Celebrities are known for using their money to buy luxury goods such as houses, clothes, and vacations. Transportation is no exception. As many of these celebrities need to travel often and far distances, they, rightfully so, always want to travel in comfort and style. Here are the most jaw-dropping celebrity private jets and cars.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gulfstream III
Action star turned Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, used his his own personal finances to pay for this private jet. With such horrible traffic in California, this purchase made his commute, and his duties as Governor, much easier. The plane can sit 12 passengers and originally cost $60 million. However, Arnold stripped many of the luxury amenities on the plane to lower the cost to $35 million.
Beyonce, 1959 Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce Convertible
Jay-Z and Beyonce are clearly the King and Queen of exchanging gifts. For her 25th birthday, Jay-Z gifted Beyonce this $1 million 1959 Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce Convertible. The car has blue leather interior to match the sky blue paint job which is framed with a navy blue top and white tires. The cars has a 6.2-liter engine and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 10.9 seconds.
Jim Carrey, Gulfstream V
Jim Carrey’s Gulfstream V seats 16 passengers and 2 crew members. The Gulfstream V is considered one of the best performing planes on the private jet market. He purchased the jet for $59 million. You can even get a taste of Carrey’s jet, for a cool $8,000 per hour. Carrey is so proud of his purchase, that it is rumored that any movie in which he partakes, that includes footage of planes, must include his plane.
Donald Trump, Boeing 757
Donald Trump has no problem buying luxury goods, as he likes to have and be the best. His new customized Boeing 757 continues this trend as it is worth close to $100 million. The plane boasts a master bedroom, guest room, dining room, cinema room, and can seat 43 passengers. To top it off, the side of the plane is decorated with 23 carat gold letters that spell out “TRUMP”.
Angelina Jolie, Cirrus SR22
After Angelina Jolie got her pilot’s license, she decided to buy this $360,000 plane. The jets only fits 5 passengers, however, it is perfect for quick trips across the country. Sadly, it can not fit her whole family, so they take larger jets when traveling as a family. The plane is the world’s fastest single-engine aircraft, and can reach a speed of up to 300 miles per hour.
Simon Cowell, Ferrari 360 Modena
Simon Cowell may be known for having a rough outlook on things, however, his Ferrari 360 Modena is just the opposite. The sleek car is a perfect addition to his Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley Azure, and Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (just to name a few). Cowell seems to have an addiction to buying new cars, but, who are we to judge?
Floyd Mayweather, 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita
One of the best defensive boxers to ever exist, Floyd Mayweather Jr., once owned one of the most rare cars on the planet, the 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita. Due to a very unique paintjob, that makes the car shine like diamonds, only 2 were made. The car can reach speeds of 254 miles per hour and was recently put on auction. It was sold for $2.6 million.
Morgan Freeman, Cessna Citation 501
Morgan Freeman has his pilot’s license so he is able to freely fly his three planes whenever he wants. Along with this Cessna Citation 501, he also owns a a Cessna 414 twin-engine prop and an Emivest SJ30. In 2015, he had a scary situation when he had to crash land one of his planes in Mississippi. Luckily, he was not injured.
Taylor Swift, Dassault Falcon 900
Taylor Swift is an investor and likes to spend her money on a luxurious lifestyle, which can be seen in the multiple homes she owns across the country, as well as this $40 million jet. The Dassault Falcon 900 seats 12, which is ideal for her and her closest crew members for tours. She also has a smaller version of the plane, that cost $6 million, which is perfect for Taylor and her girl gang as it only fits 9 passengers total.
Celine Dion, Bombardier Global Express
Since the 1980s, Celine Dion has been creating mega hits. With so much success, a $42 million jet to travel around the world seemed like a wise financial decisions for Dion. Her Bombardier Global Express features designer furniture, a small kitchen, full bathrooms and seats for 14 passengers. Along with the amazing amenities, Dion often travels with a chef on board to create gourmet meals even at 40,000 feet.
Flo Rida, Gold Bugatti Veyron
Rapper Flo Rida purchased his Bugatti Veyron, the fastest car in the world, for $1.7 million. When he originally purchased the car, it was wrapped in chrome. However, he decided that wasn’t flashy enough and had the car wrapped in gold. He also added 24 karat gold rims to match. The upgrade cost him close to $1 million.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, The Google Jet
The below plane is just a Boeing 767-200, however, when it is purchased by two of the most innovative men on the planet, you call it by its new name – The Google Jet. Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, bought the $40 million jet to help further their business proceedings. The jets can seat 50 people as well as has a dining room and meeting room.
Rupert Murdoch, G650
American media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, is the proud owner of this $84 million luxury jet. Luxury may even be an understatement with the amenities fitted in this jet. The aircraft has an automated system, integrated with iPhone software, so Murdoch can control almost everything throughout the plane without even getting out of his seat. The system can control drop down flat screen TVs, open and close window shades, brighten or dim lighting and much more.
Jay Z, Bombardier Challenger 850
When you are the Queen of the entertainment industry, you do not hold back from showing your King how important they are to you. Beyonce gifted this $80 million jet to her husband, Jay-Z, on behalf of her children, for Father’s Day. Of course, Dad was very happy with the gift. The jet boasts a bedroom, living room, kitchen and two bathrooms.
Jerry Seinfeld, Porsche 959
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld can be considered a Porsche connoisseur. At one time, he owned a record 46 Porsche models. Although he has bought and sold several throughout the years, the Porsche 959 was one of his favorite. The car was limited edition as only 337 were built, and only 200 were street legal. The car allegedly cost $700,000 and can reach up to 197 mph.
Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie
During his time on top of the rock and roll industry, Elvis Presley certainly enjoyed the finer things in life. In 1975, he purchased a Convair 880 Jet that was recently taken out of service by Delta airlines, for $250,000. He renamed the plane the “Lisa Marie” and refurbished it for $600,000. Although that doesn’t seem like much money, today, that is equivalent to close to $3.5 million.
Peter Jackson, Gulfstream GVI G650
In 2009, Peter Jackson had purchased a Gulfstream G550 for $68 million. However, when filming began for his newest films, he felt like he needed an upgrade. In 2013, he purchased a Gulfstream GVI G650 for $80 million. The upgrade was well worth the money as Jackson could not fly straight from Los Angeles to filming in New Zealand, without stopping to refuel.
Jay Leno, Mercedes SLR McLaren
Jay Leno loves cars. His collection is estimated to include more than 150 cars and motorcycles. He stores his cars in various hangars at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California. However, one of his favorite cars is this $500,000 Mercedes SLR McLaren. If you are interested in learning more about Leno’s car collection, check out the TV series “Jay Leno’s Garage”.
David Beckham, Custom Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead
David Beckham and his wife, Victoria Beckham, always dress to impress. The couple is considered one of the most beautiful and fashionable amongst celebrities. Therefore, why would they accept anything less when purchasing their cars? David Beckham bought this Custom Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead for $407,000. The Drophead was already considered a top-of-the-line luxury car. However, his added additions such as 24-inch Savini Forged wheels, and color-matched exterior trim made the car top-notch.
Tom Cruise, Gulfstream IV
Tom Cruise’s net worth is currently $550 million. Therefore, purchasing a $36 million private jet, is considered just chunk change for one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. The jet can accommodate up to 19 passengers along with 2 crew members. It has a maximum range of 7,820 kilometers.
Kanye West, Lamborghini Aventador
In 2012, Kim Kardashian, bought her then boyfriend (now husband), Kanye West a black Lamborghini Aventador. The car reportedly cost $750,000. Kanye quickly upgraded the car to have a matte black paint job. Unfortunately, in 2013, his fancy car was caught in Kim’s wooden home gates and caused scratches all along that nice fancy paint job. The car was being driven back to Kim’s house, by an assistant, after the car had just received some maintenance at the repair shop.
Michael Jordan, MJ G550
Michael Jordan’s private jet has the paint job to portray who it belongs to. It previously sported a University of North Carolina baby blue. However, he recently gave the jet a makeover to mirror the newest Air Jordan’s print. No matter the paint job, the jet always includes his famous “jump man logo” on the tail.
Tiger Woods, Gulfstream G550
During one point in his career, Tiger Woods was one of the highest paid athletes ever. Therefore, to go from tournament to tournament, Woods purchased this $53 million private aircraft. The Gulfstream G550 is highly sought after as it can travel extremely long distances without refueling (12,000 kilometers to be exact). It can seat 18 passengers and includes a full bathroom and dining room on board.
Oprah Winfrey, Bombardier Global Express XRS
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has worked hard to create her empire. She has created a net worth of $3 billion. Therefore, she had the money to splurge on this $42 million plane. The Bombardier Global Express XRS seats 10 passengers and includes a bathroom, dining room and a quiet space. Fitted with a leather interior, this jet is the perfect fit for Oprah.
Harrison Ford, Cessna 680 Sovereign
Harrison Ford has a passion for aviation. Along with this Cessna 680 Sovereign, he owns several other aircrafts including a Bell 407 helicopter, a DHC-2 Beaver, a Cessna 182, and an Aviat A-1B Husky. In 2017, Harrison got into an aircraft mishap after he accidentally landed his plan on the taxiway rather than the runway. After investigation, he was not fined nor did he lose his aviation license.
Patrick Dempsey, 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE
“Grey’s Anatomy” heartthrob, Patrick Dempsey, dedicates much of his acting salary to cars. He has multiple cars. However, one of his prized possessions is his 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE. Although it may been seen as modest by other car collectors, Dempsey has a different point of view on the car. During an interview with Architectural Digest, he said “But it’s just such a beautiful car, a convertible. When I first saw one, I was blown away. There’s also what it represents. Growing up in Maine, if you saw a Mercedes or a Jaguar, it was so rare. Buying one was like that Matchbox experience, a symbol of success or a rite of passage.”
Nicolas Cage, Ferrari Enzo
Nicolas Cage understands what it means to travel in style. He owns 4 yachts so he can travel the seas in luxury. Therefore, it is no surprise he likes to cruise the roads in luxury as well. He owns several cars, including this $670,000 Ferrari Enzo. Only 400 of this model were made, therefore, it was the perfect addition to his prestigious car collection.
Paris Hilton, Custom Bentley GT Continental
Since rising to popularity through her reality shows, Paris Hilton has been known as flashy and very feminine. She always enjoys sporting sparkle and pink. Her $285,000 Custom Bentley GT Continental is no exception. The car was customized by the famous repair shop, West Coast Customs. The car was given a pink makeover, with a pink paint job, pink leather seats and a pink dashboard.
Gisele and Tom Brady, Gulfstream G-550
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady certainly have a jet setting lifestyle. Tom and Gisele live with their children in Los Angeles. However, Tom plays for the New England Patriots, who play in Boston. Gisele’s family lives in Brazil. Therefore, a jet was perfect option to travel from place to place. The Gulfstream G-550 is estimated to cost $50 million.
John Travolta, Boeing 707-138
John Travolta once said that acting funded his true passion of aviation. He earned his pilot license at 22-years-old, and has been accumulating his aircraft collection ever since. This Boeing 707-138 was once part of the Qantas Airways’ fleet. It is one of the main planes he uses, as he can easily park it outside his home on the Jumbolair Aviation Estates. The property allows Travolta to have his own private runway.