The era of purchasing expensive sports cars to show off your abundant fortune is long gone. Now, it’s all about purchasing classic luxury yachts and jets that the common man can only wish for.
So, let’s take a look at the jets and yachts of some of the wisest celebrities who know how to make ample money out of their time! Some of these are the perfect vacation toy, whereas some are a little too big for our liking – what will you think?
Everyone’s favorite Midwestern actor owns an equally stunning Supermarine Spitfire, which is worth $3.3 million. It was in 2013 that he bought this vintage World War II-era aircraft.
The plane has custom controls that make it a lot tougher to fly. Since this plane is retro, it’s relatively dangerous to even Angelina’s plane, but she won’t be flying that anytime soon. He was inspired to buy it after acting in WWII films like Fury and Inglorious Basterds.
Whether or not she owns a private jet is still up for debate, but Selena Gomez recently shared a photo on her social media featuring a private jet, the Bombardier Challenger 300.
Even though the superstar, who has $50-million in her bank account, is only 24, it’s never too early to start a savings account and put some money aside. We look forward to seeing where the career of this singer/songwriter goes!
This Oscar-winner, Matthew McConaughey, was one of the first ones to be on board the new Bombardier Global 7000 that includes a fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom, and bespoke cabin space. And recently, he has considered purchasing it for himself.
Considering he has a $95 million net worth, his manager may not approve this investment. McConaughey owns the most spacious business jet with a kitchen, a master suite, and much more – the Bombardier Global 7000.
The Russian billionaire is the proud owner of the second-largest yacht in the world. Eclipse measures in at a whopping 536 feet! With a grand fortune of $11.4 billion, who wouldn’t want to splash out on a few toys?
When he’s feeling bored, he can take his private jet to his private yacht and relax with friends and family. Known as the ‘billion dollar yacht’, Eclipse is actually *only* worth $500 million. We would love to see what’s inside!
If you co-found a company like Microsoft, then the chances are you have some extra cash floating around. For Paul Allen, he decided to turn it into this yacht.
Octopus measures in at 414 feet – looking like something out of a James Bond flick. It has a crew of 57 people and a total capacity of 26, which means guests won’t have to lift a finger once they come aboard.
He doesn’t own his private aircraft yet, but he occasionally rents the deluxe Gulfstream IV. This jet costs a whopping $110,000 per two-way trip for social events and vacations.
Let’s hope we see him purchase his own jet soon so that he doesn’t have to pay this huge rent anymore. It appears that for all his traveling about, the rapper is not considering the thought of buying his own private jet.
Harrison Ford is one of the most iconic actors that ever lived. He has been in classics like Star Wars where he played the heroic character Han Solo, and was the protagonist of the Indiana Jones series. Harrison has always been admired by women all over the world, but only one woman got his heart, and that is Calista Flockhart, who he married in 2010.
Harrison Ford is a licensed pilot, and not only owns a large green $18 million Cessna Citation Sovereign private jet, but also has a DeHavilland Beaver plane. He showed off his flying skills with this plane at a Young Eagles flight at the EAA’s AirVenture Air Show in 2016. Harrison also flew the plane in 1998’s movie Six Days Seven Nights with fellow actress Anne Heche.
Even reality star Kim Kardashian had acknowledged that the private 747 jet plane she and her husband, Kanye West, used to travel to Tokyo in August 2018 was too flashy. However, in true diva form, they were unapologetic.
West, who had just released his non-album single XTCY, and Kim were criticized on social media after she uploaded photos of the massive but empty interior of the commercial airplane via Instagram. Next time a celebrity tells you not to fly because of climate change, think of this!
He celebrated his anniversary with his wife on the grand Enigma, which cost him about $275,000 per week! He took the 246-foot superyacht along the Turkish coast.
The Forrest Gump actor was accompanied by Rita Wilson aboard the Enigma sailboat, which hosts 12 passengers and 16 crew members. The ship is super stylish, with an elegant dining area and relaxation center, and even a fully operational gym.
Of course, you would expect John Travolta to own an airplane. After all, he has a pilot’s license to his name and is passionate about aviation. The legendary actor has turned his own home in Florida into a special airport to home his fleet of seven jets.
The total amount of planes reach a total of about $50 million. However, he gave this one away as charity to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society. Qantas Airways recently named him an honorary pilot.
Sir Richard Branson
With a total worth estimated at 4.1$ billion (as of March 2020), Virgin’s Richard Branson can have basically whatever he wants. He has lived a life of excitement and adventure, and has traveled in yachts and private jets. He even tried to travel the world on a hot air balloon! This exciting entrepreneur leads a magical life, and has spread his magic doing good for the world, even creating the Virgin Atlantic airline.
Sir Richard Branson knows how to step things up a notch or two and combined a private jet with a yacht, creating a first-of-its-kind super-submarine! The submarine is called Virgin Oceanic’s DeepFlight Challenger, and was especially created to explore the deepest depths of the ocean. He made a few of them so others can enjoy them too!
This wonder-woman owns the Cirrus SR22, which is a compact plane that can hold only about four or five people. She has a flying license, so that will save some space on this miniature plane.
These types of aircraft are great fun to fly, and while the planes are not too costly, they are quite serious, which adds to Jolie’s life and health insurance payments. The small aircraft might not be as large as others, but it acts as a flying car for Angelina, who has picked practicality over extravagance.
Golf superstar Tiger Woods is one of the biggest names in the history of golf, and owns his very own Gulfstream G550, which is the perfect way to travel to all the golf courses around the world. Considering how exposed his private life was a few years ago, it’s no surprise the golfer called his 47-meter yacht Privacy.
Woods is able to invite up to 21 friends aboard the yacht, and keep them entertained with a gym, jacuzzi, theater, and even jet skis! The yacht set Tiger back a cool $20 million and stretches to 155 feet! It has 3 floors in total, and 9 bedrooms to accommodate all his staff and friends. Fancy a quick round of golf in Scotland? No problem for this champion.
Justin Bieber is a celebrity who never gets to enjoy time away from the spotlight. Despite this, we don’t think it annoys him too much. He’s rather busy partying most of the time when he’s photographed anyway! A few years ago, on May 21, 2014, he was seen at the Roberto Cavalli Host Yacht Party, at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
Once upon a time, he used to do this with beautiful women he took on board with him! Now he’s happily married to Hailey Baldwin – let’s hope he settles down a bit.
Former Miss UK Kirsty Bertarelli is apparently the richest woman in the United Kingdom. As well as her own career, she can also thank her billionaire Swiss husband, Ernesto. Together, they are the owners of this huge 96-meter six-deck Vava II luxury yacht.
They had the yacht secretly built as a replica of their 47-meter boat, just doubled the size of it. It was more than $131 million to buy! This superyacht is ranked the 33rd largest among the world’s water vessels.
Who says you’re too old to follow your heart? Morgan received his pilot’s license at the ripe age of 65. So, when he feels like flying, the beloved actor gets to choose between three of his planes: Cessna 414 twin-engine, a Cessna Citation 501, and a long-range SyberJet SJ30.
However, back in 2015, he was involved in a plane crash while sitting in the passenger seat of one of his own planes. Let’s hope he didn’t need an injury lawyer!
Laurene Powell Jobs
As sleek and elegant as the devices his company makes, this beast is owned by the family of the late Steve Jobs. The Apple co-founder never got a chance to enjoy any time on Venus, but his legacy now lives on in water.
Today, it is owned by Laurene Powell Jobs, and rests in the Cayman Islands, until someone decides to take it out into the waters. It is a whopping 256 feet in length and weighs more than 1,800 tonnes! It was named after the Roman goddess of love, as it is so stunning in its appearance. It is registered in the Port of George Town in the Cayman Islands, and is simply beautiful! It’s a pity Steve never got to use it.
The film director of your favorite summer blockbuster owns Seven Seas, an impressive 282-foot yacht suitable for 12 guests. It can travel up to 20 knots and even has a swimming pool on board.
The Jaws director is quite keen on the sea and ocean and wants to upgrade to a larger yacht. If you are interested, Seven Seas is up for sale! But considering the asking price, we couldn’t buy it even with ten loans.
The media mogul owns and operates Vertigo, a yacht he uses to sail the seven seas when he isn’t budding up with politicians and film stars. We imagine this has been quite the setting for ‘off the record’ conversations, providing the privacy they need. Little is known about the yacht, but it has been in the Murdoch family for a few years and hosts plenty of friends and family members throughout the year. You can find it in parts of Europe and the Caribbean.
Rupert really does love yachts though, because on June the 25th 1999, he got married to his first wife, Wendi Murdoch upon a sailboat called The Morning Glory on the Hudson River in New York City.
You may have heard of a little star called Britney Spears? Not only has Britney sold millions of albums and hosted a number of tours around the world, but she also has million-earning fragrances and a lingerie line. This brings her net worth to an impressive $200-million over a 20-year career.
Therefore, it doesn’t come as much of a shock that the pop princess chooses to get some privacy with her kids and crew by buying her own private jet. She uses it to fly around the world in peace. Wouldn’t you?
Kid Rock may live in a castle now, but he hasn’t forgotten his old ways of hosting huge parties on boats. This time, he was seen cruising along Mackinac Island on a mind-blowing yacht called Rock.It.
The yacht was designed by the Dutch company Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. But its interior and its exterior spaces are super-luxurious and perfect for a rockstar. The vessel has seen numerous celebrities come and go, and it’s ideal for Rock before his U.S. tour, starting May 2019.
Ariana Grande has been on quite a roll over the past few years with albums, singles, and concerts. But still, she would likely need a bank loan to buy her own private jet. What we see here is her own Gulfstream G650 which is rumored to cost $58 million.
And that’s why the small pop star is, at least for now, only renting an aircraft for her tours and trips. But don’t doubt even for a second this comes cheap: it’s estimated that a flight on this is more than $30,000.
Drake is one of the biggest rappers on the planet! All we need to do is consider the wealth he has made, and we can understand why. His $150-million net worth has given him the title of one of the richest rappers in the world, next to the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z.
However, it also allowed him to buy a private jet – complete with a huge master suite and a queen-sized bed. Apparently, Drake spent $185 million to have the plane, appropriately called “Air Drake”, customized to his liking and preferences. At the moment, the Boeing 767-300F jet costs $220 million. Drake knows how to party, so he’s probably had a lot of fun up in the air with his jet. With such a large bank account balance, you really can enjoy life to the max!
What Chris Brown rents, Enrique Iglesias has bought. That’s right, the Gulfstream IV. It cost him about $3.6 million dollars! The singer has such a passion for planes that he actually learned how to fly one!
However, since Iglesias has a passion for air crafts and also holds a pilot’s license, the investment is definitely worth it for him. The Latin singer’s jet is worth $3.6 million, but he certainly hasn’t got a problem spending money on what he loves!
If you happen to have a spare $500K in your earnings account, you can also celebrate life on this 28-foot luxury yacht. Named Ecstasea, actress Michelle Rodriguez spent a week relaxing away from everyone on this beast.
There’s a good reason she would want to spend time away on Ecstasea. For one, it has a full massage room with spa treatment, jet skis, a huge gym, and two helipads. We bet she had fun relaxing with friends and loved ones, even if it was only for a week.
Supermodel Heidi Klum once had a dream vacation aboard a luxury yacht in St. Tropez with her boyfriend, art curator Vito Schnabel. The two spent time relaxing and enjoying the amazing scenery. Although the couple rented it only for a couple of days, they still had to spend a massive sum, since a week on that gorgeous yacht costs nearly a million dollars.
Well, many things changed since then, except for Heidi’s love of yachts. She and her husband, singer Tom Kaulitz, went all out and got married on the Christina O. yacht on August the 3rd, 2019 in Capri, Italy. This stunning yacht once belonged to Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis. It is 99 meters in length and the 45th largest yacht in the world as of 2018. Heidi had a beautiful wedding there and the day was very special for both her and her husband.
Chat show star Oprah Winfrey cashed out $45 million on her very own Bombardier BD-700 Global Express XRS. Her jet has been altered to increase the space available for facilities at the cost of seating. That means it can only carry ten travelers but is furnished with extra bathrooms and dining and rest areas.
As a special touch from Oprah herself, the inside is all leather. With a modest size of 19 passengers, this jet can fly anywhere in the world for a nice break away from her showbiz lifestyle.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones
Michael Douglas has owned a Sunseeker yacht, built especially to meet his specifications for quite some time now. He and his beautiful wife Catherine Zeta Jones love taking trips on the stunning Sunseeker to different destinations in the world that include the exclusive Monte Carlo, as well as Mallorca, where the family owns property.
The Sunseeker is over 30 meters in length, and even has a very large kitchen and entertaining area. Because so much work was done to it, the interior of the family’s Sunseeker was never revealed to the public. Michael bought this yacht many years ago, in fact he was one of the earliest purchasers of Sunseeker yachts, and he and Catherine have had much use out of it.
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman is an amazing actress with an Oscar, and a portfolio of some of the best movies ever made. Her husband is rocker and Idol’s judge, Keith Urban, and they mainly fly by private jet. They have very busy lives with all of Nicole’s movies and all of Keith’s concerts and like to get to places by private jet – often together!
They both have a very good relationship with Textron Aviation, which supplies them with private jets whenever the need arises. Keith admits that their experience with the private jet company has changed their life in every way, as all their needs are provided for by the private jet company. Nicole explains that they are completely reliable and are very happy with their choice of private aviation.
Giorgio Armani is one of the most famous fashion designers in the world, alongside Ralph Lauren, Jean Paul Gaultier, Donna Karen, and more! He has dressed almost every celebrity on Earth, and deserves all the luxuries that come with being such a hard working man with such talent! Included in his luxuries, is a stunning mega yacht called Main.
Codecasa ship builders built it, and it is extremely stylish, like the man himself. Armani also owns a second yacht that is called Maria after his mother; after all the family is Italian. Maria is 163 feet in length, while Main is a massive 213 feet in length. It’s pretty obvious he has had the world’s most beautiful people on his yacht, after all – he deals with supermodels every day.
Taylor Swift is one of the most successful singers today, crossing over easily from country into mainstream pop music, and doing phenomenally well. She already has 10 Grammy Awards to her name. So, how does this songstress travel? By private jet of course! Taylor bought her private jet in 2011 for $40 million and it is named “13” after her favorite number.
Taylor also performs at concerts all over the world, and in 2014, AirAsia created a special aircraft livery for the Red Asean tours that would take place all across Asia. The cities would include Singapore, Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lampur, as well as various South East Asia destinations. Of course this would be done for Taylor, as she has so many fans all across Asia.
James Corden is one of the most successful late night talk show hosts in the history of American late night talk shows. He is just so funny, adorable and lovable that you can’t help but like him. He was born in the United Kingdom but now calls Los Angeles home. In 2014, James officially launched the Sunseeker 75 Yacht at the annual London Boat Show. James star power was even on the rise back then, and that’s why they asked him to launch the stunning yacht.
James actually likes travelling in style on the ocean with his wife and friends. In 2019, he was seen in Saint-Tropez relaxing in pink shorts, a navy top and cream boater hat, enjoying the day with Julia (his wife) and some friends on a boat. His two children also came along for the ride. Who knows, with all of James’ success, maybe he will own a huge yacht of his own one day, where he can throw parties for all his celebrity friends!
Jennifer Lopez is one of the rarest celebrities on earth! Not only is she a major triple threat – she can sing, act, and dance, but she has been able to keep up her celebrity power since the ‘90s. She’s also like a gorgeous and magnificent ruby that can never age, and always stays polished and alluring. She truly is a queen of queens in the celebrity world. Naturally, she likes to travel in style.
Jennifer travels a lot as she has a hectic work schedule, is always touring, always working out between cities and has a wonderful fiance to spend time with as well. She also has two kids she is bringing up. So, when J-Lo needs to travel, she chooses to do so by private jet. Her fiance Alex Rodriguez recently purchased a private jet – a Gulfstream IV for a cool $40 million. He loves taking Jennifer and the family on it when they travel!
In the late ‘90s Puerto-Rican born Ricky Martin had us shaking our hips to songs like Livin’ La Vida Loca and She Bangs. He has taken home many awards, including a Grammy Award and a few Latin Grammy Awards too. Many don’t know this, but Ricky has been singing since he was a young child, and was part of the band Menudo from the age of 12.
Ricky enjoys a private life with his spouse and children. He takes really good care of himself, always looking immaculate, and when he needs to fly, he enjoys traveling with his own private jet. He travels on the jet with fellow colleagues, as well as family, and also flies on his private jet when touring, such as when he toured the globe for the One World Ricky Martin Tour in 2016.
Paris Hilton is one of the wealthiest women in the world, being one of the heirs to the Hilton fortune. She has a net worth of $300 million, and does everything in style. She doesn’t live like other people, or other celebrities, as she grew up in hotels and has spent most of her time socializing with society’s elite. It comes as no surprise then, that she likes to travel by private jet.
When traveling from Saint Tropez to Ibiza, Paris prefers to do it by private jet. Although she is seen, at times, flying commercially (first class, of course!), she likes the luxury of traveling by private jet with her friends and family. Catching private jets will always be an obvious choice for this gorgeous socialite!
Ben Affleck is no stranger to the fame game, and has starred in numerous movies. He has dated some of the most beautiful women on earth including Jennifer Lopez, and was married to Jennifer Garner. He has taken home two Academy Awards and is a multi-talented actor, and filmmaker.
When Ben needs to travel, he often does so by private jet, with his family or girlfriend. He has been seen on a private jet in Los Angeles and even took a private jet to Las Vegas with NFL superstar Tom Brady. When he travels by private jet, he likes to be comfortable, wearing a smart jacket, jeans, and a backpack. His net worth is $130 million, so he can choose to fly by private jet, any time he wants!
Everyone’s favorite funnyman Jim Carrey is quite the fan of aviation. As one of the most famous comedic actors of our generation, Jim Carrey did not waste any resources when he made the decision to own a jet.
The Dumb & Dumber star owns his own Gulfstream V – known for its performance and safety capabilities. Since he is clearly a practical person as well, Carrey has the jet suitable for hire for the expected price of around $8,000 per hour.
Sean “Diddy” Combs
Sean “Diddy” Combs was once one of the biggest names in the hip hop industry and revolutionized it. He is also a record producer, actor, and entrepreneur, and has had an enormously successful career, and is worth $855 million. In his illustrious career, he has taken home two Grammy Awards and two MTV Music Video Awards. It is no surprise that he owns a stunning yacht!
The name of the yacht is Oasis, and it cost him $72 million. It stretches to 54 feet, and has a projector screen as well as a stage. It’s “Diddy”, so of course it has a party floor and a bar that is built in on the top deck. Sean employs ten people to maintain the yacht at all times.
When you do not have any mortgages or external debt to pay off, you might as well indulge in some fun now and then. That is just what Joyce Meyer did when she purchased the Gulfstream G-IV jet. Meyer is a Christian speaker, author, and president of Meyer Ministries.
With her constant charity work, Meyer is not just a great human being: but with her latest purchase, she is also about to become a world famous humanitarian!
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