Private Jets and business aircraft owned by Billionaires and Celebs

Business Aviation or Private Aviation is the use of an aircraft for a business purpose or private purpose.

Jets are very expensive, with private jet prices exceeding tens of millions of dollars, so only the world’s richest can afford a private plane.

Jet Charter

Often a jet charter is used, as the cost of a charter service is less expensive than owning a jet.

A private airplane or business jet is a jet aircraft designed for transporting small groups of people, mostly in opulence luxury.

The aircraft are mostly owned by corporations, billionaires, celebs, and government organizations.

Most Expensive Jet

The costs of jets vary from a few million dollars to several hundred million dollars. The costs are even higher due to the custom private jet interiors. The most expensive jet is probably the Boeing 747-8 VIP with a value up to US$ 400 million.

A Boeing 747 BBJ is the only 4 engine private jet. Most business aircraft have 2 engines. The  Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X are 3 engine business jets.

The Airbus ACJ380 is bigger and maybe even more expensive. But we are not sure if one is actually in operation. Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed bin Talal ordered one. But he canceled the project.

The plane has reportedly been taken over by the King of Saudi Arabia. Al Waleed still owns the private Boeing 747 with registration HZ-WBT7.

If we just include jets built in series. Then this is the list with the most expensive business aircraft in 2021.

B747 BBJ (HZ-WBT7)
Prince Al Waleed bin Talal

B747 HZ-WBT7

Airbus A319 (M-KATE)
Mikhail Prokhorov

M-KATE A319 Dmitry Rybolovlev jet
Private Jet Prices
Jet TypePrice ($)Charter Rate / Hour ($)
Boeing 747 BBJ$260,000,000$30,000
Boeing 787 Dreamliner BBJ$230,000,000$28,000
Boeing 737 BBJ$110,000,000$17,000
Airbus A319$90,000,000$12,500
Gulfstream G650ER$70,000,000$10,500
Dassault Falcon 8X$60,000,000$12,.500

Fleet

In 2018 there were more than 22,000 business jets in the worldwide fleet. Of which 11% were for sale. About 70% of the fleet is in North America. The European market is the next largest. With growing activity in the Middle East, Asia, and Central America..

The Most Popular Jet

The most popular jets, not necessarily in actual sales numbers. But as billionaires ‘like to have’.:

  1. Gulfstream G650  – at a price of US$ 70 million.
  2. Dassault Falcon X8 – at a price of US$ 60 Million.
  3. Bombardier Global 7000 – at a price of US$ 50 Million.

Most popular in actual sales numbers are the. :

  1. Cessna Citation
  2. Embraer Phenom
  3. Bombardier Challenger

Celeb Jet Owners

Famous owners include Donald Trump. He owns a Boeing 757 with registration N757AF. The jet has a dining room. Roman Abramovich owns Boeing 767 with registration P4-MES. Bill Gates owns a Bombardier BD-700 with registration N887WM. Magic Johnson owns a Gulfstream III (N32MJ) and Taylor Swift owns a Dassault Falcon 900 (N898TS).

Footballer Neymar Jr owns two aircraft and a yacht. Read our full list of business jet owners here.

Jeffrey Epstein owned a Boeing 727 Business Jet (N908JE). See rare interior photos here.

Floyd Mayweather owns a Gulfstream GIV, with registration N151SD. Opray Winfrey owns a G650. John Travolta owned a Boeing 707. And Dan Bilzerian owns an older G-IV

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G650ER (N44KJ)
Khaled al Juffali

N44KJ G650ER Khaled al Juffali

B737 BBJ (M-YBBJ)
Andrey Melnichenko

M-YBBJ B737 BBJ Melnichenko

Private Jet Interior

Designers have created some of the most impressive interiors for business jets. In the photos hereunder you’ll see the interior of a Boeing 747 BBJ design for a head of state. There are also some examples of Gulfstream G650 interiors and those of a Bombardier Global 600o. The custom-built interior of a private jet can cost more than $ 10 million.