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Opray Winfrey private jetOprah Winfrey and her Gulfstream G650

Winfrey is the owner of a Gulfstream G650 jet with registration N-540W. Winfrey has owned other jets with the same registration such as a Gulfstream G550.

Private Jets of Billionaires and Celebs

Private Jets, Business Jets and their Billionaire Owners. Business Aviation or Private Aviation is the use of an aircraft for a business purpose or private purpose.

Jets are very expensive, with private jet prices exceeding tens of millions dollars, so only the world's richest can afford a private plane.

Jet Charter

Often a jet charter is used, as the cost of a charter service is less expensive than owning a jet.

A private airplane or business jet is a jet aircraft designed for transporting small groups of people, mostly in opulence luxury.

The aircraft are mostly owned by corporations, billionaires, celebs and government organizations.

Most Expensive Jet

The costs of jets vary from a few million dollars to several hundred million dollars. The costs are even higher due to the custom private jet interiors. The most expensive jet is probably the Boeing 747-8 VIP with a value up to US$ 400 million.

A Boeing 747 BBJ is the only 4 engine private jet. Most business aircraft have 2 engines. The  Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X are 3 engine business jets.

The Airbus ACJ380 is bigger and may be even more expensive. But we are not sure if one is actually in operation. Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed bin Talal ordered one. But he cancelled the  project.

The plane has reportedly been taken over by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Still owns the private Boeing 747 with registration HZ-WBT7.

If we just include jets built in series. Than this is the list with the most expensive business aircraft in 2019.

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In 2018 there were more than 22,000 business jets in the worldwide fleet. Of which 11% were for sale. About 70% of the fleet is in North America. The European market is the next largest. With growing activity in the Middle East, Asia, and Central America. (Source: Wikipedia).

The Most Popular Jet

The most popular jets, not necessarily in actual sales numbers. But as billionaires ‘like to have’.:

  1. Gulfstream G650  - at a price of US$ 70 million.
  2. Dassault Falcon X8 - at a price of US$ 60 Million.
  3. Bombardier Global 7000 - at a price of US$ 50 Million.

Most popular in actual sales numbers are the. :

  1. Cessna Citation
  2. Embraer Phenom
  3. Bombardier Challenger

Celeb Jet Owners

Famous owners include Donald Trump. He owns a Boeing 757 with registration N757AF. The jet has a dining room. Roman Abramovich owns Boeing 767 with registration P4-MES. Bill Gates owns a Bombardier BD-700 with registration N887WM. Magic Johnson owns a Gulfstream III (N32MJ) and Taylor Swift owns a Dassault Falcon 900 (N898TS).

Footballer Neymar Jr owns two aircraft and a yacht. Read our full list of business jet owners here.

Jeffrey Epstein owned a Boeing 727 Business Jet (N908JE). See rare interior photos here.

Floyd Mayweather owns a Gulfstream GIV, with registration N151SD.


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Boeing Business Jet Max 9

A BBJ Max 9 Source: Boeing BBJ

Bill Gates Jet N887WM

Bill Gates Bombardier BD-700 with registration N887WM. More about Bill Gates here.

Gulfstream G650

Aircraft registration

Every airplane has an unique registration code, of which the first few digits refer to the land where the plane is registered. The place of registration is not necessarily the place where the plane operates. The place of registration is mostly decided by tax or privacy reasons. Also the possibility to charter is relevant, as the registration ‘M’ (Isle of Man) does not allow this.

Registration Codes

A6 - United Arab Emirates

A7 - Qatar

B - China

C - Canada

CN - Morocco

D - Germany

F - France

G - UK

HZ - Saudi Arabia

I- Italy

LX - Luxembourgh

M- Isle of Man


OO - Belgium

OE - Austria

P4 - Aruba

PH - The Netherlands

PJ - Netherlands Antilles

PP/PR/PS/PT/PU - Brazil

RA/RF - Russia

V2 - Antiqua

VH - Australia

VP-A - Anquila

VP-B - Bermuda

XA/XB/XC - Mexico

YV - Venezuela

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A Business jet is an aircraft designed for private or business use. Most of the times this means transporting small groups of people. They are mostly owned by corporations, governments or by wealthy individuals.

Reasons for owning an aircraft can be flexibility in time. And flexibility in destinations, time savings, increased productivity, security and prestige. There are more or less 4 options regarding the use and ownership:

- Private (or corporate) Ownership

- Fractional Ownership

- Charter a Jet

- Membership of a Jet Owners Program, such as the                      NetJets Marquis Jet Card.

Ownership Costs
Owning a jet is very expensive and makes only sense if you travel a lot. Or if you are very wealthy and can afford the luxury.
Ownership costs of a jet include: depreciation, interest, maintenance, insurance, crew, fuel, airport fees.

And other costs as crew training, technical  upgrades, the cost of an hangar. Famous owners are: Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, John Travolta, and Donald Trump. Dallas Mavericks owner Marc Cuban owns 4 private jets.


A price tag range from ‘a few million dollar’ for a light jet, to hundreds of million dollars for a large airliner such as a Boeing 747.

The most expensive business jet is probably the Airbus A 380. With a list price of US$ 425 million. Successful long range jet models, with relative large sales numbers.:

  1. Gulfstream G450 - G550 - G650 range, with prices from US$ 45 million to US$ 65 million
  2. Dassault Falcon X5 - X7 range, with prices from US$ 45 to US$ 50 million
  3. Bombardier Global series (5000 - 6000 - Express XRS) with prices ranging from US$ 40 until US$ 45 million.

Fractional Ownership

With fractional  jet ownership multiple owners share the costs of owning and operating the aircraft. Owners buy a “share” of a jet, rather than an entire jet. Owners have guaranteed access to that jet and pay a monthly maintenance fee and an a hourly fee for each flight.

Most of the time a management company handles all operations, and owners rarely fly the specific aircraft in which they hold shared title. More likely, they will travel on identical planes in the management company’s fleet.


Pros of fractional ownership are the reduced (shared) costs. Next to the fixed fee, you only pay for the time that you are in the air. Especially when if you fly a lot of so called ‘one-leg journeys’ the fractional ownership could be cost effective.


Cons of fractional jet ownership are the reduced flexibility and less convenience. Example of fractional ownership programs are

Jet Charter

With charter you rent the aircraft for a specific flight or time. Most of the time air charter companies provide worldwide charter services. Pros of chartering a business aircraft are the flexibility. As charter flights don't operate to a strict schedule. Ad can land at almost all airports around the world.

Also the time savings, improved security and even prestige are important positive factors. The absolute costs of chartering a jet will be less than the costs of owning a plane. But the charter rates per hour will be higher. More about charter prices here.

Membership of a Jet Owners Program

Membership of a Jet Owners Program means that you pre-purchase a certain amount of hours of flight time. This is ideal for someone who doesn’t fly to many hours per year and who does not want a long term commitment.  

Example of Jet Owners Programs are the NetJets Marquis Card and the Magellan Jets Membership.

The largest and most expensive private airplanes and the billionaires and celebs who own them. Who owns a jet? And what is the most expensive one?

Our Owners Register brings all answers.

Do you have any information about a private (business) jet or its owner? Or do you have photos of jets, which you will allow us to use for our site? Please do send us a message! ([email protected]

Jet Type

Price (US$)

Charter Rate

(US$ per hour)

Boeing BBJ 747

$260 million


Boeing BBJ 737

$150 million


Airbus A319

$90 million


Gulfstream G650

$65 million


Dassault Falcon 8X

$60 million


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