Last Updated on June 12, 2018
Freedom is the ultimate form of luxury, and being able to fly anywhere you want and whenever you want is a part of that. We have all experienced flying in, well, “normal” airplanes.
We have to go to the airport hours before departure, you may lose your luggage, and you may even miss the flight. But, when you finally get on the plane, you will find yourself seated in a very uncomfortable chair where someone’s kid sitting behind you and keeps kicking your chair.
For rich people, all that I mentioned were their motivation to buy their own private jet and none of us can blame them. In order to buy your own private jet, you have to work really, really hard for it and be smart when it comes to our financial situation. Otherwise, we will be stuck in an airplane where “uncomfortable” has a whole new meaning.
To motivate you, or depress you (sorry!), I have gathered the 10 most expensive private jets that are truly impressive.
Price: $80 million
Boeing 737 is a custom made private jet owned by an undisclosed U.S. businessman, it was introduced at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition only a couple of years ago.
At first, Boeing 737’s based price was $57 million, but after interior upgrades that made the experience so much smoother and better, the price became $80 million.
This jet can carry 19 passengers, it has a king-sized bed in the bedroom along with other sleeping facilities that can hold 8 people. The kitchen is fully equipped and the bathroom is complete, with the fitting room and a shower.
Plus, it offers its passengers direct access to the internet via satellite.
Airbus A319 Corporate Jet
Price: $80.7 million
Airbus A319 is their second most expensive model and it is one of the most comprehensive and modern corporate jet family in the world, it carries 8 passengers. The standard model of Airbus A319 is for $80.7, so of course, you should have a few more millions to design it the way you want.
However, the interior design can be custom made at the owner’s demand. Technically, as long as the owner has the funds, this jet can be an incredible project to develop.
Price: $100 million
Owner: Donald Trump
I don’t know if you were already expecting the president’s private jet to be one of the most expensive ones in the world, but yet, here it is. Donald Trump has his own style and prefers to follow a unique fashion when it comes to his personal brand, featuring plenty of gold in the jet, including the seat belts.
Trump, the successful billionaire bought a used plane from Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder. Since then, he started pouring money all over it in order to customize it and make it as comfortable as he demands.
So, not only he added a luxurious master bedroom, he also installed a video room that includes a home cinema system (52-inch flat screen display).
Price: $125 million
Owner: Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is an American actor, producer, and director who had a goal of making his private jet a clear projection of himself. His private jet is basically a flying theater, with a library and several big displays.
Perry was sick of the boring window shades and needed to create the right mood inside. So, he installed a unique glass that can be controlled in an electronic way.
The new Gulfstream III original price is around $65, so you can do a quick math and see how much this private jet needed to be modified.
Price: $153 million
Owner: Joseph Lau
When this beautiful jet was created, the world’s richest people hurried to see whether it fits their style and mode. In fact, it created a huge buzz all over the world. However, the base model of Boeing 747-81 starts at $153 million, which means it still needs more millions to make it the jewelry of the sky, which is what Joseph Lau decided to do.
This gorgeous jet’s name is Dreamliner and most of its design is handcrafted. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful private jets because not only it is unique and luxurious, but it also has a spiral staircase that takes you to one of the two decks.
Price: $120 – $170 million
Owner: Roman Abramovich
Roman Abramovich is not new when it comes to the “most expensive” lists, he already has one of the world’s most expensive Yachts, and now he is the owner of the beautiful Boeing 767-33A/ER that he costumed himself based on his taste.
His goal was to make this jet feels like home, so now the plane has a large dining room with 30 seats and a large master bedroom. The plan can carry 300 people, but Roman uses it only for his own personal travel or to transport Chelsea, his football team, from one game to another.
Price: $220 million
Owner: Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal
The Saudi Arabia’s prince has one of the most impressive lifestyle and the most luxurious one. Now let me tell you something that will probably shock you: This plane is only the 4th because, well, this is his CHEAPER plane! Yup, he has a more expensive jet than this flying hotel that costs $220 million.
Anyway, this expensive (yet, cheap) plane can carry 400 people, but the prince wants to use it differently. So, he removed the whole interior design and wanted it to be built again from scratch in order to feel like he is flying in class. Boeing 767-332A/ER is used only when he feels like flying light.
Price: $233 million
Owner: Sultan of Brunei
Now, let’s talk a little about one of the richest monarchs in the world, the Sultan of Brunei. He is a man of great wealth who didn’t want to travel in a $100 million basic Boeing 747-430, which is why he created the 3rd most expensive jets by investing another $130 million.
The way he designed it is easy to explain and hard to comprehend: he basically created everything with gold and crystals, everything: The bedroom, bathroom, living room, and every corner. Literally, he travels around in a jewelry box. Perfect!
Price: $350-450 million
Owner: Alisher Usmanov
Alisher Usmanov is the richest man in Russia and he owns the second most expensive jet in the entire world. He named this private jet after his father, Bourkhan, and it is the largest private jet in Russia, literally.
The basic price of this plane is enough to make it to the second place on this list. It costs $238 million and with all the custom interior, security systems, and art technology, this jet now costs something between $350-400 million. The size is enough to shame all the private jets.
Price: $500 million
Owner: Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal
And here we are, with the most expensive private jet in the world that is owned by the Saudi Arabia’s prince, did it shock you that he was the owner of the most expensive private jet? Not so much, right?
Airbus created for him an empty Airbus A380 that cost him $350 million. So, he started making it something beyond anything we have ever expected or seen.
Not only that everything is made of gold, this plane also has a concert hall, a garage for a Rolls-Royce, a Turkish bath, and electronic mats in the prayer room that rotate to Mecca automatically. They refer to this jet as “the kingdom of the sky”.
This jet is, by far, one of the most fascinating flying objects in the entire world. Yet, it is only a way to transport from one place to another for the billionaires.