Which Celebrity Owns the Most Expensive Business Jet?
Information about the highest-priced jets owned by celebrities is not easy to find.
The answer to this question will have to be a multiple answer because the price paid for a business jet can add up to a good deal more than the price of the jet. With the price of customization of an aircraft as an unknown, it is hard to determine which high-flying palace cost the most. The concession will be a listing of who owns what and let your imagination run wild from there. One thing is for certain, there are people out there who own some beautiful aircraft.
If we are going to list the most expensive business jets, why not start with the biggest?
The biggest of the business jets we found belongs to Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the co-founders of Google. Their Boeing 767-200 wide body is by far the biggest. During the customization of the interior, there was a legal issue with the designer, so the total cost of refurbishment included legal fees. This flying penthouse features two private staterooms, seating for fifty and, of course, a kitchen.
John Travolta loves to fly his Boeing 707-138B.
The price of this plane comes into question. John received his 707B from Quantas Airlines as payment for his continued ambassadorship for the airline. Built in 1964, the 138B was a model only purchased by Quantas. This model is 10 feet shorter in the rear fuselage, making it the shortest of the 707’s and helping to give it an increased range. Purchased by Quantas new, it has since been through a number of owners, including Frank Sinatra from 1972 to 1975. It shares its home with a vintage Gulfstream IISP and the Travolta family. Yes, the family lives in a home near Ocala, Fla., off of John’s 1.4 mile private airstrip. The planes are both berthed in carport-like structures that are attached to the home. The Travolta home resembles a squat control tower. The 707 is the family vehicle while the Gulfstream is John’s sports car.
Oprah cruises around at Mach 0.85.
The leathery interior of the Bombardier Global Express XSR was purchased by the production company, HARPO, for Oprah Winfrey. It’s touted as the most expensive business jet at $49.3 million just for the jet, excluding interior furnishings. With a 94-foot wingspan and a 99-foot, 5-inch length, it is not as large as the commercial liners, but it will leave them behind. Cruising at Mach 0.85 (Mach 0.89 top speed) it will travel 6,150 miles with a ceiling of 51,000 feet. Designed to seat nine and a crew of four, the cabin sports 6 foot, 3 inches of head room and a floor-line width of 6 foot, 11 inches with a length of 48 feet. This aircraft has been in production since 2005.
What will power your flying penthouse?
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