitely afford more luxury. He acquired a Gulfstream G650 for around $65 million. The jet can bring him anywhere he wants to go, on his own schedule and terms. He doesn’t have to worry about fans and paparazzi trying to get to him all the time. He can also go on trips in style. The vacations he will take with his family will always be smooth and comfortable in this aircraft.
James Packer | Arctic P |Estimated $10 Million per Year
James Packer inherited the control of the family company, as well as investment in Crown Resorts and other companies. In May 2019, the “Financial Review” rich list assessed Packer’s net worth at 4.94 billion Australian dollars. Billionaire James Packer became famous as Mariah Carey’s ex-fiancé. Unfortunately, the couple’s relationship did not last and they went on their separate ways.
Though this was the case, the Australian tycoon won over fans of his own. He is known to be lavish and likes to make investments on expensive things to up his game. His Arctic P is a yacht that comes with a swimming pool, a media center, a beach club, a Jacuzzi and a price tag of $10 million per year. Going on trips on this vessel sounds like a dream. He probably takes a bunch of his friends to party and cruise on the boat multiple times a year. It’s the kind of life many strive to achieve.
Dennis Quaid | Cessna Citation II | Estimated $600K
Famous 80’s star Dennis Quaid rose to fame as an actor who is known for his versatility. For his role in “Far from Paradise” (2002), he won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor and other honors. The Guardian named him one of the best actors who have never been nominated for an Oscar. He can do dramatic roles and be an effective comedian as well.
Because of his great talent, he became a great success and his net worth increased to $40 million. Quaid also got his pilot’s license during the peak of his career, over three decades ago. Because of this and his interest in flying, he put investment money in purchasing two planes. He has a Cessna Citation II and a Cessna 421 twin engine. He may be a huge fan of aviation, but he must also make sure he has proper insurance to cover for any health and safety risks involved with his hobby.
Paris Hilton | Boeing 747 | Estimated $260 Million
Paris Hilton is a socialite and entrepreneur known for her wealth and lavish lifestyle. She is also a model and endorses a lot of products, including her own. Hilton has built its media reputation into a brand of the same name, which includes 19 product lines, 50 boutiques worldwide and a club resort. So far, her perfume line alone has brought in more than $3 billion in revenue. Though she is an heiress who has access to her family’s huge fortune, she also has her own business ventures.
With the help of her expert financial advisor, she created her own handbag, watch and shoe lines and established a beach club. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be surprising for her to own a private jet as well. Her Boeing 747 comes with a dizzying price tag of roughly $260 million. Paris’ personal aircraft is sure to satisfy her sky high standards and impress her elite circle of friends as well.
Pitbull | Arianna | Estimated $225K per Week
The singer and famous celebrity Pitbull is known for his music videos that often feature huge beach parties and star-studded gatherings. He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, brand ambassador and philanthropist. He started his career in the early 2000s, recording reggae, Latin hip hop and incomplete music with many record companies. This is apparently something that is true to the artist’s life.
He regularly rents out a yacht called “Arianna” for $225k a week to go on his vacation trips. It had also been featured in some of his music videos. The vessel boasts a beautiful design and facilities that are only available to high-profile clients. It has a sauna, a spa bathtub, a bathroom, a huge fitness room and a private deck. Lavish parties have surely happened on this boat several times with him as captain! Though the insurance involved can be steep, the singer can surely afford this extra bit of luxury.
Morgan Freeman | SyberJet SJ30 | Estimated $7.5 Million
Morgan Freeman is an actor who has become a household name in Hollywood. He has appeared in a series of film genres depicting characters and roles, and is known for his distinctive voice. Freeman has won various honors, including Oscars, Golden Globes and Film Actors Guild Awards. His long and highly fruitful career has earned him a fortune.
Aside from getting credit for ranking as the fifth highest box office star, he also earned his pilot’s license at 65 years old. He proves that it’s never too late to learn something new! Because of his passion for aviation, he currently owns several aircrafts. He has a Cessna 414 twin engine, a Cessna Citation 501 and a SyberJet SJ30. Though he has been busy shooting new projects, he still finds the time to fly. He was involved in a plane crash back in 2015, but the actor survived the incident and remains very healthy for his age.
James Cameron | Triton | Estimated $3 Million
Cameron’s films in North America and the world at the box office were about 2 billion US dollars and 6 billion US dollars. “Avatar” and “Titanic” are the second and third highest grossing movies of all time. As the director of the iconic film Titanic, it is only fitting that James Cameron has sea craft of his own. Not only did he gain praise and recognition from the film, he also received a fortune thanks to it.
With his wealth, he decided to make an investment on a unique form of underwater vehicle. He purchased a submarine called the Triton, but it isn’t the only one he owns. James actually has a few more in his collection and he uses these for work whenever he needs to shoot scenes under the water. The submarine is quite helpful and allows the director to provide a unique perspective for his audiences. While some people choose to fly, James would rather dive into the ocean’s depths.
Calvin Klein | Vantage | Estimated $28 Million
The biggest names in the fashion industry sure know how to present themselves. In 1974, Klein designed tight-fitting iconic jeans, with a total revenue of $200,000 in the first week of sales. In the same year, he also became the first designer to win the Outstanding Design Award at the CFDA Awards Gala. Not only do they exude confidence and sophistication, they actually have the stuff to back up their classy personalities.
Calvin Klein, for example, is one of the most popular fashion designers today. While the brand is well-known for minimalism, it doesn’t stop him from enjoying a luxurious lifestyle. Having earned a net worth of $720 million, who wouldn’t want to enjoy the fruits of their own labor? Klein owns The Vantage, a yacht that features amenities well-suited to his lifestyle. The boat has a Jacuzzi, six cabins, a relaxation pad and a barbecue area. It can accommodate parties and intimate gatherings. Insurance companies certainly earn a fortune from these celeb purchases!
Paul Allen | Octopus | Estimated $200 million
He is an American business tycoon, investor and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding Microsoft in 1975 with his childhood friend Bill Gates. As the world evolves, so does technology. The gadgets and devices that we have today define our generation. Life as we knew it changed in the advent of computers.
It is not surprising, then, that the co-founder of one of the biggest computer companies in the world has quite a fortune in his bank account. Paul Allen sure can afford to treat himself to certain luxuries. He placed investment money on a $200 million yacht, which was formerly used as a scientific facility. The boat is called the Octopus and measures at 414 feet long. The floating vessel can accommodate helicopters and comes with its own landing craft. What an adventure it must be to stay in a boat like that!
Lewis Hamilton | Bombardier Challenger-600 | Estimated $20 Million
He is praised for attracting a global follower of Formula One because it attracts a large audience outside the sports world, partly because of his world-renowned lifestyle, environmental and social activities, and his achievements in music and fashion. Racers and fast cars are two peas in a pod. They also seem to have an affinity for other types of vehicles, such as aircrafts.
Take Lewis Hamilton for example. The famous race car driver had been enamored with the idea of flying and with the resources he has, the racer made this dream a reality. He is the proud owner a Bombardier Challenger-600, a private jet that he often uses for both business and pleasure. He purchased the plane for $20 million, which sounds hefty, but it is a small price to pay for a more comfortable and efficient way of traveling. Although he cannot pilot yet, there is always a possibility that he would get a license for that too.
Oprah Winfrey | Global Express XRS VIP | Estimated $42 Million
Iconic TV personality Oprah Winfrey did not get to her current lifestyle easily. She is the wealthiest African American in the 20th century and the first black billionaire in North America. She has always been the greatest black philanthropist in American history. From humble beginnings, she climbed up the ladder steadfastly to get to where she is now. Quite an inspiring story, her life features ups and downs that will warm your heart and lift your spirits.
Currently, she is one of the wealthiest media people in the industry. With her earnings, she was able to acquire her own private jet. The Global Express XRS VIP is a business jet that gets her to where she needs to go. It features a leather interior for a sleeker feel. It has a rest area, a dining room and a bathroom. The jet can accommodate up to 10 guests. That’s a 360-degree change from simple roots!
John Cena | Gulfstream | Estimated $20K per Flight
Cena has won five US championships, four world track and field team championships and 16 world championships. He is tied with Ric Flair for the most world championships in WWE history. Arguably the world’s most popular wrestler today, John Cena has made a fortune in his chosen field. His matches are anticipated by many and he has won the hearts of his fans through the years.
With their continued patronage, John was able to grow his net worth. In the same way, his schedule has become more hectic because other than being on the ring, he also has endorsements and other engagements. Given his fast-paced life, Cena always makes it a point to rent a Gulfstream for $20k per flight to efficiently get to where he needs to be. It’s a privilege that not many enjoy and is usually only afforded to the wealthiest. John works hard for his money so he can easily pay for these perks.
Hilary Duff | Hawker 800XPR | Estimated $16 Million
Hilary Duff rose to fame as the titular character for the Disney show Lizzie McGuire. The TV series ran from 2001-2004 and as a teenager, she managed to make a name for herself in the business. Her success in the entertainment industry led her to get involved in her own fashion companies, such as Hilary Duff’s Stuff and DKNY’s Femme. She has also invested in many businesses, from cosmetics to children’s products.
Since then, she has been receiving projects that allowed her to earn a net worth of $25 million. Hilary is also very active on social media and is generous when sharing her life with fans. Her Instagram posts always feature her family, including her kids and her sister Haylie Duff. In one of her posts, she was seen boarding a Hawker 800XPR. While there is no confirmation that she owns it, making a purchase such as this should be an easy investment for the actress.
Chris Hemsworth | Cessna Citation Excel | Estimated $12 Million
Heartthrob Chris Hemsworth has been busy making a lot of movies in the past few years. He is an Australian actor. Before starting his film career in Hollywood in Australia, he played Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series “Family and Away” (2004-07), thus making his mark in Australia. Although he is often seen shooting in the United States, the actor is actually from Australia. Because of this, he travels a lot on chartered private jets.
His favorite seems to be a Cessna Citation Excel that is worth around $12 million. Even if he plays Thor in the Marvel movies, Hemsworth is very much human and is in need of utmost comfort especially given the duration of his flights. Going from his home and wherever he is filming next can be a taxing ordeal. Fortunately, he no longer needs to worry about that. As a bonus, he can also take his family and friends along for the ride!
Kurt Russell | Socata TBM700 | Estimated $3.6 Million
Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with the Walt Disney Company and became the studio’s top star in the 1970s. Having been in the entertainment world for more than four decades, Kurt Russell did not only get recognition for his craft, but also a great deal of compensation for all the work that he has done.
With the money that he managed to save throughout the years, he bought himself a Socata TBM 700 a private jet for his personal use. Not many know this, but one of his many talents also includes flying. He has a license as a private pilot, which also includes three varied level certificates. It is good that he chose to get his own aircraft so he can fly whenever he pleases. He is surely covered with insurance as well, since he should be familiar with the risks of flying.
Elle Macpherson | Mad Summer | Estimated $32 Million
Fashion Star executive producer Elle Macpherson rose to fame when she was featured in the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated back in the early 80’s. She is known for her five appearances in the “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit series that began in the 1980s, and has earned her the nickname “The Body”. Time then gave her the title “The Body” for the iconic magazine covers that she did during the end of the decade.
A few years later, she went into business and placed investment money on various entrepreneurial pursuits. Through this, her wealth grew and she eventually became one of the few who could afford an exquisite yacht. She purchased Mad Summer for $32 million. It can accommodate up to 10 passengers and 14 staff members. Elle can easily alternate between business and pleasure aboard this luxury liner, making it a great personal investment for the former model.
Roman Abramovich | Boeing 767 | Estimated $83.6 Million
Billionaire Roman Abramovich lives a life the rest of us can only dream of. He is the owner of a huge investment company called Millhouse LLC. Abramovich is the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC. From 2000 to 2008, he served as governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Region. You can only imagine how much wealth he has to his name. Abramovich also only travels in style.
Privacy and security are priorities when it comes to living a billionaire’s life. Sophistication and comfort are also included in his list, of course. The businessman owns a Boeing 767, which has a market price of roughly $83.6 million. Even for such a wealthy guy, that’s a lot of money for a private jet. For the tycoon, however, the hefty expense did not even make a dent in his credit report. We’re sure this isn’t the only form of transportation he owns, too.
Cara Delevingne | Cessna Citation CJ2 | Estimated $12K per Flight
She is an English model, actor, and singer. She signed with Storm Management after leaving school in 2009. Delevingne won the Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014. Supermodel Cara Delevingne started modeling as a child. She was featured in Vogue Italia at only 10 years old. She gives credit to Sarah Doukas for growing her career after she was first scouted.
Sarah is the same person who discovered the iconic Kate Moss. Cara’s acting and modeling careers are both successful and though she’s young, she has already amassed quite a fortune. She has been spotted riding a private jet multiple times. Though she doesn’t own one yet, she rents a Cessna Citation CJ2 for $12k each time she travels. It isn’t surprising that many young celebs choose to fly privately. Given how stressful commercial flights can be, we would use this option as well if we had the resources!
Triple H | Bombardier Challenger 300 | Estimated $26 Million
Paul Michael Levesque is not only a famous wrestling personality, but he is also well-respected in the wrestling arena. He is a US business executive, professional wrestler and actor, and is the executive vice president of WWE Global Talent Strategy and Development. He is also the founder and executive producer of NXT, and occasionally performs. Being the COO of WWE, he has made it big in terms of career and fortune.
Aside from this designation, he is also a professional wrestler and is more popularly known as “Triple H”. Because of his status, Levesque gets many benefits including company credit cards and private jets. WWE has definitely spoiled him and given the work he does, we can’t blame him for taking advantage of the benefits they provide. He usually takes the Bombardier Challenger 300, which costs up to $26 million, when he has to travel. It’s a comfortable and sleek ride and only a few WWE VIPS have access to it.
Ralph Lauren | Gulfstream 650 | Estimated $65 Million
Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer, philanthropist and billionaire businessman, the most famous Ralph Lauren company, a multi-billion dollar enterprise worldwide. As another giant in the fashion industry, Ralph Lauren needs no further introduction. With more than 300 stores in the world, his designer bags and clothing speak for themselves.
Lauren takes credit for being the sole fashion designer who has received four Council of Fashion Designers of Americans awards. This includes the highly regarded Lifetime Achievement Award. A person with this kind of prestige and honor should only travel in style. For that, he has a private jet that also accommodates his different business needs and personal vacations. He bought the Gulfstream 650 for $65 million and it surely does its job of giving him peace and utmost comfort. With it, he can continue working even while in the air.
Alex Rodriguez | Gulfstream IVSP | Estimated $3.6 Million
Alex Rodriguez is a baseball player who earned both fame and fortune from his athletic career. His work on the field has earned him a whopping net worth of $300 million. Alex Rodriguez is a former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman in the United States. His career in Major League Baseball (MLB) earned a total of $441.3 million, the highest in baseball history.
Being a professional athlete and celebrity, Rodriguez is no stranger to the finer things in life. He made an investment toward purchasing a Gulfstream IVSP for his personal use. The private jet services the baseball player when he needs to go to a meeting or a vacation. The Gulfstream IV was acquired for $3.6 million, which may be a big sum to most, but was an expense that was worth it for the superstar. Not only can he take his family and friends up in the air, but he can do it in style.
Kendall Jenner | Axioma | $500K per Week
Kendall Jenner is a popular model and influencer. She is also part of the Kardashian clan. After Kendall Jenner was engaged in commercial print advertising campaigns and photo shoots, Jenner experienced a breakthrough time in 2014 and 2015, walking into the runway of high fashion designers during New York, Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Just like her mother and her sisters, she also prefers the finer things in life. She and her friends were spotted aboard the Axioma, a luxurious yacht, during one of their vacations.
The group of friends sailed to Monaco and enjoyed their time together. They made an investment amounting to $500k for each week when they chartered the boat. The expensive vessel has a market value of $68 million and features a helipad, a swimming pool, jet skis, an entire cinema, and a massive 2-floor living room. It can host grand parties and makes for a luxurious summer getaway too. No wonder Kendall was enamored by it.
Mark Zuckerberg | Facebook Jet | Estimated $10 Million
Mark Zuckerberg has become a household name, in the same way his creation has squeezed its way into our daily lives. He is an American media giant, Internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding Facebook and serving as its chairman, chief executive officer and controlling shareholder. Facebook has become a staple for just about everyone and Zuckerberg gets credit for its huge success.
Owning one of the world’s biggest companies also gives him access to the Facebook Jet. When traveling for business, which he does a lot, the cost of his flights usually add up to $700k a year. We’re sure he spends much less now, given his investments in the $10 million private aircraft. We wonder if the plane provides internet connectivity for its passengers to check their Facebook accounts. Given that that he is an important personality, the Facebook jet affords him both security and privacy.
Richard Branson | Falcon 900EX | Estimated $43.3 Million
Branson expressed his desire to become a young entrepreneur. His first business at the age of 16 was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he established a mail order record company. In 1972, he opened a record store chain. Being the CEO and creator of Virgin Group Ltd., Richard Branson sure has quite the fortune to his name.
Being the big boss of a big company, he not only gets the best treatment and the best opportunities but he also needs to travel a lot. He needs to go abroad multiple times in a year. Aside from this, he also does a lot of charity work as part of his corporate social responsibility. One of the companies that is in his name is Virgin Atlantic airline. This means he spends a lot of his time in the air. He is also into aviation and owns a Falcon 900 EX, which is worth $43.3 million. With his successful investments, he can easily buy two more.
Larry Ellison | Gulfstream V | Estimated $59 Million
Another billionaire on the list is Larry Ellison. Oracle’s CEO is no stranger to a life of extravagance. As of October 2019, he was named the fourth richest man in the United States and sixth richest in the world by Forbes magazine, with a wealth of US$691 billion, an increase from US$54.5 billion in 2018. He has a net worth of $54 billion so you can only imagine the kind of luxuries that he can afford. The amount of investment planning it would take to get this kind of money in your bank account must be extensive.
With all his business meetings and luxury vacations, he purchased a Gulfstream V to travel with. The jet plane costs $59 million, but it was an easy purchase for someone as wealthy as him. Flying commercially, even in first class, can never compete with the comforts that this aircraft can bring. Not only is it private, but his every whim can also be accommodated.
Rupert Murdoch | Gulfstream 550 | Estimated $42.9 Million
Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born American media giant. Through his News Corporation, he is the owner of hundreds of local, national and international publishing organizations worldwide. Former Australian newspaper publisher Rupert Murdoch slowly climbed his way to the top. These days, he is given credit as one of the world’s wealthiest. He has a lot of investments in the United States of America and in England.
This includes his different properties, vehicles, and other assets to his name. Also on this list? His Gulfstream 550. The private jet that he acquired costs $42.9 million in the market. If you think that’s a lot of money, wait until you hear that he has an entire fleet of private planes. We’re sure each one serves a specific purpose, whether it be personal or business. The Tycoon probably collects planes in the same way some of the wealthiest collect cars.
Ariana Grande | Gulfstream G650 | Estimated $58 Million
Grande is an American singer and actress. Her career began at the age of 15. She began her career in the 2008 Broadway musical. Ariana Grande went from being a Nickelodeon darling to a huge pop star. The celebrity has grown both her career and her bank account along the way as well. Though she is still in her 20s, she has earned a lot from her successful music career and regularly flies on private jets.
Whether she owns one is still unclear, but she has the investment money to purchase an aircraft for herself. The singer often opts for Gulfstream G650, prized at $58 million, whenever she needs to travel for work and leisure. With this aircraft, she not only travels in style but also privacy. She doesn’t have to be late for her shows too. We all know her fans are anxiously waiting.
Jerry Bruckheimer | Gulfstream IV | Estimated $32 Million
As the director and producer for some of the biggest shows and movies, Jerry Bruckheimer is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. Many of his films are produced by Disney and Paramount. In July 2003, Bruckheimer was named by Variety Magazine as the first producer in Hollywood history to earn the highest single weekend income.
He has received major credit for films like Top Gun and the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation series. During the 2000’s, he even had ten shows all actively being broadcasted! It’s safe to say that his work has been a huge success. This also means that he needs to travel often, which is why he invested in a Gulfstream IV. The private jet cost around $32 million, but it is worth it. After all, it allows him to travel comfortably and be more efficient with his time. Bruckheimer is always cooking something up and we’re sure he works even while he’s flying.
Sir Philip Green | Lionheart | Estimated $150 Million
When the tycoons walk, the money definitely talks. Sir Philip Green is the chairman of the Acadia Group, which owns brands such as Top Man and Top Shop. Green served as Chairman and CEO of Amber Festival from 1998 to 1992. In 1999, he acquired Sears plc, and in 2002 he acquired Arcadia Group for £840 million. With some of the most popular shops in the world under his ownership, it follows that Green has a huge amount in his bank account.
He parties like no one else and he reportedly even hired Destiny’s Child to perform a show during his son’s Bar Mitzvah. He also got Rihanna to sing at his daughter and nephew’s birthday party celebration. For his 50th birthday party, he invited 200 friends over who were flown in for a three-day celebration. He has also placed investment money on the Lionheart yacht, which can accommodate up to 12 guests.
Judith Scheindlin | Triumphant Lady | Estimated $6.9 Million
Sheindlin is the longest serving judge or arbitrator in the history of court-themed programs. This award puts Sheindlin among the best in the 2015 Guinness World Records. Her work won another Emmy for Lifetime Achievement in 2019. Judith Scheindlin is more popularly known as Judge Judy. Because of her fame and her highly-successful TV career, she has amassed a net worth of $420 million.
Also no stranger to exquisite accommodations and luxury vacations, she purchased the Triumphant Lady, a super yacht that is 154 ft. long. The vessel was built in 1985 by Sterling Yachts. On top of this, Bannenberg and Rowell designed the boat’s beautiful exterior. She purchased the vessel for $6.9 million, which her financial advisor probably agreed to. After all, with the stress she experiences on her show, Judge Judy deserves a quiet tropical trip whenever she wants to. The aptly named Triumphant Lady is a purchase that she and her family can enjoy thoroughly.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen | Bombardier Challenger 300 | Estimated $26 Million
The iconic singer John Legend is a huge success in the music industry. He is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. In 2017, Legend won a Tony Award for the Jitney co-produced on the Broadway stage. Not only has his songs reached many people across the world, but he has also gained recognition and status among his colleagues. He married supermodel and TV star Chrissy Teigen, and together they have earned a sizable bank account to support their family.
They used to fly commercial, but in recent years, the couple have taken to renting a Bombardier Challenger 300. Since they constantly travel for work and for leisure, this is a wise financial move. They would be able to go anywhere without worrying about their privacy and security. The aircraft costs $26 million on the market and they could easily purchase one if they practiced money management.
Tyga | Dassault Falcon 50 | Estimated $22 Million
Tyga is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and TV personality. After several independent releases, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records in 2008. Though the rapper Tyga is often present in star-studded parties and likes to show off grand assets, his current net worth is only around $5 million.
While not a small number, he remains notorious living a luxurious life that he may not always be able to afford. Such is the case with his regularly rental of a Dassault Falcon 50. The private jet has a market price of $22 million and likely costs upwards of $100,000 to rent per trip. Sure, he doesn’t have his own private jet but Tyga can boast about owning luxurious sports cars and hosting the biggest parties, too. We just hope he isn’t living beyond his means and exercises a bit of investment planning as well.
Gwyneth Paltrow | SILOLONA | Estimated $108K per Week
The SILOLONA is a luxurious yacht that measures in at 164 ft. long. It was built by Konjo Boat Builders and was designed by Kasten Marine Design. The whole vessel is marvelous and premium in its own right. It is no wonder why many celebrities get attracted to it, despite its hefty charter cost of $108k a week. One of the big names that like to rent it regularly is movie star Gwyneth Paltrow.
She is an American actress, businessman and writer. Her work has won many praises, including Oscars, Golden Globes and Primetime Emmys. The actress has been seen a few times aboard the SILOLONA, clearly enjoying herself. With a successful career like hers, a much-needed private vacation like this is something that she deserves. With the go signal of her financial advisors, renting out this yacht shouldn’t leave a dent in her savings.
Victoria and David Beckham | Bombardier Challenger 600 | Estimated $35 Million
Former soccer superstar David Beckham and the former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham both have very successful careers. Beckham has consistently ranked among the highest-paid countries in football and was listed as the world’s highest-paid player in 2013, earning more than $50 million in the past 12 months. It gave them fame in their respective fields and a sizable individual net worth.
Given their posh lifestyle, don’t expect these celebrities to fly commercial. They often charter private jets, including the gorgeous Bombardier Challenger 600. With it, they are able to travel safely and in style. The plane costs a cool $35 million in the market—a number the Beckhams can easily afford without the need to borrow. However, for now, the family chooses to rent instead of making the commitment and purchasing one. Perhaps it’s the steep insurance fees that’s keeping them from doing so? Maintaining private planes don’t come cheap, after all.
Bruce Dickinson | Boeing 757 | Estimated $100 Million
Iron Maiden are a heavy metal rock band whose front man is Bruce Dickinson. Dickinson isn’t just a beloved musician, he is also an icon for many others. Since 1981, he has been known as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, and is known for his extensive opera vocal style and vibrant stage image. Since his debut with the band, the artist has amassed quite a huge sum.
Among his investments is a Boeing 757, which he bought for roughly $100 million. Much like others on our list, he is also a licensed commercial pilot and would be able to fly his plane wherever he desires. It’s safe to say that this multi-talented man loves flying as much as he loves metal music. He can even fly his entire band on his plane if the need arises. With good money management, he’ll surely be able to invest in his hobby more.
Jimmy Buffett | Grumman HU-16 Albatross | Estimated $62K
Some people have yachts, while others have planes. For Jimmy Buffet, however, he wanted the best of both worlds. The Grumman HU016 Albatross made history when it first hit the headlines, and it was exactly the thing that celebrity Jimmy Buffett was looking for. Buffett is not only engaged in music, but also a best-selling author, and participated in two restaurant chains named after his two most famous songs.
Named Hemisphere Dancer, the singer-songwriter reportedly paid an estimated $62k for the amphibious aircraft. Given his net worth, Buffett likely bought it without any hesitations. The plane is as much a celebrity as the man himself. In fact, it takes on a big role in his memoir, A Pirate Looks at 50. If Buffet stays as youthful as he is now and makes sure his health insurance is up to date, he and Hemisphere Dancer will certainly go on more adventures.
Karl Lagerfeld | Boeing Business Jet | Estimated $80 Million
Not only was Karl Lagerfeld a famous fashion designer, he was also known to have been very talented in other creative fields like visual arts and photography. The designer hailed from Germany and before his passing, he was considered to be one of fashion’s geniuses. He was appointed as the creative director of the French fashion brand Chanel, and also the creative director of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion brand Fendi and his own fashion brand of the same name.
He had been at the helm for years in Chanel and masterminded the world’s first ever fashion show set “inside” a plane. It set the stage for one of the most unique runway shows ever produced. The show was attended by his fellow designers, the press, and other esteemed guests. It must have been a refreshing break from the usual Fashion Week presentations. Perhaps this was inspired by his Boeing Business Jet, which was bought for roughly $80 million.
Vince McMahon | Bombardier Global 5000 | Estimated $55 Million
Vince McMahon is the start-up and executive of American professional wrestling. The American football manager and media operator is currently the chairman and the owner of Alpha Entertainment. Being the CEO of the company WEE, Vince McMahon is a billionaire who is no stranger to the finer things in life. He owns a Bombardier Global 5000 that costs up to $55 million.
Though he has a ton of wealth under his name, McMahon made the decision to purchase the plane through a bank loan for unknown reasons. This move is probably a part of financial planning strategy. The Bombardier Global 5000 boasts the ability to transform into a home or an office. The aircraft’s interior is designed to be comfortable and provide ample rest to passengers. It has a soundproof cabin and a kitchen to top it off. It can accommodate 19 passengers, which means he can also conduct business meetings there.
Suri Cruise | Gulfstream IV | Estimated $7 Million
Former power couple Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise may no longer be a thing, as the two now lead their separate lives with different partners, but their daughter Suri remains one of the most-watched celebrity child. Since January 2011, she has become the new face of the Ann Taylor Spring 11 series. Holmes & Yang presented their fashion collection for the first time at New York Fashion Week in September 2012.
Suri’s life was mostly kept private by her parents but as she grew older, she became the darling of the media. The petite fashion star didn’t lose her stylish streak either. Her outfits are always New York-inspired chic. She grew up with a degree of luxury not a lot of girls her age get to enjoy. For example, Tom Cruise regularly charters private plane rides for her. This includes a trip on a $7 million Gulfstream IV so that she can travel and visit her celeb father even when he’s on set.
Bruno Mars | Gulfstream G550 | Estimated $42 Million
Grammy winner and all-around performer Bruno Mars debuted in the entertainment industry in 2010. Since then, he has made his way to the top and have several songs that got top ranks on the Billboard Hot 100. Mars has sold more than 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Since his career started in 2010, he has released 7 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, ranking in the top five of any male artist since Elvis Presley.
His albums have been constant hits and with his very successful career, he has already amassed a net worth of $105 million in just a decade. Using a bit of the investment money he has earned, Bruno bought himself a private jet. Hopefully, the purchase of his Gulfstream G550 had the approval of his financial advisors because some argue that this was an expensive purchase for the star. Even so, judging by the photographs, he is making full use of his own private plane.
Soulja Boy | Gulfstream G550 Business | Estimated $55 Million
DeAndre Cortez is an American rapper, record producer, actor, streamer and entrepreneur. In September 2007, his debut single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” ranked first on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. DeAndre Cortez, more popularly known as Soulja Boy, is a rapper whose net worth is estimated to be $30 million. The young star had hit after hit on the billboard charts, which helped boost his reputation and overall wealth.
When he turned 21 years old, reports surfaced that he had gifted himself a custom made private jet! However, this was later debunked when the singer cleared up the rumors himself. Nonetheless, the Gulfstream G550 Business he was supposed to have bought is certainly top class. It has an estimated price tag of $55 million and we’re sure that in time, as well as good money management Soulja Boy would be able to get one for himself. Nothing is ever out of reach if he keeps working hard.
Nina Dobrev | L’ALBATROS | Estimated $100K per Week
Her first acting role was Mia Jones in the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. She later became famous for portraying Elena Gilbert and Catherine Pierce in the supernatural TV series Vampire Diaries on CW TV. The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev rose to fame when she starred as one of the leads in the highly-followed fantasy TV series.
She must have made quite a fortune from being on TV and films as she was once spotted lounging on a beautiful yacht while on vacation. We know chartering a yacht isn’t cheap and we doubt she took out loans just for this purpose. On Instagram, Nina also shared photos of her and her friends aboard the L’ALBATROS, a super yacht that costs up to $100k for a week of rent. Given her jetset lifestyle, we hope Nina never forgets to get travel insurance. By doing so, she would be able to enjoy herself to the fullest without worry.
David Geffen | Rising Sun | Estimated $200 Million
David Geffen is an American producer and business tycoon who is easily one of the world’s few billionaires. In 2015, Geffen pledged to invest $100 million in the renovation of the Avery Fisher Concert Hall, then known as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. With $6.5 billion to his name, Geffen is able to enjoy many of the finer things in life. He has access to whatever his heart desires.
In fact, his collection of artwork amounts to millions, and to be able to afford this much says a lot. He has also made an investment toward purchasing the Rising Sun, a mega yacht that costs $200 million. The boat is 454 ft. long and houses the most luxurious amenities. He could sail away in it with his family and his friends. The Rising Sun would be able host extravagant parties and even business meetings, with no trouble at all.
Jennifer Lopez | Utopia III | Estimated $10.5 Million
Jennifer Lopez has become a household name over the years, thanks to her popularity as an all-around performer. She has amassed a degree fortune from her prolific career in both music and acting. Because of Lopez’s debut in the 1997 biographical film of the same name, Selena, she became the first Latino film to earn more than $1 million in revenue. Using some of the wealth that she earned, she constantly treats herself to a number of luxuries.
This includes expensive vacations and chartering a yacht. She was once photographed on the Utopia III, a luxury yacht reportedly owned by her former beau Casper Smart. It comes with a swimming pool and can comfortably accommodate 10 guests, with enough room for a crew of 9. While she has yet to invest in a sea craft of her own, we don’t doubt that she is more than capable of doing so.
Cristiano Ronaldo | Africa I | $7 Million
Cristiano Ronaldo has been given credit for being one of the best football players in the world and he didn’t earn this title by chance. The athlete is an inexhaustible scorer and has even won the Ballon d’Or Award before. He was also among the wealthiest athletes of 2016 and 2017. Through his successful career, he managed to earn a total net worth of $450 million. He is an influential figure in the world and he is also the third athlete to earn a career income of up to $1 billion.
Given that money is no longer an issue, he is definitely capable of the living the high life. That said, he recently splurged on the Africa I, a yacht that comes with six bedrooms, a jacuzzi, a sundeck, and even a gym. Talk about a glow up! He went from chartering yachts to owning one for himself.
Michael Bloomberg | Mooney Bravo | Estimated $169K
The Giving Pledge is a group made up of billionaires who promised that they will give away at least 50% of their fortune to philanthropic causes. This is a noble idea and will benefit those in need around the world. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is one of those who have made this pledge. He is not only an American businessman, politician, philanthropist and writer but also the main shareholder and co-founder of Bloomberg.
Though he has a lot of money to his name, his aircraft is not as expensive as the other billionaires’. His Mooney Bravo is only $169k and it is his favorite among his collection. Bloomberg is also a licensed commercial pilot so he would be able to use that skill to further his advocacy. With his projects, he helps others fly along with him.
Michelle Rodriguez | Ecstasea | Estimated $500K per Week
Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez has earned not just fame through the movie franchise, but also a huge fortune. Seeing that the films have attracted so many moviegoers who anticipate and consistently watch every release, its stars have received quite a hefty sum for being part of it. Her total film revenue exceeds $5 billion. In 2013, an Entertainment Weekly article described Rodriguez as “arguably the most iconic actress in the action genre, and one of the most famous Latinos in Hollywood.”
Rodriguez might seem like a down-to-earth-woman, but she is no stranger to luxury. She has earned a net worth of $30 million and she often uses some of it to charter the Escstasea yacht whenever she pleases. The yacht measures in at 282 feet and has an onboard a gym, a spa, a massage room, helipads and jet skis. Paying $500k a week isn’t such a bad investment, especially after long filming workdays.
Heidi Klum | Nirvana | Estimated $100K per Day
Celebrity Heidi Klum is known not only for her work in the modeling industry, but also for her relationships. She appeared on the cover of the 1998 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Special and was the first German model to become the Victoria’s Secret Angel. Despite her high-profile relationships, however, Heidi Klum is fiercely independent.
She is also often seen enjoying the sea aboard luxurious yachts. One such vessel is the Nirvana. The model had been spotted multiple times, while sailing the blue waters of St. Tropez and basking in the sun. How much does it cost to charter this gorgeous sea craft? At $100k per day, you can also hope aboard and let the blue waters heal your broken heart. We’re sure her financial advisors have made sure that this indulgence doesn’t leave a dent in her fortune. Nevertheless, heartbreaks can sometimes be expensive so Heidi deserves to treat herself.
Michael Dorn | North American Sabreliner | Estimated $250K
Michael Dorn debuted as Worf the Klingon in the iconic fan favorite Star Trek. Since then, he has appeared in more than 40 TV shows and films specifically for the franchise. Throughout the years, he has managed to earn a significant wealth. Unsurprisingly, Michael often treats himself to various luxuries—as he should! In particular, he is very passionate about aviation. Like others on our list, the actor is also a licensed pilot. As part of his investment planning, Michael has bought a few aircrafts for personal use.
This includes the North American Sabreliner which costs $250k. He also owns a T-33 Shooting Star and an F-86 Sabre. While he gets credit for his performance in Star Trek, fans are surely impressed by his flying skills. Dean also provides services to a number of aviation organizations, one of which is the Air Force Aviation Heritage Foundation, where he is a member of the advisory board. He interviewed the “Private Jet” episode of “Modern Marvel” on the History Channel.
Andrey Melnichenko | “A” | Estimated $300 Million
Billionaire Andrey Melnichenko is the proud owner of the 11th biggest yacht in the world. The Russian tycoon has a net worth of $13.2 billion so purchasing his $300 million vessel was an easy investment for him. As of June 2020, his personal wealth is estimated at 15.8 billion U.S. dollars, ranking 89th on the Forbes Global Billionaires List and 9th in Russia.
Simply called “A”, the mega yacht measures 390 ft. long. It was designed by the famed Philippe Starck and engineered by Martin Francis. While it looks imposing on the outside, it has plenty of creature comforts inside. There’s enough room for 14 passengers and 35 staff members. It also boasts great amenities like 7 cabins, mirrored surfaces, and furniture made out of Baccarat crystal. The vessel also has the most advanced seafaring tech. Whether it be for business or personal use, we’re sure Andre doesn’t regret this expensive purchase.
Kevin Hart | Hawker 400XP | Estimated $2.5 Million
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is an icon in the entertainment world. Not only is he one of the most sought-after performers, but he is also among the wealthiest actors in the industry. In 2016. In 2015, Time magazine named Hart one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual “Time 100” list. Since he has bookings in a lot of places, it’s not surprising that he would invest in chartered planes.
There has been talk about him owning a jet plane, but there have been no confirmations just yet. Instead, he is regularly spotted aboard a Hawker 400XP, which is priced at $2.5 million. With his net worth of $120 million, the actor can easily purchase it for himself. He can take it to performances or bring his family on vacations. However, the insurance costs are steep and this must be why he hasn’t committed yet.
Drake | Boeing 767 | Estimated $185 Million
Chart-topper Drake is one of the most popular rappers today. He has gained fame, not just for his own music, but also for the collaborations he has done with other big names like Eminem, Rihanna, Kanye West and Lil Wayne. His hits have topped the Billboard charts several times and continues to earn a degree fortune through his work in music. He won four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, a record 27 Billboard Music Awards, two British Music Awards and three Juno Awards.
Forbes had even given him credit for being one of the top 10 wealthiest rappers back in 2017. It is not a surprise then that he bought himself a private plane. He currently owns a converted Boeing 767, which has an estimated price tag of $185 million. Just like his lyrics, the rapper really started from the bottom and now he’s at the top.
Britney Spears | Gulfstream G550 | Estimated $55 Million
Britney Spears needs no introduction. She was given credit “Queen of Pop” back in the 2000s when she rose to fame. Britney topped the charts and set trends that have become iconic not just for the decade, but for a certain style that is uniquely hers. As a pop music icon, Spears has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 70 million records in the United States alone, making her one of the best-selling music artists in the world.
She has been the subject of constant public scrutiny over the past years, both for her provocative music and personal life. Despite this, Britney still persevered and she has amassed quite a fortune from her successful career. She pursued various businesses and acquired different assets. The singer also regularly charted a Gulfstream G550, which has a market value of $55 million. While we’re not sure how much she paid for every trip, it’s certain that she had a grand time aboard the jet.
Nicolas Cage | Gulfstream G550 | Estimated $30 Million
Nicolas Cage is one of Hollywood’s most important actors. He is well-respected in his field and his memorable performances helped establish his name in the industry. The actor has also received plenty of recognition which elevated his status even more. He is one of Hollywood’s most generous stars. He also donated US$2 million to Amnesty International to provide rehabilitation shelters, medical services, and psychological and reintegration services to some of the 300,000 children forced to fight around the world.
With the net worth that he has earned from his prolific career, he afforded himself a private jet. Cage made an investment of $30 million for a Gulfstream G550. The plane can travel 7,301 nautical miles in just 14 hours. We all know he keeps a tight schedule so he would need this speed to meet all of his engagements. The jet’s interior is also luxurious; promising comfort and peace during the travel. This should ensure he gets enough rest while traveling from one set to another.
Joyce Meyer | Gulfstream G-IV | Estimated $10 Million
Joyce Meyer has been given credit by the Christian world as the representation of their voice. Being a charismatic speaker and author, she has inspired so many people from all over the world. The success that she has earned from her career has been great, but like any other famous celebrity, she is no stranger to disapproval from certain sectors. In 2005, Time magazine ranked Meyer 17th in the “25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America”.
Joyce is known for living a lavish lifestyle and owns a Gulfstream G-IV to cater to her busy schedule. She placed investment money amounting to $10 million for the aircraft. The speaker is able to travel safely and efficiently through her private plane. Even when she has engagements around the world, the jet provides her with the means to attend them all.
Zach Braff | Cirrus SR-20 | Estimated $390K
Zach Braff rose to fame when he played JD in the hit TV series Scrubs. The show aired back in the 2000s and fans instantly fell in love with his character. For this reason, he was nominated for the 2005 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and three Golden Globe nominations from 2005 to 2007. He earned popularity, along with a significant amount of wealth from his time on the TV show.
Since he no longer had to worry about basics such as paying mortgage, he was able to afford his other hobbies too. After the show, he began to fly – literally. He became a licensed pilot in 2008 and made an investment toward buying a Cirrus SR-20 for $390k. Having the option to fly or to act is one luxury that is only open to those who have it good. We’re sure Zach enjoys it to the fullest!
Nicki Minaj | Gulfstream V | Estimated $36 Million
She is given credit as “Queen of Hip-hop,” and Nicki Minaj certainly fits the bill. The artist consistently goes against the norms set by male rappers. Because of this uniqueness and her distinct sense of style, she made a name for herself in the industry and received a lot of recognitions as well. She is the highest ranked female rapper on the bulletin board “List of Top Artists of the 2010s”. In 2016, Minaj was included in the annual time list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Because of her successful career, she has amassed quite a fortune. She has countless shows everywhere and her fans are always supportive of her. Nicki got herself a private jet to cater to these needs. She owns a Gulfstream V, which has an estimated value of $36 million. She has even shared the plane’s gorgeous interior to her fans around the world through the pictures posted on her Instagram account.
Dr. Dre | Gulfstream V | Estimated $36 Million
Andre Romelle Young, known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, audio engineer, record manager and entrepreneur. As the third wealthiest rapper in the world, he has a net worth of $740 million. He is the founder of Beats, a company that made music gadgets.
He sold Beats to Apple, however, for $3.2 million and this has added to his wealth even more. Due to his business ventures and his own successful career in music, he was able to buy major assets. However, he has yet to purchase his own private jet. Instead, the mogul regularly charters a Gulfstream V, which is worth $36 million in the market. He can easily afford to buy one, but is yet to make the commitment. We wonder what’s stopping him. Is it the insurance rates for the craft or he simply wants to invest in something else?
Colin Firth | Sunliner Yacht | $57K per Week
When Colin Firth debuted in the 1980s, an entire path filled with opportunity opened up for him. The movies that he was in amassed more than $3 billion in sales worldwide. Of course this kind of status gained him a spot at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2010, Faith won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of King George VI in Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech.
Not only did the actor gain tremendous popularity, but it also helped his bank account. He was even able to charter the Sunliner Yacht to attend the Cannes Film Festival. He had to pay $57k for each week he was using it. Surely, he also had to pay for insurance as there are always risks involved while traveling. With the time he spends on yachts, it’s surprising that he is yet to purchase one!
Pierce Brosnan | D’ARTAGNAN | Estimated $25K per Week
Pierce Brosnan got his big break for his performance as the iconic James Bond. He stole the heart of millions of moviegoers as the suave and seemingly invincible spy. While he has since passed on the baton, the actor is never short of new projects. Which is why he makes investments towards spending more time with his family.
They are often spotted going on luxurious trips. He has also been seen taking his wife Keely Shay Smith on romantic vacations aboard expensive yachts such as the D’ARTAGNAN. The beautiful sea craft measures in at 65.75 feet long and comes with many creature comforts. Chartering it costs $25k a week, which is a small amount considering it’s a treat for his wife. In later years, he became famous for his charity work and environmental protection actions.
Lindsay Lohan | Oasi | Estimated $400K per Week
Lindsay Dihan, born on July 2, 1986, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Lohan was born and raised in New York and signed with Ford models as a child.
She got her breakthrough role in the film The Parent Trap. Since then, the actress has landed several other roles that have shaped her career.
As she grew up, however, her became experienced a decline. She still continues to make appearances and no one can deny that she has a degree of wealth to her name. Her career remains her biggest legacy with thanks to how successful it had been. While she is no longer young and can indulge in various excesses, Lindsay isn’t one to shy away from life’s finer offerings. She had been spotted aboard the Oasi, a luxury yacht in Cannes. Chartering the yacht costs $400k a week. Some might find this excessive, but the actress also deserves to treat herself.
Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas | Bombardier Challenger 300 | Estimated $26 Million
Former Camp Rock stars Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas went on their Future Now tour which was produced by Live Nation back in 2016. They were two of the biggest musical artists at the time and such prestige comes with a degree of perks that most anyone would be envious with. This was one of the most anticipated summer music events this year.
Aside from the fortune they make through shows, they also get the best treatment from companies. In fact they were able to charter a private plane, thanks to sponsorship. NetJets let Lovato and Jonas use their Bombardier Challenger 300 during their tour. Thanks to this generosity, the two were able to travel in utmost style and comfort, without having to pay a single cent. In fact, they got paid for the engagement. How lucky are these celebs?
David Guetta | Cessna 525B Citation CJ3 | Estimated $8 Million
David Guetta is the leading name in House music for years now. He has sold more than 9 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide; and has produced music for a lot of singers and rappers who have topped the charts. His honors include two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award and a Billboard Music Award.
Evidently, he has also earned a fortune for his work. David reportedly has a net worth of $30 million thanks to his successful his career. With his wealth, he bought himself a private jet. He chose the Cessna 525B Citation CJ3 and used investment money amounting to $8 million for the purchase. Through this aircraft, he is now able to travel the world in style. His business meetings and concerts will never be too far no matter where they are in the world. Who knows? David might be flying to you area soon!
Steve Aoki | Raytheon Hawker 800XP | Estimated $13 Million
DJs are, arguably, the masters of great party music. They set the tone for everything and Steve Aoki is among the greats. Not only has he started trends, he has maintained his status despite changes in the music scene. He is also the founder of the Steve Aoki Charitable Foundation, which raises funds for humanitarian relief organizations worldwide.
His electronic house music rose to fame in the 1990s and through the years, he has worked with big names in the music industry like LMFAO, Iggy Azalea, Linkin Park. Afrojack. BTS, Lil Jon, Laidback Luke, Rise Against, Vini Vici, Fall Out Boy and Will.I.Am. He has amassed a net worth of $23 million from his successful career. Using some investment money, he bought a Raytheon Hawker 800XP for $13 million. Traveling will never be a hassle with his private jet.
Katy Perry | OSCAR II | Estimated $80K per Week
Pop superstar Katy Perry seems to like the paparazzi more than the other celebrities. She never hides from them, and they always spot her even while she’s running errands. This attitude on top of her chart-topping hits secured her wealth and status. From 2011 to 2019, she was included in the “Forbes” list of women with the highest annual music income. Katy’s successful career has earned her a net worth of $280 million.
Because she works so hard, she needs some downtime too. She had once been spotted with her fiancé Orlando Bloom aboard the OSCAR II. The couple was on vacation and chartered the luxury yacht for $80k per week. Though the insurance rates are pretty high, this is no problem for highly-paid celebrities like these two. Now that they have a child together, they can vacation as a trio!
Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg | JetSmarter | $9K Membership
For those who want to try out chartering flights, but don’t want to ruin their credit report for it, there is an Uber alternative for you. Actress, model and comedian Jenny McCarthy and her husband Donnie Wahlberg have a membership for the platform JetSmarter.
We learned how the app revolutionized the tourism industry. For up to $9k for each flight, every member would be able to choose from their fleet of private planes. Most celebrities don’t want to fly commercially. We understand that, of course. They would want privacy from all the fans and would want to skip long lines. McCarthy and Wahlberg are the ambassadors of the company, so they get free rides. It’s almost like they have their own planes. Imagine getting to travel in style without having to pay for it!
Timothy Spall | Princess Matilda | Estimated $350K
Harry Potter actor Timothy Spall rose to fame long before he was casted as Peter Pettigrew in the epic movie franchise. He is one of the most respected British actors and his career had been successful through the years. The actor has won multiple awards, but he has other passions aside from acting.
In fact, one of his most well-known hobbies is sailing. He is the owner of a Dutch barge, and he and his wife travel around the British Isles in this barge. BBC once featured him and his wife as they went on adventures aboard the Princess Matilda. The vessel reportedly costs around $350k. It is an investment not just for his leisure, but it has also proven beneficial when it came to producing content. It has been featured in both television and books. This sounds like a movie in itself, doesn’t it?
Brad Pitt | Supermarine Spitfire| Estimated $3.3 Million
As one of the biggest names in Hollywood, Brad Pitt has earned a lot from his prolific career. He has won multiple awards, including two Golden Globes and an Oscar, as well as another Oscar, another Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy. He is not only known for his movies, but also for his philanthropic work.
Despite his generosity toward various causes, his net worth still amounts up to $240 million. He used some of that as an investment toward the Supermarine Spitfire. The legendary airplane is a vintage from World War II and reportedly costs $3.3 million. It is the highlight of his collection, which also includes cars. Did you know that he underwent special training in order to fly the Spitfire? While there are risks involved, the actor still pursued his passion and earned a pilot license. We wonder if he has taken his kids aboard too.
George Clooney | BD-700 Global Express | Estimated $47.7 Million
George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and philanthropist. He has been given recognition by the Golden Globe Awards three times and by the Academy Awards two times. Without a doubt, he has certainly made a name for himself in the film industry. He is not only a legendary actor in his own right, but also one wealthy man.
Because of his successful career, he has earned a fortune. It is no wonder that he prefers the finer things. As an example, he bought a BD-700 Global Express for $47.7 million. This is not his only lavish investment, though, because he also has a castle in France. He rides the jet plane in order to go to and from the castle. Now, isn’t just the epitome of a very luxurious life?
Larry Page | Senses | Estimated $45 Million
Lawrence Edward Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He and Sergey Brin are one of the co-founders of Google. Aside from having personal access to the Google jet, the company’s founder also has another expensive form of transportation in his growing collection.
The Senses is a luxury yacht, which he bought for a whopping $45 million. He has had the boat since 2011, but few are aware of just how lavish it actually is. Senses was designed by Philippe Starck, and features ten suites, a gym, a helipad, sundecks in different floors, and enough room for a staff of 14 people. While we’re sure that this investment is mostly for leisure, we can also imagine him holding business meetings aboard it. If one can combine work with play, and still be successful, wouldn’t you do the same? The Senses seems perfect for it!
Craig McCaw | Bombardier Challenger 604 | Estimated $32.35 Million
Craig McCaw is an American businessman and entrepreneur and a pioneer in the mobile phone industry. He is the founder of McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T Mobility) and Clearwire Corporation. As the person behind McCaw Cellular, he sure has some serious figures in his bank account. The cellular company is now a part of AT&T Mobility and Cleanwire Corporation, but he still earns a huge amount from it.
With all the wealth he has earned, Craig acquired a private jet for his personal use. He bought a Bombardier Challenger 604 for $32.35 million. The entrepreneur loves lavish purchases, and is known for making huge investments on luxury items. He also needs to travel a lot because of his business meetings and other engagements, so why not do it in style? With that in mind, this purchase no longer seems like an unnecessary indulgence. After all, he can use it for both business and leisure.
Mel Gibson | Gulfstream V | Estimated $40 Million
Mel Gibson is one of the most respected creatives in Hollywood. He is not only an award-winning actor, he is also a renowned director. Mel became famous for his lead roles in action movies, and all the films he had made earned him quite a lot. He has won a Golden Globe once and an Academy Award three times.
With his net worth of $425 million, he acquired a private jet for his travels. Mel bought a Gulfstream V for an estimated price tag of $40 million. He can travel in comfort and privacy in his plane, and he doesn’t have to be late for any meetings or movie filming. He’s sure to be covered with the best insurance, too, because there are risks involved with flying. Gibson is also a real estate investor, owning multiple properties in Malibu, California, multiple locations in Costa Rica, private islands in Fiji, and real estate in Australia.
Nicole Kidman | Sunseeker Manhattan 74 | Estimated $2.5 Million
Movie star Nicole Kidman is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. The famed actress has had a successful career over the years. She was named one of the world’s highest paid actresses in 2006, 2018 and 2019. Her flawless face and great acting made her one of the most sought-after stars. From her career, she has earned a fortune that afforded her a Sunseeker Manhattan 74 called “Hokulani”.
She bought the luxury yacht for $2.5 million. It boasts of a master bedroom, cabins that can accommodate 10 guests, a state of the art media system, and a swimming platform. Surely, Kidman and her boat are covered by the best insurance. One can never underestimate the risks of being out at sea, no matter how expensive your boat may be. It is important to always be prepared.
Mariah Carey | Gulfstream | Estimated $40 Million
Mariah Carey is not only known for her impressive vocal range and chart-topping songs, but also for her colorful love life. She is the first artist in history to rank the top five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her relationships have been followed by the media extensively. Formerly given credit as a power couple, she and ex-husband Nick Cannon used to fly via the Gulfstream.
The private jet was purchased for around $40 million. This particular design is popular among celebs and businessmen for good reason. It is considered to be one of the safest and can be customized according to their needs. For someone with such discerning taste as Mariah, this was right up her alley. While she and Cannon have since parted ways, the diva still cruises the sky onboard this jet, always taking her children along for the ride.