Expensive Private Jets!!
Only a few things say privilege and power, like the customized private jet.
It is a symbol of personal freedom. Freedom that only a few can taste. Many wealthiest people in the world enjoy the comfort, privacy, and convenience that come with owning their own personal jet.
So, how rich do you have to be to own them? The answer is pretty darn rich.
Most of us fly in a commercial jet with other passengers, but uber-rich buy their own jets for traveling.
It has its own sets of advantages like not having to buy a ticket, checking flight availability, or worrying about transits. However, the jet does not come cheap and is not everyone’s cup of tea.
Read on to find out more about their cost and features.
The table provides a quick overview of the pricing of the most expensive private jets in the world.
|1. Air Force One||$660 million|
|2. Boeing BBJ 777-8||$410 million|
|3. Airbus A380 Custom||$402 million|
|4. Airbus A340-300||$350-500 million|
|5. Boeing 747-8 VIP||$367miliion|
|6. Airbus ACJ350||$326 million.|
|7. ACJ350 XWB||$317 million|
|8. Boeing 767-33A/ER||$120-170 million.|
|9. Gulfstream III||$125 million.|
|10. Airbus ACJ319Neo||$101.5 million|
|11. Boeing 787-8 BBJ||$100 million|
|12. Boeing 757||$100 million|
|13. Airbus A319.||$81 million|
|14. Bombardier Global 7000||$73 million.|
|15. Boeing Business Jet 2.||$73 million|
|16. Bombardier Global 7500||$72 million|
|17. Gulfstream 650||$70 million|
|18. Gulfstream G650ER.||$66.5 million|
|19. Bombardier 8000||$66 million|
|20. Embraer Lineage 1000E||$53 million|
|21. Challenger 850||$40 million|
|22. Gulfstream G500||$44 million|
|23. Citation Longitude||$27 million|
|24. Gulfstream G200||$23 million|
|25. Praetor 600||$21 million|
|26. Embraer Legacy 500||$20 million.|
|27. Citation Sovereign||$18.79m|
|28. Learjet 75 Liberty||$9.9 million.|
|29. Phenom 100EV.||$4.95 million|
|30. PC-12 NGX||$4.39 million|
30. PC-12 NGX
PC-12 NGX has an estimated cost of $4.39 million.
Pilatus is a Swiss company that makes single-engine light private jets. The plane’s comfortable interior can accommodate up to ten people.
Moreover, each plane is handcrafted in Switzerland and has bespoke hand-stitched leather seats, elaborate upholstery, and special wood cabinets.
29. Phenom 100EV
Phenom 100EV comes with a price of approximately $4.95 million.
The Embraer Phenom 100EV is a light aircraft with a distance of up to 1,178 nm and is considered one of the best entry-level choices on the market.
It has bigger headroom than any jet of its size, as well as huge windows.
In addition, the Phenom 100EV offers 11 unique interior themes to select and customize the plane to one’s style and preference.
It can accommodate up to eight people.
In March 2017, Embraer delivered its first Phenom 100EV aircraft to an undisclosed American client.
28. Learjet 75 Liberty
The new Learjet 75 Liberty is the first private executive suite in the category, and it reinvents the famous Learjet brand with the price of $9.9 million.
Moreover, it’s designed to disrupt the light- and super-light-jet sectors, with a midsize airframe and interior and operational expenses comparable to smaller light aircraft.
Moreover, Liberty currently is the flagship of the Learjet series and was launched by Alex Lyon & Son, an American auctioneering business.
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27. Citation Sovereign
Citation Sovereign costs approximately $18.79 million.
The Citation Sovereign, another Cessna aircraft, is a somewhat smaller mid-sized jet than the Longitude.
The Citation Sovereign has a maximum capacity of 9 people. Moreover, it features a large cabin with a height of 5.7 feet, a width of 5.5 feet, and a length of 25.3 feet.
Furthermore, it can also take off and land at narrower or more difficult airports than bigger private aircraft because of its better technology and excellent short takeoff characteristics.
Citation Sovereign has a top speed of 848 kilometers per hour
26. Embraer Legacy 500
Embraer Legacy 500 has a sticker price of $20 million.
The Embraer Legacy 500 is a midsize jet built for short-haul flights. In addition, rich leather and bespoke wood veneer adorn the interior of the cabin, while beautiful rugs and gleaming marble adorn the flooring.
Moreover, it also boasts the most spacious cabin in its category and is the only one that enables people to stand up without needing a floorboard that runs the length of the aircraft.
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25. Praetor 600
Praetor 600 is a luxury private jet that comes with a price of $21 million.
The Praetor 600 was created by considering long and international travel, with popular routes such as London to New York.
As a result, it boasts one of the longest ranges in its category, with a nonstop range of 4,018 nm.
It’s also intended for luxury and refinement, with an ultra-quiet atmosphere ideal for work, resting, or socializing, with seating for up to 12 people.
24. Gulfstream G200
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player in the world with two private planes. One of the most costly private planes is his $23 million Gulfstream G200 Galaxy.
The Gulfstream G200 is a twin-engine passenger aircraft that was previously known as the IAI Galaxy. The G200 is the best jet for transcontinental travel, with a range of 3,400nm. “Astra Galaxy” was the initial name for the G200.
Moreover, the aircraft was renamed the Gulfstream G200 after Gulfstream Aerospace bought Galaxy Aerospace in 2001.
23. Citation Longitude
With the price of $27 million, Citation Longitude is one of the most expensive private jets of all time.
Cessna’s Citation Longitude is a commercial plane that belongs to the Cessna Citation series. Moreover, the aircraft has a T-tail empennage and area rule contouring on the fuselage.
Furthermore, it has a distance of up to 3,500 nautical miles and a spacious 6-foot interior with plenty of room for passengers to lounge and roams around.
On July 13, 2021, Textron Aviation announced that the Citation Longitude received EASA approval.
22. Gulfstream G500
Gulfstream G500 has an estimated cost of $44 million. The G500 has a range of 5,063 miles.
It flew for the first time on May 18, 2015, and gained FAA-type certification on July 20, 2018, and was delivered for the first time on September 27, 2018.
It has accommodation for up to 19 people, three living spaces, and additional staff sleeping space.
Buyers can install a full-size kitchen in either the front or back of the plane.
21. Challenger 850
Rapper Jay-Z owns the Challenger 850, which his wife Beyonce gifted him. Beyonce purchased the jet for $40 million.
The Challenger 850 is based on the CRJ200 aircraft from Bombardier. It can carry 12–16 persons.
The Challenger 850 has a six-screen electronic flight equipment system with two primary flight panels, two multipurpose exhibits, and two engine indication and crew warning system exhibits on its all-digital flight deck.
20. Embraer Lineage 1000E
This is the first of the modified airliners on the listing. It’s modeled on the Embraer E190 regional aircraft, which is quite famous.
The luxurious 1000E, which costs $53 million, can be customized to include a bedroom and a walk-in bath.
With a range of approximately 5,300 miles, the 1000E can accommodate 13–19 people. On May 7, 2009, Aamer Abdul Jalil Al Fahim received the first Lineage 1000.
Every aspect of the jet has been perfectly linked with technology.
19. Bombardier 8000
Famous singer and songwriter Céline Dion owns the Bombardier 8000, which cost her $66 million.
The 17-seat twin-engine aircraft is economical as luxurious, with an unparalleled flight range that distinguishes it from its competitors.
Moreover, it provides fully customized suites, providing customers with a broad range of layout and style options.
18. Gulfstream G650ER
Gulfstream G650ER costs about $66.5 million.
G650ER is the Gulfstream’s main mode. It has a range of about 7,500 miles, which means it can fly across the Pacific Ocean.
Moreover, rich leathers, exquisite wood veneers, and elegant stonework adorn the plane.
The G650ER is a shorter-range variant of the G650, with a range difference of roughly 500 nautical miles. In May 2005, the Gulfstream G650 was officially introduced as an internal corporate prototype.
Moreover, passengers can use a smartphone to operate the complete customized cabin.
17. Gulfstream 650
Billionaire TV star Oprah Winfrey owns the Gulfstream 650 worth $70 million.
The Gulfstream has a continuous range of 8,000 nautical miles.
In addition, the G650 can accommodate eight passengers and a four-person crew.
The G650 is the world’s largest purpose-built private jet, with the world’s highest, longest, and broadest cabin.
With no mechanical work between the pilot and the flying controls, the Gulfstream G650 was the second business jet to employ fly-by-wire technology.
16. Bombardier Global 7500
Model and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner own the Bombardier Global 7500 that cost her $72 million.
The customized jet has an uninterrupted range of 14,260 kilometers. In addition, Bombardier Aviation has created the Global 7500 and Global 8000 super long-range business jets.
They are propelled by a new General Electric Passport 20 16,500 lbs. (73 kN) engine that emits less NOx and uses 8 percent less fuel than the Global Express XRS, enabling them to cruise at Mach 0.90.
15. Boeing Business Jet 2
Boeing Business Jet 2 is owned by Mukesh Ambani, which cost him $73 million.
The inside of this luxurious private jet is 95.2 square meters and has an exclusive lounge that can accommodate complete business meetings.
Additionally, luxuriously equipped sitting and dining spaces are also available on Mr. Ambani’s Business Jet 2.
A maximum cruising rate of 870 km/hr is possible due to two CFM 56-7B27 turbofan engines. The Boeing Business Jet 2 has a maximum distance range of 12,300 kilometers.
This private jet provides all comfort and luxury for a personal or business journey.
14. Bombardier Global 7000
Luxury aircraft Bombardier Global 7000 costs about $73 million.
The Global 7500 aircraft is the biggest and longest-range passenger aircraft in the industry. There are four genuine living rooms, a large kitchen, and a designated crew room inside its exquisite layout.
The 7500, formerly known as the 7000, took its first flight on November 4, 2016. Furthermore, it has a 7,700 nm range and a peak rate of Mach 0.925, the best in the business.
Moreover, the plane can fly up to 51,000 feet above the ground.
13. Airbus A319
The price for Airbus A319 is $81 million.
This modified Airbus A319 corporate jet has a fully equipped bar and a luxurious dining room that comfortably fits thirty guests.
The jet’s highest cruise speed is 828 kilometers per hour, thanks to two turbofan engines installed on the wing pylons. Overall, the 9,475-kilometer flying range of the bespoke Airbus is impressive.
Moreover, a complete boardroom with comprehensive video conferencing facilities is also included in the A319 configuration.
12. Boeing 757
Boeing 757, owned by Donald Trump, costs about $100 million.
A master bedroom with a desk at work, an incorporated home theater system, a TV room with a 52 inches flatscreen TV and a control device allowing access to over a hundred of Trump’s favorite movies, and a bath with a circular shower are among the amenities of the jet.
The plane’s opulent design features gold-plated seat belt fasteners in the primary and passenger cabins, as well as a gold-plated basin and faucets in the restroom.
Furthermore, the 757 has extended storage with one engine uninstalled since 2019.
11. Boeing 787-8 BBJ
Boeing 787-8 BBJ costs approximately $100 million.
The aircraft is operated by both Qatar Amiri Flight and the State of Kuwait.
Owing to fuel-efficient motors and aerodynamically promising innovations that ultimately reduce fuel usage, the 787 Dreamliner can help its passengers feel better about traveling in a flying house. It has a 9,945 nm range.
Boeing’s business jet 787 is a private plane variant of the company’s best-selling 787 Dreamliner.
10. Airbus ACJ319Neo
The ACJ319neo costs $101.5 million before bespoke interior components are installed.
The jet can fly uninterrupted from Los Angeles to Geneva, Switzerland, and has a capacity of almost 7,800 miles.
The ACJ319Neo is intended to operate at 41,000 feet, which allows it to escape the majority of turbulence and other aircraft travel.
For ride comfort, the pressurized cabin reduces the elevation to below 6,400 feet, 15 percent lower than its closest rival.
9. Gulfstream III
Tyler Perry owns Gulfstream III, which cost about $125 million.
The plane’s 38 cubic meters of storage has been transformed into multiple big-screen viewing areas, the main dining room, and a properly equipped kitchen.
Two Rolls Royce Spey Turbofan engines power this Gulfstream III, giving it a 903 km/hr peak airspeed. As a result, Mr. Perry’s Gulfstream III has a range of 7,402.98 kilometers, which is more than adequate.
Moreover, Tyler Perry’s plane has a separate luxury bedroom and bathroom in its 38 cubic meter cabin.
8. Boeing 767-33A/ER
Boeing 767-33A/ER is worth approximately $120-170 million.
The jet has been named bandit because of the cockpit paint detailing. It belongs to Roman Abramovich, a Russian billionaire and the Chelsea Football Club owner.
The jet, designed to carry up to 300 people, can easily transport a whole crew from match to match.
The jet’s inside is furnished with chestnut flooring and adorned with gold, and it has a beautiful paint job on the outside.
It also has a dining area for 30 people and an anti-missile system for added safety.
7. ACJ350 XWB
ACJ350 XWB is one of the most expensive private jets that has a price of around $317 million.
It can accommodate up to 25 VIP travelers. The plane has a capability of 11,100 nautical miles. The fuselage is made of next-generation carbon composite materials, according to Airbus.
Furthermore, the owner can customize their private jet to suit their demands because it is entirely customizable.
The abbreviation XWB stands for Xtra Widebody.
6. Airbus ACJ350
Luxury private jet Airbus ACJ350 has an estimated price of $326 million.
The customized cabin constructed by Lufthansa Technik is an optional upgrade that can cost up to $500 million.
This jet feels like a second home in the sky, with an onboard spa, office spaces, full-size rooms, and child’s play areas.
With a luxurious bathroom, bed, a sitting area, and workspace, the front of the cabin is dedicated to family space.
Moreover, a guest room in the middle offers leisure and relaxation.
5. Boeing 747-8 VIP
The Boeing 747-8 VIP is the world’s second-longest and second-largest aircraft with a price of approximately $367 million.
The plane has a continuous range of 8,000 nautical miles.
An undisclosed purchaser paid an additional $200 million to install living areas, restrooms, a master suite, and a 14-person dining hall.
4. Airbus A340-300
The Airbus A340-300 is valued at around $350-500 million.
Russian billionaire Alisher Ashmanov owns this airplane
Aside from the stunning outside paintwork, the jet is known as the “Bourkhan,” after Alisher Ashmanov’s father.
Furthermore, it is Russia’s biggest private jet, even bigger than President Vladimir Putin’s Ilyushin Il-96.
3. Boeing BBJ 777-8
Boeing BBJ 777-8 is a luxury private jet with an estimated price of $410 million.
It is well-known for being the industry’s longest-range private aircraft.
It has a capacity of over 11,500 nautical miles and can transport up to 75 people around the world without halting.
The inside of the BBK 777-8 with a huge 3,256 sq. ft cabin can be fully customized with features like lounges, dining areas, bedrooms, and meeting rooms.
2. Airbus A380 Custom
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal purchased Airbus A380 Custom for $402 million.
The Prince’s Airbus 380 boasts 6,460 square feet of cabin area, which is plenty of space for all the comforts of home.
The jet, dubbed “The Flying Palace,” includes garage doors for automobiles as well as a barn for carrying horses and camels.
It also has six fully equipped bedrooms.
This private jet plane is powered by four Alliance GP 7270 engines with a peak rate of speed of 1,050.87 km/hr.
1. Air Force One
The Air Force One is a Boeing 747-200B that has been heavily modified. It costs about $660 million.
A hospital quarter, a meeting room, two kitchens, and various bedrooms are all included.
All of this takes up 4000 square feet and is stretched out over three decks. In 2019, Donald Trump released a makeover that included a new color palette and interior decorating.
Furthermore, it can refuel in mid-flight and is always tailed by two fighter planes.