It is rightly said that “If you have the money, you can create your world anywhere”, and if you invest the money in a private jet, then you can even take your world anywhere.
A private jet allows you to customize it according to your needs and make it unique from its counterparts. In the quest of owning the most expensive private jet, millionaires concentrate on the interior of its bedrooms, the dining hall, the technological aspects, and the comfort of its conference room. Although many jets are available at an equal base price, it is the amount spent on their customization that makes the headlines for them. So, starting from a grand $558 million jet and concluding with an $80 million one, here is the list of 10 most expensive private jets.
#1 – Boeing747-8 VIP:
This masterpiece having 1,458 meters of cabin space is owned by an anonymous billionaire who projected a pre-customization price of $358 million. Around $200 million were spent on the customization, and now this jet accounts for a grand $558 million. It has four General Electric GEnx 2B67 engines which result in a maximum travel speed of 1,044 kph. It boasts of an impressive flight range of 13,450 kilometers. Among the amenities are the two living rooms, a colossal conference-room-cum-dining-room, and a private office. To further enhance the lavishness, the bathroom fixtures and basins are all gold.
#2 – Airbus A380:
This commercial airplane is owned by a Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal and has a cabin space of 550 square meters. From a base price of $300 million, after customization, this private jet cost $500 million. It is powered by for Engine Alliance GP 7270 engines to provide a maximum cruising speed of 1,050 kph. It’s world-class amenities like a concert hall, well-being room, a large boardroom, garage for cars, stable for horses and camels, a Turkish bathroom, and even a prayer room which automatically rotates to face Mecca truly make it the “Flying Palace.”
#3 – Airbus A340-300:
Owned by a Russian business tycoon Alisher Usmanov, this jet holds a price tag of $440 million (possibly even more). It is considered to be even more significant than that of the country’s president. It works on four Turbofan Engines which allow a maximum travel speed of 915 kph. The maximum flight range for this model of Airbus is 13,699 kilometers. This aircraft named “Bourkhan” features exquisitely designed sleeping quarters, sitting areas, and a lavish dining room furnished with luxurious leather chairs.
#4 – Boeing 747-430:
The Sultan of Brunei owns this Boeing jet having a worth of $323 million. It is among the best-customized jets as more than $220 million have been spent on customization itself. It won’t be wrong to say that this jet is made out of gold and crystal, thanks to its magnificent interior. A living room, bedroom, and bathroom are draped in gold and crystal, whereas the washbasins are made of just solid gold. This jet can achieve a maximum speed of 988 kph due to its Turbofan Jet Engines. The Boeing Model has a flight range of 13,450 kilometers.
#5 – Boeing 747-400
The second and the fifth most expensive private jet belong to the same prince Al-Waleed bin Talal.There is a difference of almost $330 million in the private jet prices of this prince. The cost of this jet after its customization is $220 million. It can achieve a maximum speed of 933 kph as it offers a choice of improved turbofans: the Pratt & Whitney PW400, General Electric Cf6-80C2 or Rolls-Royce RB211-524G. In the amenities, it has two lush bedrooms, a dining table for 14 people and a royal throne in the middle of the jet.
#6 – Boeing 767:
Roman Abramovich, the owner of the Chelsea Football Club, owns this exclusive jet worth $170 million. The maximum flight range of this jet is 11,090 kilometers and can notch the highest speed of 850 kph. It is powered by two GF6-80C2 B2F engines developed by General Electric. The private cabin has a width of 4.5 meters and is furnished with chestnut and gold. The dining room is large and can accommodate around 30 people. For security purposes, this jet has an anti-missile system installed in it.
#7 – Boeing 747-81 VIP:
This jet is named as “Dreamliner” and is owned by Joseph Lau, a real estate tycoon from Hong Kong. It has a two-level structure spreading over 445 square meters with features like a personal gym, a spiral staircase, a large private office for board meetings, vaulted ceilings, and video displays on the wall. All these customizations give this jet a worth of $153 million. It is powered by two General Electric GEnx engines giving it a maximum speed of 1,195 kph. It has a flight range of 17,020 kilometers, which is the highest among the group.
#8 – Gulfstream III:
The jet owned by movie and television sensation Tyler Perry is the eight most expensive private jet in the world having a worth of $125 million. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey Turbofan engines that allow a maximum travel speed of 903 kph. The flight space of 38 cubic meters has a private VIP bedroom and bathroom. It has several large-screen viewing rooms, a classic dining area, and a fully equipped custom kitchen. The maximum travel range for this jet is 7,402 kilometers.
#9 – Boeing 757:
The President of the USA, Donald Trump, initially paid $100 million for this jet before its customization. The 395 square meters cabin space can comfortably hold 43 passengers. Two Rolls-Royce RB211 engines are responsible for an impressive speed of 1,044 kph and mark a travel range of 12,874 kilometers. A huge big-screen television, several bedrooms, an exquisite master suite, and bathroom fixtures of pure gold are among the few amenities of the jet.
#10 – Airbus A319:
This model of Airbus is owned by an Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya and is worth of $80.7 million. With the lowest private plane cost in the list, it features a comfortable dining area with an elegant bar and can comfortably accommodate thirty passengers. Two Wing Pylon Mounted Turbofan engines give this jet a maximum travel speed of 828 kph and a flight range of 9,475 kilometers. It also features a full boardroom with broad video conferencing abilities.
The luxury and interior style for these ten jets is unmatchable. The next landmark in this list needs to have a price tag of around $600 million with some distinct and world-class amenities. If this is the number you can manage, there is no obstruction in your dream of becoming the owner of the most expensive private jet in the world.