10 Most Expensive Private Jets in the World

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Private jets are a luxury item completely inaccessible to the average person. These fully customizable planes come with hefty upfront price tags and cost thousands of dollars to maintain. The cost to fuel a private jet ranges from just over $500 per hour to nearly $2,000 per hour. Additionally, the price to fill a private jet from zero to full can cost from around $2,000 to over $30,000.

All of the the most expensive private jets in the world are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The top two most expensive planes cost over half a billion dollars! Of course, these luxury private planes are owned by some of the richest people in the world, including the Sultan of Brunei and a few Russian billionaires.

  1. Airbus ACJ319NEO Infinito
  2. Price Paid: $100 Million+
    Owner: N/A
    Features: Sky ceiling, carbon fiber detailing, leather seats
    Airbus ACJ319NEO Infinito
    photo source: Airbus

     

    In 2017, Airbus and Atelier Pagani Automobili revealed the Airbus ACJ319NEO Infinitio. The luxury cabin interior was designed by Pagani and reflected the interior of its luxury supercars. The centerpiece of the Infinitio design is the sky ceiling, which displays a live view of the sky above the aircraft without the need for a massive glass roof.

    The interior of the Airbus ACJ319NEO Infinitio features leathers, woods, and carbon fiber. The design is similar to the inside of a Pagani Huayra. The Infinito interior is split into multiple segments such as a theater room, a dining area, and a lounge.

    Did you know?

    The Airbus ACJ319NEO Infinitio can carry passengers over nearly 7,800 miles or 15 hours non-stop. 


  3. Gulfstream III
  4. Price Paid: $125 Million
    Owner: Tyler Perry
    Features: Satellite TV, theater lighting, formal dining room, modern kitchen
    Gulfstream III
    photo source: Wikimedia Commons

    While the Gulfstream III is much smaller than some of the other expensive private jets on this list, it isn’t any less extravagant. One custom Gulfstream III, owned by filmmaker Tyler Perry, is worth $125 million and features some of the best amenities that money can buy. Perry’s Gulfstream III features satellite TV, a formal dining room, and a modern kitchen.

    Besides luxury private jets, there are several military variants of the Gulfstream III. The U.S. military owns numerous specially made Gulfstream III planes. Some of these special military features include modified communications equipment and a stretched fuselage/redesigned wing.

    Did you know?

    The base price for a used Gulfstream III is $695,000.


  5. Boeing 767-33AER
  6. Price Paid: $170 Million
    Owner: Roman Abramovich
    Features: Banquet hall, gold fittings, master bedroom with full size bed
    Boeing 767-33AER
    photo source: Flickr via Steve Knight

    Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is the owner of a luxurious Boeing 767-33AER. The custom plane is valued at $170 million and features a banquet hall for 30 people. The interior of Abramovich’s Boeing 767-33AER was designed by British yacht designer Andrew Winch. The plane’s interior features chestnut furniture, a full kitchen, an office, and, of course, a bedroom with a double bed and ensuite bathroom, all with gold trimmings.

    Did you know?

    Roman Abramovich’s Boeing 767-33AER is nicknamed “Bandit” because of the black stripe painted around the cockpit window that resembles a mask.


  7. Boeing 747-430
  8. Price Paid: $220 Million
    Owner: Sultan of Brunei
    Features: Master bedroom with full bathroom, gold plated sink, luxury meeting room
    Boeing 747-430
    photo source: Wikimedia Commons

    As one of the wealthiest people in the world (at one point he was the wealthiest person ever), the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah ibni Omar Ali Saifuddien II, has access to the most luxurious items in the world, including one of the most expensive private jets in operation. While the Sultan of Brunei has a whole collection of private planes, the crown jewel of his collection is his custom Boeing 747-430.

    Over a decade ago, the Sultan of Brunei purchased the Boeing 747-430 for $100 million and spent another $120 million customize the interior. The custom Boeing 747-430 is decked out with precious metals, gemstones, and valuable wood. The bathroom even has a gold sink.

    Did you know?

    The Sultan of Brunei’s custom Boeing 747-430 is so luxurious that it has been dubbed “The Flying Palace.”


  9. Boeing 787-8 BBJ
  10. Price Paid: Starting at $200 Million
    Owner: N/A
    Features: Suites, conference rooms, dining rooms, full bathrooms
    Boeing 787-8 BBJ
    photo source: businessinsider.com

    The Boeing 787-8 BBJ is the private jet version of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. These fully customizable planes have a base price of over $200 million, but a fully decked out interior could cost an additional $100 million.

    Among the three Dreamliner variants on offer, the average space available is around 2,500 square feet. This is large enough for a conference room, multiple lounge areas, suites, a dining room, and full bathrooms. Another desirable feature of the Boeing 787-8 is that it has a range of 10,000 nautical miles, which means that nearly any city in the world can be reached in a single flight.

    Did you know?

    In 2016, the first true Boeing 787-8 private jet was delivered to China’s HNA Group. The plane reportedly cost about $325 million.


  11. Custom Airbus ACJ350
  12. Price Paid: Starting at $366 Million
    Owner: N/A
    Features: 2,900 square feet of living space, 22 hours of nonstop flying
    Custom Airbus ACJ350
    photo source: acj.airbus.com

    The Airbus ACJ350 is part of Airbus’ corporate/private jet line of aircrafts. The ACJ350 has about 2,900 square feet of living space and is fully customizable. Custom Airbus ACJ350 planes have a starting price of around $366 million.

    In 2018, Lufthansa Technik, a global aircraft-services company based in Germany, came up with some designs for a potential custom Airbus ACJ350. The design featured a family room, master bedroom and bathroom, a lounge area, and an office. Lufthansa Technik also envisioned a formal dining area, a full kitchen, and four private guest rooms with two additional bathrooms.

    Did you know?

    The Airbus ACJ350 uses two Rolls-Royce Trent engines, and can fly up to 12,400 miles—enough to make any flight on Earth a nonstop flight.


  13. Boeing 747-8 VIP
  14. Price Paid: Starting at $367 Million
    Owner: N/A
    Features: Fully customizable; big enough to fit bedrooms, offices, and full-size bathrooms
    Boeing 747-8 VIP
    photo source: Wikimedia Commons

    The Boeing 747-8 VIP is the luxury version of Boeing Business Jet airliners. The planes are fully customizable and have a starting price of $367 million. As a large plane the Boeing 747-8 VIP can fit multiple bedrooms, lounges, a conference room, full bathrooms, and a large dining room. There are two levels on a Boeing 747-8 VIP, providing plenty of room to include the best amenities that money can buy.

    Did you know?

    The fuselage of the Boeing 747-8 is 250 ft (76.3 m) and until the 777X-9 was released in 2020, the 747-8 was the longest airliner in operation.


  15. Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental BBJ
  16. Price Paid: $403 Million
    Owner: Unknown Middle Eastern Businessman
    Features: Suites, staterooms, lounges, dining rooms, and multiple bathrooms
    Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental BBJ
    photo source: businessinsider.com

    The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental BBJ is currently the largest private jet in operation. While this plane is typically used by national governments and airlines as cargo carriers, the Boeing 747-8i among the head of states of the Middle East. This particular Boeing 747-8i was customized by French interior design firm Cabinet Alberto Pinto for an unnamed Middle Eastern businessman.

    The interior of the custom Boeing 747-8i is divided into ornate suites, staterooms, dining rooms, seating areas, several bathrooms, and lounges. To make the custom private jet feel like a home away from home, it features comfy couches, reading lamps, bedside tables, and walled cupholders. The master bathroom is a full-size bathroom with a walk-in shower and full size sink and mirror.

    Did you know?

    It took four years to customize the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental BBJ and reportedly cost around $403 million.


  17. Airbus A340-300
  18. Price Paid: $500 Million
    Owner: Alisher Usmanov
    Features: On-board bar, spacious bedrooms, and luxury leather seats
    Airbus A340-300
    photo source: Aerocorner

    The only Airbus A340-300 private jet belongs to Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. The private jet is the largest business jet in the Russian Federation. Usmanov’s plane is bigger and more expensive than the one belonging to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Not too much is known about Usmanov’s Airbus A340-300, other than it being fitted with luxe interior and all of the best amenities. The plane reportedly has a full-service bar, spacious bedrooms, and luxury leather seats.

    Did you know?

    Alisher Usmanov’s Airbus A340-300 is named BOURKHAN after Usmanov’s father.


  19. Boeing 747 Refit
  20. Price Paid: $617 Million
    Owner: Unknown Billionaire
    Features: Luxury bedrooms, full dining room, lounge, and conference room
    Boeing 747 Refit
    photo source: The Daily Mail

    Typically, Boeing 747 planes are known as large commercial aircraft that can fit hundreds of passengers. To those with money, a Boeing 747 has the potential to be another home. A custom refitted Boeing 747, converted into what is essentially a hotel in the sky, costs up to $617 million, making it the most expensive private jet in the world.

    In 2015, an anonymous an artists’ impressions of a custom refitted Boeing 747 was revealed. The purposed design featured full luxury bedrooms, lounge areas, a full conference room, and a restaurant-style kitchen with a full dining room.

    Did you know?

    The custom plane was a Boeing 747-8, which typically holds up to 600 passengers. However, the refit would create space for just about a dozen or so guests.

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