World’s Most Expensive Private Jets 2017
In the following article you will find a list of the top 10 most expensive private jets in the world 2017. Just picture this: We’ve all tried flying with commercial flights;
You get at the airport several hours before, spend a lot of time waiting, going through customs and on top of that you might just lose your luggage at the most inopportune time.
When you finally get in, you’re seated in a very uncomfortable seat right next to the most annoying passenger in the entire plane. You’re a lucky person aren’t you!
The following hours are a combination between awkward conversations and faking a nap while the baby just two seats behind you wouldn’t stop crying!
For some rich people all those mentioned above are good enough reasons to go and buy a private jet, and you can’t blame them for doing so! In a world where speed has become crucial owning your own private jet can be a great investment.
Just imagine having an entire jet at your disposal, designed to fit your every need!
These people did just that, they took the private jet experience to a whole other level!
Let’s take a look at the Top 10 Most Expensive Private Jets in the World 2017:
10. Boeing 737 – Price: $80 million
Owned by an undisclosed U.S. businessman, this custom made Boeing 737 was introduced a couple of years ago at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition.
Although the base price is only $57 million, the interior upgrades that have been implemented in order to make the experience so much better skyrocketed the price to around $80 million.
So what do you get for that kind of money?
For starters, it can carry up to 19 passengers with sleeping facilities for 8 people. Apart from the king-sized bed in the bedroom, the fully equipped kitchen, a complete bathroom including a shower and a fitting conference room, it also features state of the art technology offering direct access to internet and other communication devices via satellite.
9. Airbus A319 Corporate Jet – Price: $80.7 million
Airbus offers one of the most modern and comprehensive corporate jet family in the world, with the Airbus A319 as their second most expensive model.
With a price of $80.7 Million just for the standard model you probably have a few millions more to design it just the way you want it!
Although the interior design is custom made at your demand the base model accommodates 8 guests in what Airbus calls “unmatched comfort”.
So as long as you have the funds this could be an incredible project for you to develop.
8. Boeing 757 owned by Donald Trump – Price: $100 million
Donald Trump is notorious for his personal brand, showcasing his name on everything that he finds fitting, and we don’t see anything wrong with it!
We don’t know if you expected the presidential candidate to own one of the most expensive private jets in the world, but here he is!
The successful billionaire bought the used plane from Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, and since has been pouring money in several customization in order to better fit his own style and enjoy the comfort he demands.
In the well-known Trump style, the interior features gold fittings across the board starting with the gold seat belts up to gold plated sink and faucets in the bathroom.
Apart from the master bedroom that by now is a must in any luxurious jet, Trump took opulence to another level by having installed a video room, including a home cinema system with a 52 inch flat screen display.
7. Gulfstream III owned by Tyler Perry – Price: $125 million
American producer, actor and director – Tyler Perry, made sure that his private jet is a clear projection of himself.
He customized it to be a “Flying theater” with several big displays, a big library and everything else you need in order to enjoy your flight.
In order to create the right mood inside, Tyler ditched the boring window shades and installed a special type of glass so he can control the opacity in an electronic way.
The base price of a new Gulfstream III is around $65 so you can imagine just how much this private jet was modified.
All of that gear put his Gulfstream III on the 7th spot in our Top 10 Most Expensive Private Jets in the World Rank!
6. Boeing 747-81 VIP owned by Joseph Lau – Price: $153 million
Despite it’s enormous price point, this VIP Boeing has created a big buzz world-wide with many of the world’s richest taking a look at it to see whether or not it fits their style.
The base model starts at $153 million but people with this kind of money don’t stop at this, working at it to making it the ultimate jewelry of the sky.
Out of all of them, Hong Kong real estate tycoon Joseph Lau decided to make it his!
Named “Dreamliner”, most of the interior is hand crafted and by far the most shocking element is that inside this private jet there’s a spiral staircase taking you to one of the two decks.
It is also one of the most beautiful private jets featured in our top 10!
5. Boeing 767-33A/ER owned by Roman Abramovich – Price: $120-170 million
Although Roman Abramovich is not a stranger to our top 10 most expensive things, ranking second on World’s Most Expensive Yachts, this time he is ranking half way with his custom Boeing 767.
What is more luxurious that doing business 10,000 ft in the sky? Apparently making your private jet feel as home-like as possible and Roman’s idea of what a home should feel like greatly differs from what you’re probably thinking.
That’s how Roman began work on one of the most expensive private jets out there!
The plane has a 30-seat dining room on board, along with full amenities, including a huge master bedroom.
The original plane could transport up to 300 people, but our Russian Billionaire uses it now for personal travel or to fly his football team, Chelsea, from one game to the other.
4. Boeing 747-400 owned by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal – Price: $220 million
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Soudi Arabia is one of our favorites here on Alux.com due to the incredibly luxurious lifestyle he lives!
If you’re wondering why someone so into luxury is ranking only 4th in our top 10 most expensive private jets, is because this is his cheaper plane!
Ohh yes, he’s got even a more expensive one than this $220 million flying hotel, but we’ll get to that in a second.
This specific Boeing 747 could originally carry up to 400 people, but the prince had other plans for it! He stripped the entire interior out and had it custom made from scratch to fit his particular view of what flying private should feel like.
He uses this still incredibly expensive private jet when he feels like traveling light.
3. Boeing 747-430 owned by Sultan of Brunei – Price: $233 million
Another Alux favorite, the Sultan of Brunei is one of the richest monarchs in the world!
A man of great opulence simply couldn’t be traveling around in a $100 million basic Boeing 747, so he invested another 130 million in order to create the 3rd most luxurious and expensive private jet the world has ever seen!
So what do you do with that kind of money? Well, you basically gold plate everything!
The living room, a bedroom and a bathroom are all decorated with gold and crystal making one feel like he’s traveling inside a jewelry box.
The Sultan of Brunei specifically asked for the washbasins in all his bathrooms to be made out of solid gold, and what the sultan wants, the sultan gets!
2. Airbus A340-300 owned by Alisher Usmanov – Price: $350-450 million
Owned by the richest man in Russia, billionaire Alisher Usmanov, this is the second most expensive private jet in the world!
Named after Alisher Usmano’v father “Bourkhan” it is the largest private plane in Russia, even bigger than President Vladimir Putin’s Ilyushin Il-96.
Just the base price of the Airbus A340-300 would be enough to make it rank second, costing $238 million, but as you’d expect a custom interior and state of the art technology and security systems have been created specifically for this jet adding an extra 150-200 million.
It simply puts our previous private jets to shame just by its size!
1. Airbus A380-Custom owned by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal – Price: $500 million
We’re finally here, this Airbus A380 is the Most Expensive Private Jet in the World.!
With an astronomic price tag of $500 million just for the base model the sky is no longer the limit when it comes to luxury standards.
Yes, as we’ve previously mentioned this is the more expensive private jet of Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal costing more than twice than his other, smaller, less luxuriant private plane!
Former 5th richest man in the world, currently still in the top 50, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Soudi Arabia is a man who spares no expense when it comes to being unmatched in terms of luxury.
Airbus created a modified empty Airbus A380 just for him for which he paid $350 million. On top of that he started making it his own going beyond anything we’ve ever seen even here on Alux.
The jet, referred to as the “kingdom in the sky“, besides having everything gold plated, a solid gold throne in the middle is also has a concert hall, a Turkish bath, a garage for a Rolls-Royce and even a prayer room with electronic mats which automatically rotate to face Mecca.
This private jet is by far the most exclusive of what, at the end of the day, are the means of transportation for the richest people in the world!
We even took the time and made this awesome top 10 video showcasing what each interior looks like that you can share with your friends!
This ends our top 10 most expensive private jets in the world 2017 article! If you don’t have the money to buy yourself a luxurious private jet like the ones mentioned here, you could always spend a night in one of these amazing airplane hotels!