People use various means of transport to get where they need to go. The poorest usually have to walk, those with more money can use public transport, rich people drive luxurious cars… And what about the richest of the richest? Well, many of them have their own private jets. It certainly does have some advantages compared to how regular people fly; you don’t need to wait the endless hours to be allowed to board, you don’t have to undergo the embarrassing security check-ins etc. On the other hand, opponents of this snobbery often argue that buying a private jet is nothing but a waste of money that could have been spent on something much more helpful. Whatever your opinion on this thing is, check out these 25 of most expensive private jets that were ever made.
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Boeing 747-8 VIP
Boeing is usually more associated with commercial flying but the brand also wanted to capture a share of the private jet market which led to creation of a special model Boeing 747-8 VIP. Often referred to as the “Jewel of the Sky”, all this model is about is pure exclusivity and uniqueness. For more than 150 million dollars, you can have a totally personalized aircraft whose interior might resemble a super luxurious hotel rather an airplane. We would love to tell you who owns this amazing aircraft but Boeing has a policy of never revealing the owners of this model.
Boeing 737 Business Jet
Boeing 737 is another aircraft that was remodeled for a private use. The plane can carry up to 19 passengers and flies 5,600 nautical miles at Mach 0.80, or roughly 12 hours of nonstop flight, before it needs refueling. The jet is equipped with a large conference room featuring connectivity for smart phones and computers, bedroom with king sized beds, video system, private bathroom and even a kitchen. If you want to become an owner of this high tech private jet, be ready to shell out a modest fee of 80 million dollars.
Bombardier Challenger 605
Introduced in early 2006 as an avionics and structural upgrade of the 604 design, Bombardier Challenger 605 is a luxurious private jet able to carry up to 14 passengers. If you have 60 million dollars lying around to buy this amazing aircraft, you can choose how both the interior as well as the exterior of the jet will look like. Former Formula 1 World Champ Lewis Hamilton has a red and black color scheme and his own personalized tail number.
Embraer Lineage 1000
Advertised as an “ultra-large” business jet, the Embraer Lineage 1000 is a large private jet providing comfortable seating for up to 19 people. Launched in 2006, the Lineage 1000 is largely based on the successful passenger jet, the Embraer 190. In the Lineage 1000 fuel tanks were added, nearly doubling the jet’s range. It can also boast a lavish interior including an optional bedroom, washroom, and a walk-in cargo area at the rear. One of the lucky people who could afford to pay almost 50 million dollars for this jet was a famous Mexican businessman Jorge Vergara.
Dassault Falcon 7X
Introduced in 2005, the Dassault Falcon 7X is a large-cabin, long range business jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation. With a range of up to 6,800 miles, the Falcon 7X is notable for its extensive use of computer-aided design, the manufacturer claiming it to be the “first aircraft to be designed entirely on a virtual platform“. Available for “just” 50 million dollars, this model transports celebrities such as Steven Spielberg and Bill Clinton.