The wealthiest folks in the world are the ones that own the most expensive private jets. Most of the jets are custom made depending on the owner's specifications. The planes have unique features ranging from lavish dining rooms, bathrooms, several quarters, and executive lounges that can hold meetings. It is simply a home away from home!
Most of the owners of the expensive jets are film producers, presidents, sportspeople, business people, and others that earn huge incomes. The following are the top 10 world's most expensive private jets.
Most expensive jets in the world
Take a look at the world's most expensive private jets possessed by the wealthiest people across the globe.
Who has the most expensive private jet in the world?
One has to part with a huge amount of money to acquire any type of jet. The jets, however, range in prices with some of them being costlier than others. The following is a list of people that possess the most extravagant and most expensive private planes globally.
1. Airbus A340-300 (Alisher Usmanov)
It is owned by Russia's most prosperous entrepreneur, billionaire Alisher Usmanov. He spent approximately $600 million for the jet, making it one of the most expensive personal jets in the world. The purchase of the aircraft captured the Russian community's attention since it is larger than president Vladimir Putin's plane. It is spacious and comfortable with bathrooms, sitting areas, sleeping quarters, and a lavish dining room. It has a maximum crew speed of 930 kilometers per hour, a 4X Rolls Royce Trent 556 engine, and 55,000 pound-force power.
2. Air force One (American Air force)
This is the most expensive private jet owned by the American Air force, and it is worth approximately $660 million. The American government maintains its operation. It is referred to as Boeing 747-200B and is reserved for carrying the president of the United States and the first lady. Air force one is a triple-decker 4,000 square feet jet. It has luxurious features such as a multi-room suite, a medical suite, two galleys, and quarters for the president and any other staff that may have accompanied the president. It can be refuelled midair, and it has an on-board electronics for protection against electromagnetic pulse.
3. Airbus A380 (Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal)
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal owns this plane. It has a cabin space of 550 square meters and enough rooms that make it like a home. It has a four X Engines Alliance GP 7270 and a power of 70,000 pounds-force. It has a maximum crew speed of 567 knots. The aircraft goes for approximately $500M.
4. Boeing 747-8 VIP (Joseph Lau)
This aircraft is owned by one of the most prosperous men in Hong Kong, Joseph Lau. The plane is said to be approximately $367 million without any customizations. Joseph Lau spent close to $153 million to customize his jet into what can be called home away from home. It has amenities such as several guest rooms, an office, and an on-board gym. It is powered by a 4 X general electric GEnx 2B67 Engines and has cruising speed of km/h.
5. Boeing Business 747-8i (Middle East businessman)
It has the most extensive interior, and it took close to 4 years to design and develop it. It is owned by a prosperous businessman from the Middle East. It was designed and built by Cabinet Alberto Pinto. The jet is designed with features that make it more of a stately home. The features include bathrooms, dining rooms, lounge, stylish suites, several bedrooms, a living room, kids play area, and several offices. The jet has approximately 7,700 nautical miles, making it the world's largest private jet in active operation.
6. Gulfstream III (Tyler Perry)
Mr. Tyler Perry, an American producer, comedian, and movie star, is the proud owner of Gulfstream III, which cost him approximately $125 million. He purchased the plane at $65 million and spent almost the same amount customizing it. The aircraft boasts of a 38 cubic meter interior and a cruising speed of 903 kilometres per hour. It has two Rolls Royce Turbofan engines with a flight range of 7,402.98 kilometres per hour.
What is the most luxurious private jet?
The following is a list of the most luxurious planes in the world. The planes are characterized by posh facilities that make them more of a palatial home. The interior of such aircraft is breathtaking and looks like perfectly designed houses. Take a look at some of them.
7. Boeing 747-430 (Sultan Brunei)
The Boeing 747-430 is owned by the wealthiest oil ruler, Sultan of Brunei, who is considered to be the wealthiest monarch. He purchased the plane at $100 million and later on paid $120 million to customize according to his needs. This most luxurious private jet is powered by Turbofan jet engines, so it has a cruising speed of 988 km/hr and a travel range of 13,450 km/hr.
8. Boeing 767 (Roman Abramovich)
Boeing 767 is owned by a businessman and the owner of the Chelsea FC club, Roman Abramovich. The jet boasts of several amenities such as a lavish lounge, a sleeping area, and a dining room that can accommodate 30 people. It has a maximum travel range of 11,090 kilometres per hour. This aircraft has a built-in anti-missile system. The jet goes for close to $170 million.
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9. Boeing 757 (POTUS Donald Trump)
Boeing 757 is owned by the President of the United States (POTUS), Donald Trump, who is known for living a sumptuous lifestyle. He paid close to $100 million for the aircraft before customization. It is not clear how much he spent on its customization. It is propelled by two Rolls Royce RB211 engines and powered by Turbofan engines. It has a maximum cruise speed of 1,044 kilometres per hour and a maximum travel range of 12,874 kilometres per hour.
10. Airbus A319 (Vijay Mallaya)
An Indian billionaire, Vijay Mallaya, owns the aircraft. It is powered by 2 X International Aero Engines V2500. It has a maximum crew speed of 956 kilometres per hour and a travel range of 12,038 kilometres per hour. This plane has posh on-board amenities such as a bar and a lavish dining room, and it can accommodate close to 30 passengers. Airbus A319 cost Vijay close to $81 million.
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Ordinary people with ordinary salaries cannot own the above most expensive private jets in the world. Most of the owners are established business people with flourishing careers. The ownership of such aircraft is a dream for many.
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