In a world filled with lavish personal items, from super cars to 300 foot yachts. What do the richest of the rich all have in common? They all own a private jet. If you were wondering who owns some of these planes or just how much one of them costs then keep reading. We have compiled a list of the top 6 most expensive jets in the world.
1. Airbus A340-300 – $600 Million
When you’re looking to buy the worlds most expensive private jet why not go all out? Well that is exactly what Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov did with his A340. The jet alone costs roughly $238 million, but when you’re spending that much might as well decorate it the way you want to, right? Usmanov really did not cut corners or try to save money because when its all said and done the plane cost a cool $600 million. This badass flying mansion can carry 375 passengers and fly up to 9000 miles at a time, so the next time you’re thinking about how much one of these can possibly cost just think of Alisher.
2. Airbus A380 Superjumbo Jet – $500 Million
Coming in second we have the Airbus A380 which is the most expensive airplane ever made. Who was the lucky person to have this built for them? None other than Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia. Prince Alwaleed’s private jet has a garage for his luxury cars, a stable, numerous bedrooms and bathrooms with showers. According to Forbes the prince is worth a whopping $18 billion. He is the founder and CEO of Kingdom Holding Company which involves media, hotels, real estate and among others.
3. Boeing 747 – $153 Million
You may have heard of the Boeing 747 before, that is because it is used by several airlines as commercial planes. Some of the worlds wealthiest people use this beast as personal jets taking them all over the world. If you’re curious as to who would own such a massive plane as a personal jet just look up Joesph Lau who paid $153 million for his own 747. Lau is a multi-billion Chinese real estate investor. The best part of the 747 is that it is a TWO story plane. Imagine what you could do with all that space?
4. President Trump’s Boeing 757 – $100 Million
When you’re one of the worlds most recognized figures you surely have to travel in style. Before President Trump was flying around Air Force One for the most part of this year he still has his own Boeing 747 as well. Estimating $100 million President Trumps 747 has a 52” flatscreen, gold plated seat belt buckles, gold plated bathroom sinks and faucets. With two bedrooms and room for 23 people you are definitely flying in style with this private jet. Fun fact: Before President Trump owned his iconic 747 it was owned by Microsoft’s Paul Allen.
5. BD-700 Global Express – $47.7 Million
From Oprah to Celine Dion the BD-700 is what the stars of Hollywood are flying around in. It has seats for up to 18 people, multiple workstations, and a sitting area for all this is the go to plane for bringing you and your whole family to Aspen for the weekend. At just over $47 million it’s almost affordable enough for us all….almost.
6. Gulfstream IV – $38 Million
The Gulfstream is not an airliner but it definitely will make your travels feel amazing. You and 18 of your friends can climb into the cabin and two Rolls-Royce engines will make you blast off. If you’re a germaphobe like most people in airports then you will love this feature, every 2 minutes the air in the plane is refreshed to get rid of any pesky germs. I mean if it’s cool enough for Tom Cruise then I’m sure it’s cool enough for you. Oh, that is if you have $38 million just laying around to spend.
Air Force One – $660 Million
If you’re the president of the United States of America then you will need a flying fortress to keep you safe. When the U.S. government bought Air Force One in the early 90’s they paid roughly $330 million. In todays dollars, the $330 million that they paid is equal to $571 million cool ones. If you thought that was a lot of money just think about how much it is to operate Air Force One. The hourly use of this beast comes out to $180,000 per hour. Now lets say the president needs to go somewhere internationally then the costs go upwards of $10 million.