Celebrities almost always get the star treatment. They never have to sit in the cattle class of the airplane like the rest of us peasants – opting usually for first class. If you see one on a cruise, you can bet that they are living it up in one of the luxurious suits without a care in the world. But what happens when you can’t even take that anymore? What happens when you no longer want to deal with airport security, when you can’t stand the thought of being beholden to something as silly as an airplane time schedule. Maybe it’s just that you are sick and tired of waiting in line at the buffet on the cruise ship, or that you just want to spend a little bit more time on that one island.
Well, luckily for them, A list celebrities have been able to solve all of those problems (for themselves of course). When they want to go somewhere at the drop of a hat, they go – but in a private jet that they own. When they want to take a cruise around the Caribbean but want to explore a bit more of an island, they can – in their own private yacht.
But it’s not all fun and games for these A listers. A lot of the time, these people conduct important business meetings on their yachts, or need to be present at a presentation for one multi-million dollar investment in Miami, then another one in Dallas a few hours later, and squeeze in a nap or a video conference in between. Ain’t nobody got time for public transport in that case! But we all know that hard work pays off, and these people are going around in both the sea and the air in the classiest ways possible.
Tom Cruise – Gulfstream IV – $36 Million
The ‘Top Gun’ actor might already be cruising his multiple and very expensive cars, but there’s no doubt that he tops that by owning a $36 million private jet.
Cruise, who has endless of films under his belt, purchased this state-of-the-art Gulfstream IV jet which fits more than 20 passengers and two crew members to serve the flying entourage with their every need. This business aircraft probably lets the the 54-year-old feel like there is no mission that is impossible.
Celine Dion – Bombardier Global Express – $42 Million
The singer with the unbelievable voice has been touring the globe with one of the greatest performances in the world. It’s no secret the French-Canadian singer is used to leading a life that is one big spectacle, we mean, just take a look at her Florida estate, so it makes sense that she would own a luxurious and very spacious private jet that is all-leather.
The Bombardier Global Express, which is estimated at $42 million, can fit up to 14 passengers who can enjoy a meal prepared by a private chef and get comfy in fancy-designer furniture.
Justin Bieber – Gulfstream G4 – $60 Million
The Canadian singer is only 23 year old but he definitely knows how to live like the rich and famous who have been in the Hollywood scene for quite some time now. It seems like the singer is a Belieber in living the high life as he is always accessorized with the most expensive bling and.
Bieber, who likes to hang out with different crowds, purchased a G4 which he uses to tour around the world as well as host up to 14 guests. We have a feeling he knows what it’s like to party hard up in the air.
Bill Gates – Bombardier BD-700 Global Express – $40 Million
Bill Gates is one of the richest man in the world, but he has always stated that he is trying to teach his family that you need to work hard for your money and has even signed the ‘Giving Pledge’ where he promised he would donate most of his fortune to his foundations.
However, the Microsoft founder still needs to travel in style and in the most technologically advanced plane. This is why he purchased the Bombardier BD-700 Global Express which is equipped with the latest technology.
JK Rowling – Amphitrite Yacht – $28 Million
Just like celebrities are used to swapping their millions of dollars worth of mansions, we guess they do the same with their privately owned modes of transport.
The billion dollar author, who made her fortune after she introduced Harry Potter to the world, owns a luxurious yacht named the Amphitrite Yacht, which was owned in the past by Pirates of the Caribbean actor, Johnny Depp. The oceanic vessel accommodates 10 passengers and 9 crew members and is designed in a lavish-bohemian way.
Steven Spielberg – Seven Seas – $184 Million
He is one of the most successful directors and filmmakers in Hollywood, and so it only makes sense that the talented producer would own an extremely impressive yacht. His 282 foot vessel which was built by the Nuvolari Lenard Design company is estimated at a mind blowing number – $184 million!
The ‘Seven Seas’, which is the name of this floating beauty features a gym, a helicopter pad and an infinity pool which can also convert to a private theatre, obviously.
Roberto Cavalli – Baglietto Yacht – $40 Million
Being one of the most successful fashion designers in the world with an estimated net worth of $250 million, you probably have to travel around from one Fashion Week to another, and the only way to do it is, well, in style.
Roberto Cavalli, who is the owner of the Cavalli powerhouse owns this impressive Baglietto Yacht. Just like his colorful designs and interesting patterns, the 134 foot ft long vessel is colored in unique chrome colors. The custom-built yacht can host up to 8 guests.
Mark Cuban – Boeing 767-277 – $144.1 million
Owner of the NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks has an astonishing net worth of $3.4 billion. Cuban is not only a successful businessman, but also a philanthropist, a television personality and a great investor, so he sure knows what to invest in when it comes to his personal life.
Cuban bought the 767-277 Boeing for just a little more than $144 million. He even went as far as fitting the seas for the tall players on his team.
Eric Clapton – Va Bene – $12 Million
The singer might now Change the World any time soon, but he can definitely change the way he travels. Clapton is the owner of this incredible yacht named Va Bene. The 156 ft long vessel can host up to 12 passengers.
It was designed by the top professionals in the industry and can reach a super speed of 18 knots. It was refurnished in 2008 to accommodate the singer’s need.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather – Gulfstream IV – $40 Million
Having nicknames such as ‘Money’ and ‘Pretty Boy’ pretty much means you have to own a super expensive and pretty-looking things. The boxing champion is the owner of Gulfstream IV which is estimated at $40 million.
The private jet can accommodate up to 14 people. The undefeated boxer, who won 15 international titles throughout his career, uses the plane to travel from one home to another as he is the owner of multiple mansions around the U.S.
Bono – Kingdom Come – $22 Million
U2 frontman, Bono, is known for his fine taste and love for all things luxurious. It almost makes sense that the yachts that he owns would be named Kingdom Come, as it does look like a lavish kingdom from the inside.
This 198 foot long oceanic vessel includes a master bedroom, a huge deck, marble bathroom, a jacuzzi and state of the art furniture all decorated in classic retro European decor. It can host more than 15 people and crew members.
Tiger Woods – Privacy Yacht – $20 Million
Golf professional who has been ranked at number 7 on Forbes’ list of the wealthiest celebrities in America has a net worth that is estimated at $740 million. Although Woods like to keep his affairs and assets private, he did have one (or many) ugly affairs that went very public which also led to his divorce.
The golf player named his yacht ‘Privacy’ and it’s not a coincidence. Some of the things you can find on board are a gym, a private theatre, a jacuzzi and a lounge bar.
Tiger Woods (#2) – Gulfstream G550 – $53.5 Million
We’re not surprised to see the Gold legend on our list for the second time, after all he has a mind blowing net worth of a little more that $740 million.
It’s safe to say that he likes to invest in all things luxurious including expensive houses, cars, yachts and now this Gulfstream G550 which is estimated at more than $53 million. It can fit 18 people very comfortably and can fly to remote destinations nonstop. Now that’s real hospitality.
Jim Carrey – Gulfstream V – $59 Million
Comedian and funny man, Jim Carrey might want to make other laugh, but when it comes to his own luxurious lifestyle, he doesn’t find it funny and in fact, he is very serious about his assets.
The actor is the owner of the Gulfstream V which can hold up to 16 people and 2 more crew members. The jet has one of the best performances in the world and can reach up to 45,000 in terms of altitude. If you want to charter the jet, it will cost you ‘only’ $8,000 per hour.
Giorgio Armani – Main – $60 Million
Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani is one of the richest men in the world with a net worth of $7.8 billion. The designer has ‘luxury’ written all over his clothes and everything he has put his hands on has turned into gold.
Fittingly, he owns a classy-looking yacht named ‘Main’. It only makes sense that he would sail the ocean in a luxurious ship. The fine design of the ship is the perfect backdrop for some great fashion photo shoots.
Harrison Ford – Cessna 680 Sovereign – $18 Million
Star Wars legend who is 74 years old these days is a qualified pilot and he owns more planes than fellow actor, John Travolta. Ford owns a total of 8 aircraft including Aviat A-1B Husky, Cessna 182, Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza, Aviat A-1B Husky, a Bell 407 helicopter and more.
The Cessna 680 Soveregin can fit up to 12 passengers and it’s estimated at $18 million. The actor was once quoted saying that ‘flying is like good music’.
Larry Page & Sergey Brin – Boeing 767-200 – $40 Million
You would think the Google founders would have enough money to own two private jets, but it’s no surprise, after all, these two geniuses have always been modest as they started their own company in the basement. They own the ‘Google Jet’, which is nothing short of luxurious.
If you’ve ever seen how the Google offices are designed around the world, you can probably guess that the Boeing 767-200 is lavish all around. The jet can host up to 50 people and includes a big dining area and first class comfy seats.
Tyler Perry – Gulfstream III – $125 Million
The famed comedian, writer and filmmaker, who earned more than $130 million between 2010 and 2011 is one of the highest paid entertainers in the show business. The comedian actually customized the Gulfstream jet to make it a ‘flying theatre’ with a big entertainment library and huge screens.
When it comes to modifying the $125 million jet, the sky is pretty much the limit. If you do the math, the base price for the plane was $65 million, so you can only imagine how much it was to renovate it.
Roman Abramovich – Eclipse – $380 million
For the Russian Billionaire, who owns one of the most successful soccer clubs in the world, among other things, the sky is the limit. The yacht that he owns, named Eclipse, is the second-biggest yacht in the world that is privately owned.
It boasts 24 cabins, 3 launch boats, 2 swimming pools, 2 helicopter pads and enough room for 70 crew members! Abramovich has the chance to live the luxurious lifestyle that he is used to even when he’s at sea.
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs – The Maraya, Estimated $65 Million
When you own a $65 million yacht, you know you did good for yourself. The rapper, songwriter and actor might have more than three nicknames, but when it comes to naming his floating asset, he was quite focused.
Named ‘The Maraya’, this yacht is the perfect party site. It includes a fancy living area with leather furniture, a top deck with a private bar and more extravagant amenities that you can only expect from the famous singer.
John Travolta – Boeing 707 – $4.5 Million
Travolta is not new to planes, in fact he i sone big aviation fan who owns not less than 7 planes! He has his own pilot’s license so he could fly these aircraft anywhere he wants.
Some of his assets include Bombardier Challenger 601, Boeing 707, Boeing 727 and a couple of Gulfstream jets. The qualified pilot has even finished the course of the Australian airline, Quantas and is now part of their pilot crew.
Nicholas Cage – Sarita – $20 Million
While you don’t immediately think of the Face Off actor as a big spender, at least not when compared to his fellow Hollywood stars, but Nicholas Cage is one of the biggest spenders in the show business.
It was reported that he splurged more than $150 million on different things including not one, but four yachts that are each worth around $20 million. His favorite one is ‘Sarita’ which can accommodate 12 people who can enjoy 3 decks, a wet bar and more first class services.
Elvis Presley – Convair 880 ‘Lisa Marie’ – $600,000
The King himself was always known for being the romantic ladies’ man that he was, so it’s no surprise that he names his private jet ‘Lisa Marie’ after his own daughter. While it’s ‘only’ worth $600,000 this vintage aircraft features a bathroom, a master bedroom all decorated in top-notch amenities.
It includes 28 seats, which we can imagine were used for the singer to tour around with his band and a couple of sleeping cabins. We wish we could be a fly on the walls of this jet.
Oprah Winfrey – Global Express XRS – $42 Million
Talk show queen and media mogul might have quit television, but she certainly did not give up on living in style. Winfrey uses her Global Express XRS VIP jet to travel the world both for her own leisure as well as for her philanthropic work.
Oprah, who doesn’t have any children, but owns 5 dogs, has enough room on board for 10 lucky passengers. In fact, the Bombardier Aersospace designed jet is very popular among other A-listers.
Beyonce’ & Jay-Z – Galactica Star – $70 Million
This is getting a bit uncomfortable, but it seems like this loving couple likes to splurge and shower each other with gifts that most people couldn’t afford, not in their wildest dreams. Let’s say that Jay-Z figured out that his wife is Irreplaceable and one way to show was to charter the Galactica Star for $900,000 a week.
Whenever the power-couple decided to, they can invite 12 of their friends to party with them on this gorgeous vessel. Don’t worry, they won’t have to work hard hosting, because there are 13 crew members on board.
Mark Zuckerberg – Private Jet
The young and innovative CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, may be donating his money to charity when he passes away but until then he has decided to use his fortune to buy himself a nice little jet.
Zuckerberg was said to have purchased the jet in the SEC findings about Facebook’s finances. We happen to think he’s earned his little perk, don’t you think?
Morgan Freeman – Cessna Citation 501, Cessna 414 twin-engine and Emivest SJ30
Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman sure has a thing for planes! Freeman owns three planes that he likes to take out and play with every now and then.
Freeman, who is good at playing character that are God-like and, well God himself, likes being in the sky and as near to him as can be, or so it seems. Freeman likes his expensive hobby a whole lot.
Steve Jobs – Gulfstream Jet
The late and great CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, was rewarded with a Gulfstream jet for his hard work from his company. Apple gave Jobs the plane as a welcome gift when he became the CEO of the company.
Although we can only imagine how much that little gift cost, we are pretty sure Jobs brought in more money with his branding genius and innovative mind.
Warren Buffett – Gulfstream IV SP Jet
Obviously Warren Buffett would have his own jet! The billionaire economist and businessman has owned his own Gulfstream IV SP for years. The photo below shows Buffett sitting inside the main cabin of his jet while giving an interview.
Buffett is known for his incredibly smart business investment choices and is ranked the second wealthiest individual in the United States.Buffett is known for his incredibly smart business investment choices and is ranked the second wealthiest individual in the United States.
Ralph Lauren – Gulfstream G650 Jet
The classic American clothing and home goods designer, Ralph Lauren, owns the super luxurious Gulfstream G650. Lauren’s net worth currently lies around the $6 billion mark and remaining pretty steady in place.
Purchasing a plane is nothing for Lauren, while flying even first class on a commercial flight would be considered a nuisance. Lauren is no longer the CEO of Ralph Lauren Corporation but remains as the Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer.
Sir Richard Branson – Falcon 900EX Jet
Sir Richard Branson, the Founder of Virgin Group, deals in all things innovative and holds over 400 companies. Branson, who is currently worth $5.2 billion, purchased his little jet so he could get around in whenever he wants to travel to his private island or any other place in the world.
Branson deals in technological advances in aviation, with special attention to space travel with him company Virgin Galactic.
Rupert Murdoch – Gulfstream 550 Jet
With a net worth of $12.4 billion in 2017, it is not in the least bit surprising that Rupert Murdoch purchased himself a Gulfstream 55.
Murdoch, who is a media mogul and incredibly savvy businessman, has more money than he knows what to do with. He is currently married to former model Jerry Hall (his fourth wife) and has six children.
Jimmy Buffett – Hemisphere Dancer Seaplane
Jimmy has his pilots license and in a very unsurprising move, he also owns a restored Grumman Albatross and a Grumman Goose seaplane. Jimmy is well-known for his iconic musical career, with hit songs like Margaritaville, Cheeseburger in Paradise, and Come Monday.
He likes to call his fans Parrotheads. Jimmy likes to use his $400 million net worth to buy anything his heart desires.
Brad Pitt – Ghost Yacht
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (back when they were still together in 2014) decided to buy a yacht as a family. The couple spent over $250 million on the luxury item. At this point the yacht is still in the family and there has been no decision as to who will get it or if they will sell it.
However, looking back we see that the family had many wonderful moments aboard the vessel, called Ghost, and will be sad to part with it.
Paul Allen – Octopus Yacht
The co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, decided that a fabulous way to spend his fortune would be to buy a mega yacht. Allen bought a 414 foot yacht he called Octopus. As you can see, the yacht is massive.
The yacht is one of the largest in the world that Allen rents out for others to use during exploration and rescue projects. The yacht has two helipads, swimming pool, movie theater, submarine, and spa.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana – The Regina D’Italia Yacht
The designing powerhouse that is Dolce & Gabbana is actually headed by two men who know how to design and how to enjoy the heaping amount of money coming their way. The fashion brand was founded in 1985 and has become a staple in the fashion industry.
The two designers decided to celebrate their hard work with a private yacht that they purchased and called The Regina D’Italia.
Kim Kardashian – Private Jet
Reality television startlet and now head of a powerhouse that is the Kardashian family, travels only in the chicest of style. Kim travels only by private jet along with her entourage and family.
Since her unfortunate situation in Paris when she was mugged, she has added security to everywhere she has gone, including her flights. Kardashian and her entire family fly only by first-class private jets.
Mariah Carey – Private Jet
Diva extraordinaire and songstress Mariah Carey is known to only ever fly privately. Between her hectic schedule and her family flying with her, there is no way she flies without a private jet or helicopter at the very least.
Many of the rich and famous are opting for this super luxurious way of traveling, and a diva like Mariah is not going to let that fly without her (pun intended!).
Cara Delevingne – Private Jet
It seems like every young singer, actress, model or reality star is being flown privately these days. Actress and model Cara Delevingne is no exception.
Cara loves to fly by way of private jet and bringing her equally famous friends along with her for the ride. Delevingne is now more focused on her acting career but continues to model; when looking like her, wouldn’t you?
Drake – Private Jet
Rapper and musician Drake travels in style, ALWAYS. The lives of musicians are getting more and more luxurious as the competition for who has more money continues to grow.
Drake likes to use his high earnings ($92 million to be exact) from hits like Hotline Bling, and One Dance, to charter private jets and helicopters to get his from point A to point B.
Paris Hilton – Private Jet
When your last name is Hilton, you have been traveling by way of private jet your whole life probably. Paris was in everyones faces there for a while when she was on that reality show or the other.
She has recently been very quiet in terms of parading around the world, although she has continuously been traveling and doing so by way of her family’s private jet. Again, once a Hilton always a Hilton (unless you are sister Nicky, who is now a Hilton Rothschild!).
Gwyneth Paltrow – Silolona Yacht
Paltrow is yet another star who loves to be on the water but hasn’t spent the large sums of money it would cost to buy her own yacht. Paltrow charters a yacht whenever she wants to be on the water, chartering this beautiful sea-worthy vessel, called Silolona.
She spent time on the yacht when she took her family to Indonesia, where they spent days on the 154-foot Phinisi-style sailing vessel.
Leonardo DiCaprio – Topaz Yacht
Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is known to love the good things in life. While he is incredibly rich, he has yet to commit to purchasing a yacht of his own so he charters Topaz every chance he gets to get a feel for her.
Topaz is 482 feet long and one of the largest yachts in the world; nothing less for our darling Titanic and Wolf of Wall Street star.
David Geffen – Rising Sun Yacht
David Geffen, business magnate, studio executive and film producer, is worth $6.5 billion today. With that very nice amount of money to behold, Geffen purchased himself a yacht he called the Rising Sun.
The Rising Sun cost $590 million which he purchased a half-stake of with friend and fellow billionaire Larry Ellison of Oracle. The yacht is 454 feet and is a true sight to behold.
Beyonce & Jay-Z – Bombardier Challenger 850 – $40 Million
When you’re a celebrity, it makes sense that you would receive gifts such as private jets from your wife for Father’s Day for instance. This Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet was a ‘modest’ present the rapper and songwriter received from his queen wife, Beyonce.
Sure, it was before she knew the couple were expecting twins, but he was probably already such a good father to their 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, that she couldn’t help herself. The jet features a kitchen, 2 bathrooms a living room and a bedroom of course.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Aya London – $54,000 per month
When you are one of the best soccer players in the world with an estimated net worth of $400 million, we guess you can afford paying over $50,000 a month for renting a yacht. The player, who is all about mixing business with pleasure, has been photographed recently on his three-cabin yacht in Ibiza.
The extravagant Italian vessel is the perfect getaway for the busy athlete. Ronaldo’s yacht got some extra attention recently when it was stopped by the customs. The Real Madrid players isn’t going to let anything stop him from partying.
Michael Jordan – Mr. Terrible – $47 Million
Michael Jordan is probably one of the greatest basketball players of all time with an estimated net worth of $1.31 billion in his bank account. No surprise he can easily afford buying several mansions, private jets and lavish yachts.
One of these famous yachts is “Mr. Terrible”, which is everything but terrible. This 154-foot mega-yacht which is considered the best motor yacht on earth, includes many treats. A cozy jacuzzi, an elevator and even an underwater camera. No wonder Jordan smiles all day.
Nicole Kidman – Sunseeker Manhattan 74 – $2.5 Million
The Australian actress who recently starred on HBO’s Big Little Lies, is all about the good life, and she certainly worked hard to get to where she is today. Kidman likes to sail in style with her ‘Sunseeker Manhattan 74’, also nicknamed ‘Hokulani’.
When you start nicknaming your own yachts, you know you are pretty much swimming in dollars. The yacht features a master state room and can accommodate up to 8 passengers and 3 crew members. This intelligently designed floating vessel is perfect for the classy actress.
Kylie Jenner – $33,000 per week
Ok, we’ll admit this isn’t actually Kylie Jenner’s boat, but she did rent it out for her boyfriend, Travis Scot’s, birthday this past May. A luxury yacht like this costs about $33,000 to rent for just one week!
It includes two dining areas, a bar, sleeps up to eight people, and has tons of other fancy amenities. Kylie and Travis took the boat for a spin around the Bahamas, getting a brief break from parenting while their baby daughter stayed back on shore with a nanny.
Kylie Jenner – Ferrari 458 Spider – $320,000
By land, sea, or air – the Kardashians always travel in style. Sure, there’s a private jet in the pic, but that’s almost par for the course for the Kardashians, all of whom have been spotted boarding them to exotic locales.
So here we thought we’d hone in on Kylie’s mode of transportation to the jet. She used a little ol’ Ferrari 458 Spider, a gift from then-boyfriend Tyga for her 18th birthday. Wonder if he took that Italian supercar worth a third of a million dollars back when they split…