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.
Dassault Falcon 900 LX
Produced by Dassault Aviation, a French manufacturer, the Dassault Falcon 900 LX is a large private jet with a maximum range of 4,750 nautical miles. One of the most versatile aircraft in the world, 900 LX can carry up to 14 passengers. The spacious, custom-crafted cabin gives you the space, comfort and connectivity to perform at your best. Boasting cruising speed of 590 mph, this stylish jet can be yours for only 39 million USD.
Produced by General Dynamics’ Gulfstream Aerospace, the Gulfstream G550 is a private jet that was released to the market in 2003. With a maximum range of 6,750 nautical miles, the G550 has the longest flight range in its class. Inside, there is space for up to four different living areas, seats for 18 passengers and three different temperature zones. The price of this luxurious jet is about 60 million dollars. One of these jets was owned by a famous Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal and the director of The Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson.
Embraer Legacy 650
Made by Brazilian manufacturer Embraer, the Legacy 650 is a longer-range version of the previous Legacy 600 model. The range capability of the 650 is 3,900 nautical miles non-stop flight with four passengers, or 3,840 nm with eight passengers. In 2012, one of the models was bought by Jackie Chan, a popular Hong Kong actor and martial artist. Chan paid almost 30 million dollars for the jet which was customized with the colors of the China flag and his personal logo.
Bombardier Challenger 600
Manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace, the Challenger 600 is a twin turbofan, medium range, wide-body business jet. The jet features a large fuselage cross-section, resulting in a spacious and comfortable cabin. Additional fuselage fuel tanks and winglets were offered as a free retrofit by Canadair in order to increase the range. Joyce Meyer, an American author, used to have this stylish model before she replaced it with a Gulfstream IV. Estimated price is about 5 million dollars.
Produced by Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace, the Bombardier BD-700 (also known as the Global Express) is a twin-engined long-range corporate jet aircraft with a capacity of maximum 19 passengers. With a range of up to 6,325 nautical miles, this jet can fly non-stop between many internationals destinations. One of the proud owners of this jet model is Bill Gates himself who didn’t mind spending as much as 45 million dollars for it. Gates uses his private aircraft intensively, mainly for his work for the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation.