Updated: Mar 10
Taking to the skies in your own customized private jet is a height of luxury which very few get to experience. The planes in this list are built to ensure maximum comfort and convenience for their millionaire owners.
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7) Boeing 757 ($100+ million):
One of the most famous (and expensive) luxury private jets in the world belongs to none other than billionaire and current US President Donald Trump. At over $100 million, his Boeing 757 is unmistakable as it has his name labeled on the plane's exterior in big gold letters.
The aircraft can carry up to 43 passengers and contains a lavish interior. Inside there is a roomy master bedroom with an office desk. Nobody knows the exact cost of the upgrades, but most of the fixtures and fittings are made from solid gold.
Furnishings are embroidered with Trump's family crest and there’s a 52-inch cinema system onboard for in-flight entertainment. A control box gives users access to over 1000 movies. Trump's bathroom contains a circular shower with gold plated sink and faucets.
In order to get all of that gold off of the ground, two huge Rolls Royce Turbofan engines power the plane.
Never one to hide his wealth, Trump's fortune is on full display, even while flying.
6) Gulfstream III ($125 million):
With an estimated value of 125 million US dollars, entertainment is the name of the game onboard this luxurious jet. Owned by American actor and director Tyler Perry, the Gulfstream III is outfitted with a wealth of new-age technology.
Its stand-out feature is the fully operational "flying theatre" with 42-inch HD LCD screen, multiple Blu-ray players, iPod docking stations, a satellite TV and theatre lighting with electronically controlled window shades.
The Gulfstream III can carry up to 14 passengers within its 1430 plus cubic foot interior. It has a formal dining room, a modern kitchen, and a private VIP bedroom. Before modifications, the jet is capable of reaching a top speed of 576 miles per hour with a maximum range of 4200 miles.
Perry's aircraft was most famously used to transport Whitney Houston’s body from California to New Jersey after her passing in 2012.
5) Boeing 747-430 ($233 million):
The Sultan of Brunei, one of the richest monarchs in the world, reportedly spent $100 million dollars to acquire a Boeing 747 and then spent a further $133 million to customize it.
The private jet’s interior, from the living room through to the bedrooms, is covered in solid gold. The bathrooms even have golden washbasins and fixtures made from crystal.
Turbofan Jet Engines power this luxury private aircraft to a cruising speed of 614 miles an hour. The plane has a flight range of just over 8,350 miles.
The Sultan's plane could rival any luxury five-star hotel, with many flight attendants on hand to cater to his needs.
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4) Boeing 767-33AER (~$300 million):
The catalog price for a Boeing 767-33AER is more than $180 million. After the re-fitting of Russian businessman Roman Abramovich's model, it's current value is set at around $300 million.
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The VIP cabin, which is almost 15 feet wide, is equipped with a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 30 people, a sizable kitchen, an office and a bedroom with a double bed. Gold and chestnut wood adorn the plane’s interior.
On-board equipment includes the latest communication and security systems. Abramovich installed his own anti-ballistic defense system, which itself exceeds two million dollars in cost.
Powered by General Electric engines, the custom 767 has a maximum cruising speed of 528 miles an hour and a maximum flight range of 6,891 miles.
Black stripes near the windows on the exterior of the plane's cockpit resemble a mask. These unique markings gave the plane its nickname; “Bandit.”
3) Boeing 787-8 BBJ ($324 million):
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The Boeing 787-8 is a state-of-the-art carbon composite airliner that costs $224 million. In 2016, China HNA Group spent an additional $100 million to have one turned into a private jet or a "BBJ" version, which stands for Boeing Business Jet.
Onboard, there is plenty of space to conduct business, with approximately 2,400 square feet of room. This is enough to accommodate up to 39 guests. There is a spectacular master suite which includes a king-sized bed, walk-in wardrobe, a double shower, and heated marble floors!
Powered by two Rolls Royce Trent engines, the BBJ has a flight range of over 8000 miles and can hit a top cruising speed of 587 miles per hour.
This luxury private jet is the perfect way to travel to business meetings or even a great place to conduct them.
2) Airbus A340-300 ($350-500 million):
Russia's richest man, billionaire Alisher Ashmanov, purchased this Airbus A340 for $238 million dollars. Its customization, which includes bespoke decorations and sophisticated technology, brings its total estimated value to between $350 million and $500 million.
It boasts an elegant exterior paint job. On the inside, there are multiple sleeping quarters, bathrooms and spacious seating areas. There is a spectacular dining room with fancy leather chairs for hosting guests.
Four Turbofan engines allow for a maximum cruising speed of 569 miles per hour and a maximum flight range of over 8500 miles.
The plane is affectionately named "Bourkhan", after Ashmanov's father. It is the largest private plane in Russia, surpassing President Vladimir Putin's own private jet.
1) Airbus A380 Custom ($500 million):
And the place to the most expensive private jet in the world goes to... The Airbus A380 Custom.
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal customized the largest commercial airliner in the world; the Airbus A380. Purchased for approximately $400 million in 2013, extravagant changes put the current value at closer to $500 million.
5920 square feet of cabin space allows for multiple fully furnished bedrooms as well as many other unique features. The highlights of these are a prayer room that rotates to face Mecca from any direction and a fully functional Turkish bath.
There is a garage for the prince's Rolls Royce and even a stable for transporting horses and camels.
Four engines power this private jet to a max cruising speed of 652 miles per hour. The Airbus 380 Custom's flight range is 9755 miles.
This luxurious jewel of the sky has become known as “The Flying Palace.”
Honorable Mention - Air Force One/Boeing 747-200B (Up to $1 Billion):
Often referred to as the US President's private plane, the Air Force One is actually owned by the American government. As it is used mainly for official duties, it serves only as an honorable mention on this list.
A highly-modified Boeing 747, the speculated total cost of the aircraft is near to $1 billion. It measures an impressive 21 feet wide and 4,000 square feet overall, which is enough to contain 70 passengers and 26 crew. Much of the jet's cost is dedicated to the safety and security of the high-value individuals on board. It has been built to withstand earthquakes, meteor strikes, and nuclear war.
As you would expect, it also contains some very high tech government technology. There is even a hospital with an operating theatre in case life-saving surgery needs to be performed mid-flight!
The Air Force One can reach speeds of up to 650 miles per hour, it can be re-fuelled while flying and is given priority over any other aircraft by air traffic control.
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