The ultimate sign of wealth is owning a jet. Mind you the cost of a private jet is not trivial; the cost varies from $3 million to $100 million. And that is just the beginning- the cost of maintaining a jet can vary from $1 million to $6 million a year, but hey if you are a celeb who makes $20 million per movie, you can afford a new jet every year.
There was a time when owning a jet was a real big deal in Hollywood, but today many celebs own a jet. Here are some celebs who have money to spend and own some of the most expensive jets on the market.
Angelina Jolie has 6 kids and she is always traveling. But it is very unlikely that you will ever see her on a commercial plane. The reason is that this lady is rich enough to own a Cirrus SR22. She has already taken lessons to get her pilot’s license. When flying she has her own pilot and gets the privilege of using the private arrivals and departure lounge reserved for VIPs.
1. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is filthy rich and for many years has owned a Gulfstream IV-SP. The plane is pure luxury and costs many millions of dollars. Wherever he goes, it is usually on his private plane. The guy is very secretive and usually never reveals his itinerary or his passengers. It is claimed that Tom is also a trained pilot and he does his own flying.
2. Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey made millions in the 90s with his comedy movies. And the guy is a very wise investor. Besides owning real estate, he also owns the latest Gulfstream V. This plane is easily at least $10 million and can carry anywhere from 8-12 people in great comfort. Jim flies all over the North American continent in this luxury plane. It is not known if he has a pilot’s license.
Jay-Z is a super rich musician and he loves to spend money on luxury things. Recently on his birthday, Beyonce, his wife, bought him a Bombardier Challenger 850. This version of the Bombardier is capable of accommodating 18-22 people. It is a transcontinental jet which Jay Z uses to travel to Europe and other parts of the world.
John Travolta not only has pilot’s license but owns several planes. His collections include several Gulfstream jets, a Boeing 707, and a bombardier challenger 601. The star also owns an island in the Caribbean.
Harrison Ford is a collector of airplanes. Over the years he has owned many different types of aircraft including the DHC-2 beaver, an Aviat A-1B Husky, Beechcraft B3TC, DHC-2 Beaver, a 929-vintage Waco Taperwing, and even a Bell 407 helicopter.
Just to maintain these planes each year may be costing him $3-$5 million. But with an average income of $20 million per movie and continued income from his Indian Jones series, the guy can probably even afford to buy Sprint or Alaskan airlines.
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