When you have money to burn, you have money to spend on very frivolous items, and that includes planes. Not just any type of planes, but private jets filled to the brim with every possible amenity humankind can think of: master bedrooms with showers, conference rooms, formal dining areas, casinos, buttery-soft leather upholstery – you get my drift.
Just for fun, here are five celebrities whose lives are enhanced by their air-craft toys – and, oh, what toys there are:
Bill Gates’ Bombardier BD-700 Global Express private jet is worth an exorbitant $40 million! Though that amount is incomprehensible to the rest of us, it is quite modest when compared to the purchase price of some other celebrities’ planes.
Mr. Gates’ wealth originates with his being the co-founder and chairman of Microsoft; and his earnings allow him ownership of one of the most luxurious aircraft on Planet Earth. This king of air can travel at the speed of sound and up to 9,300 km, non-stop. Precision navigation backed by cutting-edge technology optimizes the performance of this impressive jet, making every flight ultra-efficient.
If you are a fan of the famed singer and songwriter, Jimmy Buffet, you might be excited to know that you can view his plane, up-close and personal. Mr. Buffet’s private jet – his Brumman HU-16 Albatross “Hemisphere Dancer” – comes in at a very affordable $62,180. This loved and pampered aircraft was purchased by Mr. Buffet in 1990 and has been continually restored, since then. The title of affection, “Hemisphere Dancer” denotes how much love Mr Buffet has had for this incredible flying machine.
The Hemisphere Dancer is on display in, none-other, than Margaritaville in Orlando, Florida. So when in Orlando, don’t miss the opportunity to view this plane, firsthand!
Jim Carrey has made his Gulfstream V available to travelers who wish to use it for private-jet charter. If you and 15 guests are interested in boarding this $59 million aircraft, you will enjoy traveling at close-to-the-speed-of-sound while cruising at 51,000 feet. Even though this private jet is owned by ‘Mr. Funny Man’, the safety features of the Gulfstream V are serious business and are renowned; and this craft remains one of the most-respected jets in the entire world.
Shelling out $42 million for Oprah Winfrey’s Bombardier Global Express XRS was nothing for this celebrity who is one of the most wealthy figures in the world. This custom-created craft boasts of designer fixtures in the private bathroom and the galley, as well as a posh/all-leather interior, mood lighting, and amenities too many to mention. Two Rolls-Royce BR710 engines are so powerful they require only one refuel stop while traveling across the globe.
Yes, President Trump has instant access to Air Force One which includes a whopping 4,000 square feet of living space. It even has a medical suite that can function as an operating room. Feeding 100 people, simultaneously, is a breeze since multiple chef’s cater to anyone’s taste-buds, at any time.
But President Trump has his own private jet – a Boeing 727-23 – which is believed to be valued up to $8 million. This exquisite aircraft has been owned by President Trump for more than 20 years and includes personal/hi-tech televisions, gold-plated seat-belts, a master bedroom and guest bedroom, a VIP conference room and so much more. As many as 32 passengers can fly the friendly skies in ultimate style in President Trumps very elaborate sky-toy!