When you are the world’s biggest stars you can travel the world in style and comfort that most common people can only dream about If it is for business or pleasure these stars spent a fortune buying their private yachts and jets, customizing it to their needs and desires and making sure the world knows it. A few have the flight bug and not only pilot their own jets, they also collect them. Others prefer the ocean and crystal clear waters and built a floating hotel on water that has all the latest gadgets and luxuries. Either way, we can only assume their financial advisers are not too happy about it as both Yachts and Jets are not considered a smart investment.
Angelina Jolie – Cirrus SR22, Estimated $650K
Oscar-winning actress and philanthropist Angelina Jolie owns a Cirrus SR22 plane and recently obtained her pilot’s license. It’s not likely that she will be able to take all of her family on a joyride but it is very helpful when you need to get to important meetings and beat LA traffic.
Tom Cruise – Gulfstream IV, Estimated $36 Million
It seems that his role in “Top Gun” left him with a passion for aviation and so, Tom Cruise is the proud owner of a Gulfstream IV, a business jet able to accommodate up to 19 passengers and 2 crew members.
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs – The Maraya, Estimated $65 Million
He is one of the biggest names in Hip-Hop for over 3 decades so you better be sure that FKA Puff Daddy knows how to treat himself. This lush beauty requires 10 staff members on board and can host up to some big parties with a projector screen, stage, and a party floor with a built-in bar.
Justin Bieber – Gulfstream G4, Estimated $60 Million
We all know that Biebez likes to live it up, always dressed in designer outfits and accessorized with bling swag, so it is no surprise that he would spend a fortune on the ultimate luxury. After being spotted in and out of private jets, he announced via Instagram that he purchased himself a G4. Hosting up to 14 of his closest friends and with an entertainment system and a small kitchen, you know he is going to have some wild parties up in the air.
Jim Carrey – Gulfstream V, Estimated $59 Million
Hollywood’s funny man is also an avid aviation enthusiast and his Gulfstream V can accommodate up to 16 passengers and 2 crew members. Since he is not using the jet on the daily, Carrey is offering willing and able individuals to charter the plane for $8,000 an hour.
Jay-Z – Bombardier Challenger 850, Estimated $40 Million
Rapper and businessman Jay-Z received his private jet as a Father’s Day gift from his wife Beyonce. The Bombardier Challenger 850 Learjet is pretty much a flying apartment with a bedroom, living room, kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Since the A-list couple often travels the world for concert tours, events and meetings, such a luxury is also a must with their crazy lifestyle.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Gulfstream III, Estimated $35 Million
Actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger bought his jet around 2007 which he used on occasion to commute from his home in Los Angeles to Sacramento, where he served as the Governor of California. Because of his personal wealth from his acting career, Schwarzenegger did not accept his governor’s salary and paid for his travels from his own pocket. The jet that usually costs around $60 million was stripped down to the bare necessities, hence the “lower” price tag.
JK Rowling – Amphitrite Yacht, Estimated $28 Million
Previously owned by Johnny Depp, JK Rowling went all out for this lavish 5 cabins oceanic vessel that was built in Turkey by Proteksan Turquoise. The yacht is manned by 9 crew members and can accommodate 10 guests with a master bedroom, VIP section, full-size beds and a bohemian feel with luscious fabric and art deco interior. The yacht comes complete with water-ski, windsurf, kayak and snorkeling tools and a home cinema, satellite TV and video games.
Oprah Winfrey – Global Express XRS, Estimated $42 Million
Entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey and a known philanthropist travel the world in style, owning a custom design of the Global Express XRS VIP business jet made by Bombardier Aersospace. Limiting the seating to only 10 passengers while making extra room for other in-flight needs including a bathroom, dining and rest areas. The interiors have been fabricated in leather from top to bottom.
Harrison Ford – Cessna 680 Sovereign, Estimated $18 Million
Hollywood legend, Harrison Ford probably caught the flying bug from his “Star Wars” space-exploring days. Owning 8 different aircrafts including a Bell 407 helicopter, Aviat A-1B Husky, DHC-2 Beaver, Cessna 182, Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, 929-vintage Waco Taperwing and of course the Cessna 680 Soveregin, a long-range-transcontinental jet that can seat between 9 to 12 passengers. Ford is a long-time qualified pilot and his little collection is estimated at over $28 million. Beats having a savings account.
Steven Spielberg – Seven Seas, Estimated $184 Million
Hollywood giant, filmmaker Steven Spielberg is reportedly thinking about trading up his already massive yacht the “Seven Seas” to a larger ship but for now he is still the owner of a 282 foot yacht built by Oceanco from the Nuvolari Lenard Design company. It features an infinity pool with a 15-foot glass wall that can be converted into a cinema screen,The vessel also includes a helicopter pad, gym, spa and can accommodate around 12 people.
Donald Trump – Boeing 757, Estimated $100 Million
After over 2 decades with his trusty Boeing 727-23, former business mogul and now President Donald Trump had purchased and then renovated a Boeing 757, worth over $100 million. The impressive aircraft was refurbished to fly 43 passengers and comes with a master bedroom, a dining area, video room with cinema system, private guest room, conference room and even a King Size bed. The jet is decorated with the Trump logo in 23-carat gold lettering. When you have billions in your bank account such a purchase probably doesn’t even have to go through your financial advisor.
John Travolta – Boeing 707, Estimated $4.5 Million
John Travolta is one of our biggest aviation fans on the list, having his own pilot’s license, owning 7 planes and being an honorary pilot for the Australian aircraft company, Qantas. Travolta also went as far as building 2 customized runways and a huge hangar for his jets on his Florida home property, essentially making his home into a functional airport. Travolta is the proud owner of a Bombardier Challenger 601, Boeing 727, Boeing 707 and 3 Gulfstream jets (Estimating an investment of over $50 million on the plans and $12 million on his airport house).
BONO – Kingdom Come, Estimated $22 Million
U2 leading man, Bono, has a taste for the finer things in life, he also owns a private jet but his pride and joy is his 198 foot long yacht. The enormous ship includes a master suite, large deck, vintage European decor and gold-plated furniture, marble bathroom, hot tub, A large crew of 17 and can host over 15 guests.
Tyler Perry – Gulfstream III, Estimated $125 Million
Famed filmmaker and comedian Tyler Perry customized his Gulfstream jet to become a “Flying theater” with several big screens, huge entertainment library and a media center. In order to set the tone inside, Tyler installed a special type of glass that he can control electronically. The basic price of a new Gulfstream III revolves around $65 million so you can guess just how much this private jet was modified.
Roberto Cavalli – Baglietto Yacht, Estimated $40 Million
It is the most colorful yacht on the list, just like its owner, Fashion powerhouse designer Roberto Cavalli. The mega-yacht was a custom build and it is as unique on the inside as it’s on the outside. Painted in rainbow chrome colors, the Yacht is 134 foot long can accommodate 8 guests and 4 crew members.
Bill Gates – Bombardier BD-700 Global Express, Estimated $40 Million
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express which is packed with technology advancements; it can achieve a maximum speed of Mach 1 and features cutting edge Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite for enhanced performance and error-free navigation. The impressive jet is also equipped with touch screens, wireless internet and every gadget known to man.
Celine Dion – Bombardier Global Express, Estimated $42 Million
Having to travel a lot for tours and performances all around the globe, having a private jet is basically a necessity for the musical legend, Celine Dion.The spacious all-leather interior can comfortably fit 8 to 14 passengers and the bathrooms are complete with luxurious designer furniture. The meals for the passengers are prepared by a private chef.
Eric Clapton – Va Bene, Estimated $12 Million
The yacht is 156 foot long and it can accommodate up to 12 people at once. The stories say that Eric Clapton used to charter the boat in 2005 and liked it so much so that he decided to buy it and what’s not to love? The hot tub in the deck is amazing!
Larry Page & Sergey Brin – Boeing 767-200, Estimated $40 Million
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are the owners of the “Google Jet”, the lux passengers jet accommodates up to 50 people, two lavish staterooms, a large sitting & dining area and 15 first class seats for the higher ups. The biggest news is that Google acquired 2 years of landing rights at the Moffet Field, that is owned and operated by NASA and has never been opened to private aircrafts until now.
Nicholas Cage – Sarita, Estimated $20 Million
Nicholas Cage gained some major heat when he reportedly spent all of his $150 million fortune on… well, about everything… among these extreme spending he also bought 4 yachts, each costing $20 million, however, when he had to sell the majority of his assets to pay back some serious debts and tax bill he only sold 3 of his yachts, keeping “Sarita”, his favorite, that offers guest accommodation for 12 people in 6 cabins. The yacht has 3 decks, one for dining, one with a full wet bar and one with water sports equipment and first class crew.
Beyonce’ & Jay-Z – Galactica Star, Estimated $70 Million
After chartering the 213 foot Galactica Star yacht for $900K a week, Jay decided to buy the gorgeous vessel as a gift for his lovin wife. The superyacht features a lot of outdoor space, including a sundeck, swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, a duplex beach club and a helipad. B&J can invite up to 12 guests and accommodate them in custom-built VIP rooms, while they lodge in a master suite with private balcony. To help them out they have 13 crew and service staff members.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather – Gulfstream IV, Estimated $40 Million
With a name like that you can be sure that the undefeated boxing champion will live like a rock star and that is why he own 2 private jets worth an estimated $40 million each. The Gulfstream IV is to accommodate his extra-large entourage (14 people) and the Gulfstream V is used by Mayweather himself when he travels from his homes (yes, homes) in Miami & Las Vegas to business meetings and private affairs.
Tiger Woods – Gulfstream G550, Estimated $53.5 Million
Golf legend Tiger Woods likes to invest his savings in buying expensive things: cars, houses and now a huge private jet. The G550 can comfortably fit 18 passengers and offer them spacious bathrooms and dining areas. It’s biggest benefit? it can fly over 12,000 km nonstop for more than 12 hours, which is perfect for remote destinations.
Taylor Swift – Dassault Falcon 900, Estimated $40 Million
The pop-country princess owns not one but two Dassault Falcon jets that were customized to her aesthetic and travel needs. The Flacon 900 jet has the number 13 (TS favorite number) painted on the nose of the aircraft and has 12 seats (just enough for her squad gal pals) and holds better in longer flights. Her second plane is the Falcon 50 estimated at $6 million, can seat up to 9 passengers and meant for shorter flights.
Neymar – Cessna 680, Estimated $10 Million
The Soccer superstar had purchased the same plane twice, while his first jet along with his yacht, cars and assets had been frozen due to an ongoing investigation on tax evasion, the (foot)baller went ahead and got himself another jet to keep up with his stylish lifestyle but this time it was reported that he had taken a mortgage to pay for it. Both planes can seat up to 12 passengers and are decorated with white leather seats and fully stocked bars.
Peter Jackson – Gulfstream G550, Estimated $68 Million
The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit director Peter Jackson upgraded himself to a Gulfstream G550 in 2010 just to be able to fly from New Zealand to Los Angeles without having to stop for refueling. Can’t say we blame him, it’s a very long flight after all. The jet can seat up to 19 passengers or offer sleeping accommodations for up to eight. Being a busy bee, Jackson also has a special studio space that he can work on his films while flying.
Magic Johnson – Gulfstream G-III, Estimated $40 Million
NBA Hall of Famer, Magic Johnson is known to conduct his biggest business deals while he is on board his N32MJ jet. Named after himself (of course) and his Jersey number, the famous player turned business mogul is all about the comfort and less about the entourage, redecorating his jet to be more like a conference room than a party bus including a comfy suite.
Diane von Fürstenberg – Eos, Estimated $100 Million
Fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg and her husband movie and media billionaire Barry Diller own the three-masted Bermuda rigged schooner with accommodation for 16 guests and 21 crew members. The yacht features exterior design by Bill Langanand interior design by Francois Catroux. The famous Eos hosted many stylish parties for Hollywood & Fashion’s biggest names.
Billy Joel – Vendetta, Estimated $1.2 Million
Musician Billy Joel has a passion for boats, so much so, that he owned 5 of them at the same time, however, he does have a favorite, which he helped design alongside Zurn Yacht Design, the classically styled, 57-foot yacht named Vendetta. It’s not hard to see why, the yacht is gorgeous, built like an old classic but equipped with all the modern tech. For Joel it’s less about a vacation ride and more of a place where he can write and think (and on some occasion get from home to a show).
Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady – Gulfstream G550, Estimated $50 Million
Brazillian supermodel Gisele Bunchen had purchased a private jet for herself and her family since they are always on the go, flying back and forth from their LA home to Brady’s work in Boston and Gisele’s work in Paris and San Paulo-based family. Brady doesn’t commute with the rest of his team members in a commercial flight, instead he travels with his wife and kids in their sleek black Gulftream jet.
Giorgio Armani – Main, Estimated $60 Million
Fashion powerhouse designer Giorgio Arman is used to living in luxury with over 10 houses around the world but his most expensive prized possession is the 65 meter Codecasa yacht Main. The home away from home took 30 months to build and it includes a gym, cinema and guest accommodations for 12.
THE EDGE – The Cyan, Estimated $12 Million
U2’s David Evans (AKA The Edge) shares his bandmates passion for boating and he is the proud owner of The Cyan, The 48.71 meter superyacht was built by Italian Codecasa in 1997 but has been kept in top condition and is also known to have one of the best outdoor cinemas found on a superyacht.
Tracy McGrady – Falcon 2000, Estimated $27 Million
Former NBA superstar Tracy McGrady actually saved up his salaries especially so that he and his family could afford buying the jet and he admits it was one of his smartest decisions. The business jet still serves the McGrady family and their NBA friends.
Sergio Garcia – Hawker 850, Estimated $16 Million
Spanish golfer, Sergio Garcia flys from tournament to tournament in style and comfort. His Hawker 850 is suitable for up to 8 passengers and was re-designed to include a spacious suit that allows the golfer to rest comfortably before his games.
Mark Cuban – Gulfstream V, Estimated $40 Million
When you are a big shot like Mark Cuban with an estimated net worth of $3.4 Billion spending $40 Million on something that saves you time (and time IS money) you don’t think twice. Cuban also bought a Boeing 767 that he rents out and a Boeing 757, which he uses for his team the Dallas Mavericks (extra $200 Million for these jets).
Seth MacFarlane – Gulfstream, Estimated $50 Million
The creator of Family Guy, American Dad and Ted had a very successful career in the last few years that allowed him to spoil himself with his very own private jet. Rumor has it that he sometimes shares his jet with another legend, Michael J. Fox. Either way, the comdey gods had smiled upon MacFarlane long enough for him to live the high life.
Phil Mickelson – Gulfstream V, Estimated $60 Million
Pro golfer Phil Mickelson kept himself fresh and well-rested for the US Open and the PGA tour thanks to his flying tour bus. Mickelson’s demanding PGA Tour schedule convinced him to buy a Gulfstream jet that can accommodate up to 14 passengers with Internet access, TV and media players.
Michael Jordan – Gulfstream IV, Estimated $3.5 Million
You could recognize Michael Jordan’s jet easily with a Carolina Blue color scheme including the famous “Jumpman” logo on the tail. The jet’s plates N236MJ features Jordan’s initials, his jersey number and his NBA titles wins.
Dave Coulier – Beechcraft Bonanza B35, Estimated $815K
Actor and comedian Dave Coulier (Full House) not only owns his cool Beechcraft Bonanza B35, he also pilots it himself. Coulier actually began flying at the age of 15 and received his pilot’s license when he was 20. To keep up in flying shape he also practices on a Cirrus SR-20.
Brad Pitt – Supermarine Spitfire, Estimated $3.3 Million
Much like his soon to be ex-wife Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt recently became a certified pilot. In 2013, Pitt bought a vintage World War II-era Supermarine Spitfire for $3.3 million and became a certified pilot to be able to handle the aircraft’s unique controls.
Dr.Dre – Naia, Estimated $580K Per Week
He is one of the richest rappers, producers, and businessmen in the world and he loves to vacation in style. Dre often charters the 241.47ft /73.6m superyacht named Naia for his very close friends and family. The Naia accommodates up to 12 passengers plus 22 crew members, private kitchen staff and has 8 cabins, VIP suite and huge entertainment facilities.
Pitbull – Arianna, Estimated $225K Per Week
Mister World-Wide as he likes to call himself charted the superyacht Arianna not only for a few of his music videos but also for some personal vacationing. The massive boat hosts up to 12 guests and 20 crew members. Every single cabin is decorated in elegant and expensive interior and it is all about the partying with a few decks and entertainment spots.
Nicole Kidman – Sunseeker Manhattan 74, Estimated $2.5 Million
Kidman sails the sea in style on her luxury yacht Hokulani that was designed by Nuvolari & Lenard and built by Palmer Johnson Yachts. The gorgeous floating apartment includes a master stateroom, VIP double stateroom, and several twin cabins accommodating up to 10 guests. Some of the unique features include a swim platform and state-of-the-art entertainment system.
Michael Schumacher – Falcon 200, $22 Million
He is probably the most famous Formula One World Champion and considered racing royalty. Even after retiring his net worth is said to be worth $800 Million, so we can only assume his financial advisor didn’t really have any issues with him buying himself a private jet.The Falcon 200 seats 9 passengers in luxury accommodations.
Clint Eastwood – Aerospatiale AStar Helicopter, Estimated $1.5 Million
87-year-old Hollywood Legend, Clint Eastwood has been a certified pilot for over 30 years and his favorite aircraft is the Helicopter. The thing he loves the most about Helicopters is the privacy “You’re just a number in the sky. Everybody pretty much leaves you alone”. Right after Eastwood got his license he visited “the Paris Air Show” and bought his Aerospatiale AStar helicopter there.
Mariah Carey – Gulfstream, Estimated $40 Million
When Mariah was married to Nick Cannon he posted many pictures of themselves traveling in *her* private jet and she could definitely afford it with an estimated net worth of $500 million, however, after the divorce, Mariah started dating and later got engaged to Australian Billionaire James Packer and their prenup had stated the Mariah and her team could have free access to *his* private jet. It is unclear if Mariah sold her jet after the divorce from Cannon or simply preferred to use Packer’s plane instead, either way, she isn’t giving up her lifestyle.
James Packer – Arctic P, Estimated $10 Million Per Year
Australian Billionaire James Packer had shared his family-owned yacht the Arctic P with ex-fiance Mariah Carey on more than one occasion. The amazing vessel is 88 meters long and 14-meter beam. The yacht has its own beach club, with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and dining area meant as an w entertainment hub.
Bella Hadid – JetLex, Estimated $100K Per Trip
It pays off to be one of Fashion’s “It Girls” and Bella Hadid is enjoying the benefits when she took her galpals to a last minute vacay in Jamaica on a private jet courtesy of JetLex. Hadid doesn’t need to break any savings account to go on a trip with her friends when all she has to do is post one sponsored post in her Instagram and let her 13.7 million followers know who is her generous benefactors.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – Gulfstream G650, Estimated $65 Million
Living up to his “Ballers” reputation, Dwayne “The Rock Johnson”, is probably one of the most popular celebrities in the world. People just can’t get enough of him. His net worth it over $220 million and he gets around from movie sets to primers other events quickly and refreshed thanks to his lux private jet.
Rihanna – Boeing 777, Estimated $300 Million
Ok, Yes, Rihanna didn’t actually buy a Boeing 777 but she did rent one for her 777 tour (7 days, 7 countries, 7 concerts) and invited 150 music journalists to accompany her on the tour. The result was 150 cranky journalists and a No.1 album for Rihanna. Money well spent.
Paris Hilton – Boeing 747, Estimated $260 Million
Billionaire heiress Paris Hilton not only inherited a rich last name and all that comes with it, she is also a business icon on her own rights and her fragrances alone had rolled more than $1.3 billion in revenue. Paris has been seen in over 10 different jets, all include comfy seating and even a queen-sized bed. Some of the jets no doubt belongs to her family and some to her boyfriends, but one thing is for sure, she will never take a commercial flight.
Justin Bieber – Pearl Yacht, Estimated $450K Per Week