Becoming rich is backbreaking work, becoming ultra-rich is even harder, and turning into a billionaire, is even more hard work, and an equal amount of luck. We compiled a list of some of the wealthiest people in the world, only on this list, we are not showing cars or houses. Our catalog is all about private jets and yachts.
How much is too much when you have it all? We can either be jealous or happy for these celebs, and I choose to be happy for them, as I would want them to be happy for me if the tables had turned. So, without further ado, let’s start with Brad Pitt.
There has been a lot of speculation into the reasons behind the divorce between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Looking at these three million-dollar British WW2 era Spitfire, I can speculate that it may have been a midlife crisis.
This British fighter plane was once used to escort bombing campaigns over Europe. Today it is Pitt’s ultimate joyride machine.
We all know Nicole Kidman for her excellent acting work and her business savvy. However, like many of us, she too needs to have a hobby when she’s not working hard. For her, that fun hobby looks to be sailing, but not just on any boat.
Our girl Kidman purchased herself a luxury private yacht for two and a half million dollars. You go, girl!
One can only imagine that the higher up the celebrity ladder you go, the more privacy you may need to conduct your personal life.
Canadian music icon Celine Dion is for sure at the top of that ladder, and when it was time to fly private, she did it in style with her 42-million-dollar private jet complete with a kitchen in it!
Pop star Selena Gomez has been around now since she was just a young pre-teen, today her net worth is far above the tens of millions, and by now she can afford to splurge if she’d like to.
It is usually tough to get around in an airport without being spotted if you’re a celebrity, so it only makes sense that Gomez would take her selfie in front of a Bombardier Challenger 300.
“Hmm, hmmm, hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm” Remember that song from the movie “Wolf of Wall Street?” According to Jordan Belfort, he had never really sung that song in real life.
McConaughey had been using it to warm up his character before scenes, and everyone loved it so much that they put it in the movie. I can’t imagine it’s too hard to get into the character of a rich guy when you are already wealthy as can be!
Roman Abramovich is one of the richest men on earth. The owner of British Premier League team “Chelsea,” Abramovich is worth around 11.4 billion dollars as of today.
Although his public life is pretty private and humble, he still travels everywhere he goes with his own security agents, and uses his personal yacht and or jumbo jet to get around. I’m not judging, that’s exactly what I would be doing with that money, well, that and feeding the poor. Can you do both?
There could only be one reason any person in their right mind would think of buying his or her own jet, either pure stupidity or unmeasurable wealth.
When it comes to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, I would guess that it is unmeasurable wealth that inspired him to buy his private jets. He can handle the fuel costs, at least for now!
See this big bad yacht there. Looks almost the size of a Disney cruise. Yes, no need to rub your eyes as I did. That’s not one, but two private choppers on board.
This mega yacht belongs to no other than the co-founder of Microsoft (arguably one of the biggest companies in the world,) Paul Allen. If you are one of his lucky 26 guests on board, you will have more than 50 staff at your service looking after you. Great place to close a deal!
Sergey Brin and Larry Page
When Sergey Brin and Larry Page had finally realized how big Google really is, and how much larger it’s going to get, they decided to buy their own private jumbo jet with no hesitation.
After all, they could impress VIP guests, and be able to conduct business in the air while on the way to more business, a good investment if there is always more money flowing in.
Rock & Roll anthem icon Billy Joel is no man of trashy planes, or over luxurious yachts. No, Joel is a man of style and elegance. A piano soloist, who loves a good paint job and precise woodwork.
This is his 55-foot Vendetta, who needs anything more than that!
Chris Brown is no longer the star he once was. Maybe it’s because he should have treated Rihanna better when he had the chance.
His current income pipeline is not enough to buy him his own personal jet, but that’s not going to stop the man from the occasional Gulfstream IV rental for him and his friends.
“All aboard the hypocrisy express!” Just kidding only rich people are invited on this boat named by Bono “Kingdom Come.”
Who are we to judge anyway, if a man can afford to give to charity and buy a yacht, let him do it! What if it was you who made your dreams come true? Yes, it looks odd considering his work around the world, but that’s just us being jealous.
There are two terms that always float around the rich and famous. Old money and new money. Old money is money that has existed in a family for generations, and new money is money that has just been made.
New money wealth is usually spent a lot like this, a 747 taking you to Tokyo and back. All power to you Kanye, coming from the hood, and now you got your own two-floor mammoth plane!
Tom Hanks is known for his roles in movies such as Saving Private Ryan, Forest Gump, and Terminal. Like all stars, when he takes time off, he does it in style.
In one case he took this mega yacht called the “Grand Enigma” on an outing on the Turkish coast for no less than two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars a week!
Die-hard Scientologist John Travolta was one of the first actors to make headlines for boasting a private jet.
Travolta does not just own a private jet; he has his own license to fly them as well. Here we see him in front of an old jumbo jet, but in this case, he is the captain.
When you think of yacht boasting ocean loving billionaires, the first name that comes to mind is Virgin Atlantic owner multi-billionaire Sir Richard Branson.
However, he is not just you’re average rich guy. Branson invests a lot of his money on environmental projects such as his quest into the Great Blue Hole in Belize. (this should be a link to the great blue hole article)
An American icon, Angelina Jolie has been Americas action, drama sweetheart for more than a decade now, and this strong, and brilliant actress needs some style in the sky to match her looks on the ground.
Jolie got herself a pilot’s license and enjoys embarking on trips on her Cirrus SR22 four-seater plane.
For golf legend Tiger Woods there is no need for much introduction. Woods is the most accomplished American golfer in the history of the sport, but his personal life has taken quite the hit in recent years.
So, it’s no wonder he would call his Gulfstream G550 “Privacy.”
JK. Rowling and Johnny Depp
For some super luxurious buys, you may want a friend to help with expenses. JK. Rowling teamed up with good friend Johnny Depp to buy this big old super yacht only to sell it back to an undisclosed buyer in 2017.
It’s difficult to say why they would sell it, actually no it isn’t. Having a yacht is extremely expensive, and it’s not like these stars have all the time in the world to use them. They are rich because they work hard every day to make more money.
Michael Dorn plays Klingon Worf in the Star Trek franchise. A show that in its own merit has earned millions. So, one could only imagine the actual net worth of one of its main stars.
Some celebs may enjoy the high life in a luxury jet or yacht, but not Michael Dorn. Dorn turns his attention to some Cold War gems like the F-86 Sabre, T-33, and North American Sabreliner first generation jet fighters.
N.W.A. front man Dr. Dre with the help of close friend and co-founder of Dre Beats, Jimmy Iovine became the first rapper to become a billionaire in history when the two sold Dre Beats to apple for a grand total of three billion dollars, and just like with Kanye, when that new money starts flowing, the yachts and planes start growing.
If you ever are looking for Dre, you can find him avoiding you on his mega yacht “Naia.”
There is probably not one child in the world that has not heard of Justine Beiber. Many may judge his music, and maybe his attitude too.
But it is without a shadow of a doubt that this young star has earned his wages working on the stage ever since he was a young teenager. Let’s be happy for him.
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, nicknamed “A-Rod,” is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman.
He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball and was the star shortstop on the New York Yankees. Today he is a proud owner of a brand-new Gulfstream IV.
Australian billionaire James Packer businessman and investor. Packer is the son of media mogul Kerry Packer and the grandson of Sir Frank Packer.
Money is not a shortage in the Packer family and while some travel in a beautiful sports car, James goes the extra mile and flies around his Sikorsky S-76 helicopter when he’s traveling from destination to destination.
German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, and caricaturist Karl Lagerfeld had no financial distress before his passing last February.
Here he is outside a Chanel Line private jet happy to take a picture to show you how rich he is.
Let’s make one thing clear, WWE wrestling is not a sport, it’s a soap opera of strong men with pretend fighting. However, this does not mean the “sport” is easy.
WWE wrestlers have to retain their image physically and mentally with their fans. John Cena has managed to stay a relevant WWE wrestler for more than a decade now, no wonder he’s high rolling in private jets nowadays.
Bella Hadid is one of the most well-known models of 2019 and is just at the beginning of her career of being a world-renowned supermodel.
Hadid has done well for herself considering she owns a private jet she can take out into the sky whenever she feels like it.
Joyce Meyer does not look like a person who indulges in private jet travel but don’t judge a book by her cover.
We can see here that the Christian public speaker, author, and president of Meyer Ministries not only has her own G-IV jet, but a man holding an umbrella accompanying her on her way out of the tarmac.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the power couple of east coasts’ hip-hop and have held that crown since the early millennium. The combined income of these two is more than enough to live a life of royalty.
This yacht you see in front of you, that was a birthday gift from Jay-z to Beyoncé. He must have done something he needed to make up for.
Leonardo is a well-known critically acclaimed actor that has been staring in some of the best movies of the last century, from Titanic, Blood Diamond, and the Wolf of Wallstreet.
One of the smarter people on our list, DiCaprio prefers not to spend the big bucks maintaining his own private aircraft; instead, he rents one whenever he needs.
Former Miss UK Kirsty Bertarelli is one of the richest women in the United Kingdom.
Along with her billionaire Swiss husband, Ernesto Bertarelli she owns a 96 – meter mega yacht called the Vava II luxury yacht.
Morgan Freeman has played God at least more than once in his movies, he is one of the most successful African American actors in history.
At the ripe age of 65 put acting on the side for a small second so he could get his pilot’s license.
If Bill Gates is not a household name for you, then you must live on another planet. The founder of Microsoft is one of the richest men on the planet.
And despite giving hundreds of millions to charity a year, the man still has more than enough left over to take his family on these two million dollars a week yacht, and you know a week is not enough on this thing.
While Morgan Freeman plays God in the movie Bruce Almighty, Jim Carrey plays the goofy resurrected NY version of Jesus using his God-given powers to make us laugh.
Humor does pay off as you can see him enjoying an 8,000 dollar an hour private plane to charter where ever he likes.
Co-Founder of Apple Steve Jobs was one of the most accomplish high-tech company CEO’s in the history of business. From the Macintosh to the iPod, and then with the MacBook, and the iPhone, this one man disrupted the way we use technology today. In his heyday, he owned this 1,800-ton yacht called “Venus.”
Maybe if he ate a couple steaks, he would have had more fun with it before passing in 2011.
For an ultra-accomplished musician lucky enough to be selling his music before the internet, buying a yacht should not be a problem, and for Eric Clapton, it wasn’t a problem at all.
In 2005 he bought himself the Va Bene mega yacht. He must spend most of his time on it, I know I would.
Starting with his work on the movie Jaws, Steven Spielberg has grown to be one of the wealthiest Hollywood movie moguls in America.
He owns “Seven Seas” a 2882-foot yacht suitable for 12 guests that would enjoy the lovely swimming pool on the deck. It’s up for sale now, but if Spielberg couldn’t afford it, what makes you think you can?
Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC KCSG is an Australian-born American media mogul. Murdoch’s father, Sir Keith Murdoch.
Was a reporter and editor who became a senior executive of The Herald and Weekly Times publishing company. Hard work pays off as you can see from this sailboat he boasts out at sea.
Despite years of media abuse, and controversy, early millennium pop star Britney Spears was able to shake off all the negativity and holds a net worth of more than two hundred million dollars.
More than enough for her to keep her privacy and personal space when traveling on her private jetliner.
Brady & Gisele
When you are a six-time Superbowl champion quarterback, married to one of the most successful models in the world, you may want a private way to travel around the world.
Let’s be sure though that this is not too hard of a task for Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen to hurdle. After all, they are one of the wealthiest couples in America.
Kid Rock may live in a castle now, but he hasn’t forgotten his old ways of hosting huge parties on boats. This time, he was seen cruising along Mackinac Island on a mind-blowing yacht called “Rock It.”
The yacht was designed by the Dutch company Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. But it’s interior, and its exterior spaces are super-luxurious and perfect for a rockstar. The vessel has seen numerous celebrities come and go, and it’s ideal for Rock before his U.S. tour, starting May 2019.
Blac Chyna & Amber Rose
Even though she was pregnant then, Blac Chyna took a hop across the pond for some relaxing times and festivities at Cannes Lions Festival. Her friend Amber Rose accompanied her. The two were on-board for the very prestigious Daily Mail’s Yacht Party in Cannes, France. The best friends had a blast together at the time on the luxurious Superyacht Idol.
We wonder if the two of them thought of purchasing some travel insurance before boarding. Still, we’re sure nothing terrible happened to them!
Way back in 2015, John Legend designed a $120K jet-setting package. He called it “The Legend Experience,” and it was for 50 people who wanted to see a bit of the singer’s lavish lifestyle.
The jet-setters who had bank accounts big enough for the experience were taken on an 11-day trip around the globe with the Legend himself! They flew on the Four Seasons Private Jet which Legend flew himself. What a legend! We would do this if we could.
Joel Osteen is a very successful televangelist with his televised sermons estimated to draw more than 20 million viewers per month. His private jet is an Airbus A319 which is rumored to be worth about $86 million. Thank God!
Osteen raised quite the scene in 2017 when he closed the doors of his large church to Hurricane Harvey victims, suggesting that he didn’t open it since the state didn’t ask him. He also caught some unwanted attention when in a TV interview he said that apologizing for wealth is like insulting to God.
Ariana Grande has been on quite a roll over the past few years with albums, singles, and concerts. But still, she would likely need a bank loan to buy her own private jet. What we see here is her own Gulfstream G650 which is rumored to cost $58 million.
And that’s why the small pop star is, at least for now, only renting an aircraft for her tours and trips. But don’t doubt even for a second this comes cheap: it’s estimated that a flight on this is more than $30,000.
The queen of today’s hip-hop, Nicki Minaj, loves spending her money on every lavish item possible. As we’ve seen, this includes cars, jewels, and real estate. More recently, she felt that she’d had enough of renting a private jet, so she got herself her own $36-million ride.
We can assume that a large savings account is not her top priority. Now, she can use the Gulfstream V to fly around the world for her tours and vacations. Europe, anyone?
For Drake, 2017 was quite a year for him! All we need to do is consider the $90 million he made, and we can understand why. His $150-million net worth has given him the title of one of the wealthiest rappers in the world.
However, it also allowed him to buy a $50-million private jet – complete with a huge master suite and a queen-sized bed. With such a large bank account balance, you really can enjoy life to the max.
DJ Khaled only has one baby boy, but he has become a Social Media sensation, thanks to his dad’s luxury lifestyle. The photos of Ashad junior flying on their private jet to meet his father on tour have become an instant hit.
As it turns out, the famous hip-hopper doesn’t mind spending north of $38K for each trip on the plane. We don’t doubt that the dad still has plenty of cash to invest in a savings account and secure his son’s future. Perhaps he will seek education?
Living life as a supermodel can get pretty dangerous with all the amazing things they get to enjoy. One perfect example is the life of Adriana Lima. Adriana even spent more than $1 million of her own money to purchase a mini-superyacht called ‘Zeelander 44’.
The Zeelander immediately caught Adriana’s eye while she was looking for a boat in the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. She certainly deserves it after working hard as a “Victoria’s Secret” model for all those years!
The famous singer and songwriter, Bruno Mars, has probably already forgotten how it feels to travel on a crowded plane. We bet he hasn’t shared a seat as soon as he bought his $42-million private jet called ‘Mars Rider.’
The plane has enough space and comfort to fit 24 people in total. Well, we wouldn’t expect anything less from someone who has over $105-million in the bank. He uses it to travel on tour and go on vacations around the world.
DeAndre Cortez, also known as Soulja Boy, treated himself after he bought a $55-million private jet for his 21st birthday. Not a wrong way to welcome adulthood! To fit the rapper’s exceptionally high standards, the plane was fully customized and can now hold up to 12 passengers.
If Soulja Boy is going to fly around the world, he’s going to make sure that he provides guests with extra comfort and space. As well as beds, this beast also features a bar and cinema, so you can relax while flying high in the sky.
Nina Dobrev made quite a statement when she posted several snaps of her lavish St. Tropez holiday to her Instagram followers. The Vampire Diaries star enjoyed the hot weather with her friends Jessica Stam, Tess Jantschek, Chandler Bailey, and Hillary Harley.
Together, they relaxed on the luxury jet that set them back around $100K a week. If you can afford it, we can think of no more fabulous way of spending your hard-earned cash! It looks amazing.
What Chris Brown rents, Enrique Iglesias has bought. That’s right, the Gulfstream IV. It cost him about 3.6 million dollars! The singer has such a passion for planes that he learned how to fly one!
However, since Iglesias has a passion for air crafts and also holds a pilot’s license, the investment is worth it for him. The Latin singer’s jet is worth $3.6 million, but he certainly hasn’t got a problem spending money on what he loves!
If you happen to have a spare $500K in your earnings account, you can also celebrate life on this 28-foot luxury yacht. Named Ecstasea, actress Michelle Rodriguez spent a week relaxing away from everyone on this beast.
There’s a good reason she would want to spend time away on Ecstasea. For one, it has a full massage room with a spa treatment, jet skis, a huge gym, and two helipads. We bet she had fun relaxing with friends and loved ones, even if it was only for a week.
Supermodel Heidi Klum has recently had her dream vacation aboard this luxury yacht in St. Tropez with her boyfriend, art curator Vito Schnabel. The two spent time relaxing and enjoying the fantastic scenery.
Although the couple rented it only for a couple of days, they still had to spend a massive sum, since a week on this gorgeous yacht costs nearly a million dollars. We wonder if Heidi’s financial advisor could offer advice and recommend that this wasn’t a great economic idea? Who knows…
Model and actress, Cara Delevigne, might just become the next celebrity to own her private jet, considering how frequently she travels all over the world. However, for now, the British star is renting her jets and probably spending more than your average annual salary each time, so does it.
But then again, Cara Delevigne has a net worth of $9 million. So, if any of us can fly around the world on a private jet, it’s her. Let’s be honest: she can afford it.
We’ve already seen how Beyonce and Jay-Z treat each other with extravagant gifts. You’re probably wondering what could be better than the yacht we’ve already seen? Well, how about a private jet? Because if you’re conquering the seas, you might as well try for the skies.
This image, posted to Beyonce’s official Instagram page, shows us that she is the ultimate queen of travel. The singer, actress, and dancer shared this snap with her wearing an outfit worth $13,000! Slay it, queen!
Chat show star Oprah Winfrey cashed out $45 million on her very own Bombardier BD-700 Global Express XRS. Her jet has been altered to increase the space available for facilities at the cost of seating. That means it can only carry ten travelers but is furnished with extra bathrooms and dining and rest areas.
As a special touch from Oprah herself, the inside is all leather. With a modest size of 19 passengers, this jet can fly anywhere in the world for a nice break away from her showbiz lifestyle.
His businessman-turned television star-turned US President has been the owner of his plane since 1997. He used it vigorously to travel to all 50 states, including Wisconsin, during his election campaign in 2015 and 2016.
In 2017, the mogul had to depart from Trump Force One for the real thing – but it is unclear which one he finds more glamorous. Today, the jet remains in the family and will surely be used by him again once he leaves the office and returns to private life.