People with money travel Business Class or First Class. Rich people rent planes when they need to, but extremely rich people buy their own aircraft.
Business jets and private jets can be from the Bombardier Challenger, Embraer Legacy, Embraer Lineage, Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream series’, and more, but they can also be large aircraft.
In this article, we will present you to the largest and most luxurious private jets in the world, but also their owners. Let’s see the top!
5th place – Boeing 757
In 2011, Donald Trump bought a Boeing 757 from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The private jet cost $100 million but was equipped with a luxurious interior to suit Trump’s style. There is a private bedroom, a large flat-screen TV, a desk equipped with the latest technology, leather sofas, a circular shower, and even a gold-plated sink.
Even the seat belt buckles are gold plated. Donald Trump is very capricious and wants everything to be perfect in his plane. The plane has John Dunkin (commander) and Larry Bryan (co-pilot) at its helm. The first flight of this plane took place on 21-05-1991.
The aircraft is 22.9 years old, and it is powered by two Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines, which allows it to land even at city airports. The engines are quiet, with low fuel consumption, thus reducing pollution. Donald Trump specifically chose these engines.
4th place – Boeing 767-33A (ER) “The Bandit”
In 4th place in this ranking is Roman Abramovici’s plane, a Boeing 767-33A (ER) “The Bandit” worth 130 million dollars. Initially, the plane was ordered by Hawaiian Airlines, and later it was customized and joined Roman Abramovici’s fleet.
Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich, born October 24, 1966, is a Russian businessman. He is the owner of the Chelsea FC football team, England. In 2010, Abramovich was the third richest man in Russia and the 50th in the world, according to the 2010 Forbes list, with an estimated fortune of $ 11.2 billion.
“The Bandit” had his first flight operated on 19-06-2003, and the range is about 10,000 kilometers. The interior is decorated with gold and chestnut wood.
Among other things, there is a 30-seat table, a gilded kitchen, and even a missile defense system on board. With such a plane, Abramovici could even transport his football team, with reservations (click here to see).
3rd place – Boeing 747-8I VIP
This private jet is owned by Joseph Lau Luen Hung, who was born in 1951 and is a real estate tycoon in Hong Kong with an estimated fortune of $4.3 billion. It owns 61% of Chinese Estates Holdings.
And if they keep kicking him out of the house, he can live in his $153 million Boeing 747-8I VIP.
The aircraft is equipped with the latest technologies to ensure the best in-flight comfort. This four-engine giant can carry hundreds of passengers in commercial service.
2nd place – Airbus A340-200
The aircraft is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, and is recognized as the most eccentric man on the planet.
With an estimated fortune of some tens of billions of dollars, Hassanal Bolkiah owns a fleet of about 7,000 cars (some say there are 6,000, others 2,000, but that matters less), but also a fleet of nine planes, the most important being a Boeing 747-400 VIP and an Airbus A340-200 VIP.
For the second position, we choose the Airbus A340-200, a plane estimated at 220 million dollars. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah lives in the most extravagant luxury, including his planes have 24K gold interiors (to see its interior, click here).
The Airbus A340-212 aircraft is 20.2 years old. The first flight was operated on 22-02-1994, and the propulsion is provided by four CFMI CFM56-5C3 / F engines.
1st place – Airbus A380
Airbus A380 is the largest commercial aircraft in the world, carrying up to 800 passengers. Now imagine such a custom plane for one person and his entourage. The person in question is Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia.
The aircraft is valued at $500 million – the aircraft cost $300 million and will cost about $200 million to customize to the liking of Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal. In addition to the 5 luxury apartments, the conference room, and the state-of-the-art entertainment system, there will also be a garage for luxury cars, a camel and horse stable, and a special prayer room that will rotate to always face Mecca.
This concludes our list of the most luxurious jets in the world. They are impressive, and they belong to some of the wealthiest people in the world.