Whether it’s arriving to award shows, promoting movies at premieres, or vacationing with other stars, celebrities always arrive in style. And we’re not just talking about their outfits—we’re referring to their vehicles too. And one such mode of transportation is private jets.
Not only are they luxurious, they give A-lister’s privacy and comfort while allowing them to go wherever they want free of fans and paparazzi. If traveling via private jet wasn’t enough, some of these celebrities even own their very own! You won’t believe how the rich and famous travel!
Rita Ora headlines some of the top festivals, making a private jet necessary to get around the world in style. The British pop star has documented her lavish travels on social media, which include jetting off to Sweden to play at the Stadfesten festival, fashion shows in Italy, vacationing in the South of France, and hanging out with A-list friends like Russel Crowe, Isla Fisher, and Chris Hemsworth.
She captioned Instagram posts, “Glam on plane straight to fashion show,” and “doing eyeliner on the plane isn’t easy.”
Former Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor is no stranger to private jets—she uses them to arrive to vacations in style. Not only has she traveled to tropical vacation in them, private jets hold a special place in her heart.
Her husband proposed to her in the most epic way with one. The model boarded a private plane thinking she was flying to a photoshoot and ended up in the Bahamas and looked down to see her husband waiting for her with “Marry Me” written in rose-covered letters in the sand.
The Mad Max actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley travels via private jet frequently. The model, who’s been with Jason Statham since 2010, even gave her then six-month-old son a taste of the lavish lifestyle, boarding a private jet in 2017 to take a pre-Christmas family vacation to Navajo Nation, Utah.
The photo got lots of buzz because it was the first time the model shared a photo of her newborn son. Huntington-Whiteley and Jack were dressed to impress for the occasion—she wore a long, wool jacket and heeled black boots and he wore a striped onesie.
Lionel and Sofia Richie
Known for love songs like “Easy” and “Still”, it should come as no surprise that music legend Lionel Richie’s favorite mode of transportation is private jet. Lionel is more often overseas than at his home, with his favorite international destinations being Paris, France, Singapore, Italy, and the Maldives.
Like father like daughter, Sofia’s inherited Lionel’s love for private jets—the model enjoys living the lavish lifestyle with her father and she even celebrated a few birthdays with famous friends on the aircrafts including Kylie Jenner and Anastasia Karanikolaou.
The powerful and arrogant God Thor doesn’t have time to wait at airports. While Hemsworth doesn’t have his own private plane, he uses them often.
Back in 2017, the actor shared photos on Instagram taking a helicopter and private jet during a vacation on Orpheus Island in Australia with wife Elsa Pataky and just a few weeks later, he gathered a group of friends including film producer Jerry Bruckheimer and they headed to Las Vegas to watch the McGregor-Mayweather boxing match.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been Forbes, highest paying actor a few times, making $87.5 in 2020. The Fast and Furious star stays busy with work, so he needs to have transportation readily available.
The Rock travels comfortably and privately via private jet for everything from preparing for upcoming films to celebrating his birthday with drinks and desserts. He’s even changed his daughter’s diaper on the leather seats! One of his favorite jets is the Gulfstream G650, which he referred to as “the fastest private jet in the world” on Twitter.
Racecars aren’t the only love of Formula One star Lewis Hamilton. A few years ago, Hamilton was the proud owner of his very own private jet—a red Bombardier Challenger 605. The jet cost a whopping $21.7 million, according to Business Insider.
The driver wasn’t shy to flash his extravagant purchase on social media and was even an ambassador for Bombardier. He’s posted images with the jet with model Winnie Harlow and landing in places such as Mexico, Monaco, and Toronto.
David and Victoria Beckham are one of the most powerful couples in Hollywood, and of course the fashion designer and soccer legend travel in style. Their lavish lifestyle wouldn’t be complete without their very own Bombardier Challenger 350, which according to AV Buyer sells for $18 million.
Victoria uses the jet to travel with David, her four children, and her team. We wonder if Elton John and David Furnish, who are godparents to the couple’s oldest sons, have been on the jet.
When Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria isn’t lighting up the screen, she’s busy with her other passions which include owning restaurants, cooking, launching a clothing line, and jetting across the world.
While Longoria has posted an Instagram video riding JetSmarter and thanking them for “making flying so fun and thanks for always taking care of me”, she’s also flown on David and Victoria Beckham’s private jet, with the couple and Gordon Ramsay, to Bordeaux, France for a luxurious minibreak.
Bella Hadid knows how to travel lavishly. Hadid, who’s walked for Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Missoni, and Moschino, may not have here own jet, but she’s been spotted serving looks on them.
She celebrated her 24th birthday mid-air with her girl gang and captioned, “Oh gosh, I feel just really lucky. I usually cancel any kind of big birthday celebration so this year I just wanted to take my beautiful friends on an adventure that was absolutely non refundable.”
Australian signer Kylie Minogue’s career has spanned almost four decades and she’s sold over 70 million records worldwide as of 2021. Surely, an international popstar would need to be able to travel all over the world, and even though she’s been spotted on commercial planes, she prefers to travel via private jet.
The popstar posted this adorable photo in February 2017, captioned, “Hi #lovers!!!” Doesn’t she look flawless in this denim-on-denim look? And how can we not acknowledge the adorable red heart balloon.”
Supermodel Karlie Kloss has traveled on many private jets over the years for both vacation and business. Kloss, who’s married to businessman and investor Joshua Kushner, pretty much has private jets at her disposal.
While it’s rare for the model to miss a runway show, in 2017 she traded in New York Fashion Week for a St. Barth’s vacation. She made a fashion statement of her own, touching down in a Diane Van Furstenberg dress, while wishing good luck to the designer during the New York Fashion Week runway.
Sean “Diddy” Combs
Over his almost three decade long-career, Sean “Diddy” Combs has changed his name more times than we can keep track of. The three-time Grammy winner is one of the most influential rappers in history with a net worth as of 2019 of $740 million, according to Forbes.
The rap mogul owns a private jet, but back in 2008, he admitted to flying commercial often because he flies back and forth to LA for this acting career, which can cost $200,000 or $250,000 round trip, as he shared in a YouTube blog.
According to Forbes, Kylie Jenner has a net worth of $1 billion as of 2019. With $1 billion, a jet doesn’t seem too far off and she actually has her own bright pink Global Express, which cost her $72.8 million, according to The Sun!
Kylie celebrated her 23rd birthday in the jet with famous friends and family including Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Scott Disick. Did we mention the jet has an entertainment center, master suite, two bathrooms, a gallery, crew rest area, and a closet?
It’s always nice when costars get along well in real life and such seems to be the case with Suicide Squad’s Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Karen Fukuhara, who traveled on a private jet to promote their new film at San Diego’s Comic-Con in 2016.
The actors took tons of photos, sipping champagne, taking selfies aboard the luxurious jet, and getting ready to board. They make quite the supervillain team.
As famous as Mariah Carey is for her five-octave vocal range, the “Queen of Christmas” is known for living a super glamorous lifestyle. To fit in with her lush life, the popstar charters private jets wherever she goes.
To celebrate being the Billboard’s first-ever artist to have a chart-topping hit in four separate decades, the five-time Grammy winner had a private jet party. Carey shared a video on Twitter of herself and her team “celebrating on the move”, dancing on the steps of a private jet while enjoying champagne as confetti poppers went off.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous athletes in the world and he’s the first soccer player and only third sportsman to earn $1 billion in their career, according to Forbes. So it comes as no surprise that Ronaldo would own a private jet.
Back in 2015, he bought a Gulfstream G200 twin-engine jet for £20 million as The Sun reported. The soccer star won’t be able to fit his entire team on the jet, but he’s enjoyed spending time on it with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his four kids.
Like her younger sister Bella, Gigi Hadid has walked for the almost every famous high-end designer and she has another thing in common with Bella—she likes to fly private jets.
Whether she’s jetting off to Paris hitting the slopes before heading back to work, or celebrating her 21st birthday with famous friends like Taylor Swift, Hadid always looks super stylish, giving us major fashion travel inspiration in the process.
Kylie Jenner isn’t the only Kardashian-Jenner who’s known to fly private jet. As if we needed any more proof about how opulent her life is, Kim posts photos with her glam squad and boarding private jets.
For her 40th birthday, Kim spent around $1 million, whisking 30 family and friends to a remote island in Tahiti on an 88-seater Boeing 777 private jet, as reported by Page Six. The jet features 88 flat beds, a restaurant, and a bar.
Since getting discovered by Scooter Braun and Usher, Justin Bieber become one of the world’s best-selling music artists and winning two Grammys. And living a popstar lifestyle doesn’t come cheap.
Bieber got a luxurious private jet for Christmas back in 2014, captioning an Instagram post of the extravagant mode of transportation, “New jet for Christmas, and she’s beautiful.” Since then, the singer has posted photos with his wife Hailey, playing hockey while she lounges on one of the beds.
Just like her sisters, Kylie and Kim, Kendall Jenner also loves to travel in style. In addition to fame from Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kendall has carved her own path, becoming one of the highest paid models in the world.
She’s been snapped flying to Cuba via private jet, wearing a Hermes jacket, and she’s been on sister Kylie’s private jet several times. She even borrowed it for a weekend getaway to New York.
Chris Pratt is one of the most successful actors of our time, but while some celebrities get used to the glitz and glam of Hollywood, Pratt doesn’t appear to have.
One of his favorite parts of press tours are the private jets. He’s even posted photos of his travels on social media, captioning one, “Got to take a jet. Which is the pinnacle of luxury travel. So blessed and fortunate and still embracing how fantastic this is. Some people lose that. I don’t think I will. Who knows? I hope not to.”
Paris Hilton may’ve given up the lavish lifestyle while filming The Simple Life with then bestie Nicole Richie back in 2003, but the socialite and businesswoman has been living the life of the rich and famous since childhood.
Hilton posted many photos on social media including posing with her private jet while traveling to Cannes, showing off her collection of Louis Vuitton luggage, and heading to Las Vegas with her squad.
The Grammys are one of the biggest nights of the year and for an event this grand, five-time winner Celine Dion arrived in total luxury in 2017. The singer actually has her very own private jet, a Bombardier BD 700 Global Express XRS, that cost $42 million according the The Telegraph.
The massive jet accommodates 12-16 passengers and has several bathrooms, a full kitchen, and three spacious seating areas. Besides for just arriving to award shows, the singer’s late husband and their children frequently used the jet to vacation.
Named “Fighter of the Decade” in the 2010s by the Boxing Writers Association of America and topping Forbes list as the highest-paid athlete in the word in 2014 and 2015, Floyd Mayweather has quite the car collection, which includes a Ferrari and Bugatti Veyron.
But one of his most prized possessions is his Gulfstream G650, which has a price tag of $60 million according to Business Insider. Dubbed the Air Mayweather, the boxer has taken the jet, which has leather seats, flatscreen TVs, and a satellite phone, to destinations including Monte Carlo, Hong Kong, Bali, Fiji, and Tokyo.
In addition to starring in Saturday Night Fever and Grease, John Travolta has a passion for aircrafts. He’s a licensed pilot and he owns not one, not two, but four aircrafts! He was even inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation and he’s the award show’s official ambassador.
In 2010, he served as pilot for Oprah’s entire studio audience on an eight-day, all expense-paid trip to Australia. “Flying is everything, he told Dassault Falconer, adding “it’s the ultimate to have your globe at your beck and call and the runway in your backyard. It’s a dream.”
When he’s not recoding Billboard smash hits, Chayanne’s performing for packed venues around the world. Between every stop during his tours, he flies home to Miami via private jet to be with his wife and kids.
The singer posted one of his jet setting photos, “Mi gente bonita de #Peru feliz de verlos nuevamente”, which translates to “My beautiful people from #Peru happy to see you again.”
Almost all of rapper Cardi B’s songs touch on wealth including “Bodak Yellow” and “Money”. The Grammy winning rapper and 2020’s Billboard’s Woman on the Year, has had tons of collaborations, endorsements, and successful music, but she’s still adheres to a strict budget.
While she has a private jet, she often leaves it at home and flies commercial to save money. “I am the type of person that if I’m not flying with more than three people, I’m not taking no jet,” she told Elle.
When Jennifer Lopez was dating Alex Rodriguez, the couple was often spotted in private jets. Whether it was heading to Miami for Thanksgiving or taking a family vacation with their blended family and dog, the singer and MLB player traveled in style.
Following her breakup with A Rod, the “Waiting for Tonight” singer was spotted with her new/old beau Ben Affleck on a private jet. J-Lo also travels by private jet by herself and every time she boards, she’s dressed to impress with Gucci and Fendi being her brands of choice.
Ricky Martin is one of the most successful Latin music artists around the world and it’s no wonder that he’s known as the “Latin Music King”. As one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time, it should come as no surprise that he’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca”.
The singer isn’t afraid to strut his lavish lifestyle on social media and when he travels around the world, he even brings his twins sons and other famous artists like Puerto Rican rapper Rene “Residente” Perez along for the ride.
Sofia Vergara became a household name after starring in Modern Family and since 2020, she’s been a judge on America’s Got Talent. Just like her character Gloria Pritchett, Vergara isn’t one to shy away from the finer things in life and to be in the spotlight.
And that includes traveling via private jet for everything from business meetings for her denim line at Walmart, to casually posing with friends and family, to seeing J-Lo in Las Vegas.
Daddy Yankee’s known as the “King of Reggaeton”, but the Puerto Rican singer had humble beginnings. Before making history with the top-selling Latin music album of the decade from 2000 to 2009 with Barrio Fino, Yankee lived in low-income housing.
Throughout it all, he’s spoken about being grateful for his luxurious lifestyle that he enjoys today which includes flying in private jets and having a gorgeous farmhouse with horses and yachts.
They don’t call Beyoncé Queen Bey for nothing. The 28-time Grammy winning singer treats her man like a king—she gifted Jay Z with a private jet for Father’s Day. What else are you supposed to buy a man who owns tons of property, islands, businesses, and clothes? After all, for past birthdays she bought him a Bugatti Veyron and a diamond-encrusted Hublot Big Bang ring.
The private jet, a Bombardier Challenger 850, cost $40 million according to International Business Times. It holds 15-19 passengers, which is more than enough space for their three kids.
Are you really surprised that billionaire Oprah Winfrey owns a private jet? She admitted that her biggest indulgence was owning a private jet. “I would say having your own airplane is the greatest luxury. Because it means one minute you’re in New York, and then the next minute you say, ’You know Edward, I think I’ll fly to London,’” Winfrey told British Vogue.
She struggled to justify the $25 million for a Gulfstream IV as she told The Hollywood Reporter, but decided to go for it after seeing famous friends on their private jets.