Part 2: Celebrity Plane Spotting

The second instalment of Air Charter's Celebrity plane spotting

The list of celebrities owning their own aircraft is growing so we at Air Charter thought it would be fun to scratch that itch of curiosity and show you the famous owners of some of the most beautiful privately owned aircraft in the world.  Keep coming back as we will be updating regularly….

Other famous owners

When money is no object, your own private jet is definitely the preferred way to travel for the rich and famous!

Bill Gates' Bombardier

With a price tag of $45m, Mr Gates refers to his BD 700 Global Express as his “guilty pleasure” and his “big splurge”.  Although we don’t believe he needs to feel guilty, as he uses it intensively for all the humanitarian work he undertakes around the world for the Bill and Melissa Foundation. The registration number, N887WM makes reference to his parents, William and Mary Gates.

Tom Cruise's Gulfstream IV SP

When Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known as Tom Cruise isn’t hanging on to the outside of the world’s tallest building you can find him cruising above the clouds in his Gulfstream IV SP. Not afraid of showing his money, Tom’s luxurious Gulfstream set him back a cool $36m and makes the perfect jet to fly him around the world to his next movie set.

Phil Knight's Gulfstream G650

Nike co founder, Phil Kight’s $65m Gulfstream, with registration N1KE, sits alongside 2 other Nike owned private jets in their own purpose built hangar conveniently located right around the corner from office headquarters. The 18th wealthiest man in the world, with a fortune of $25bn, has even been known to allow Nike employees to hitch a ride.

Starbucks' Gulfstream G650

Starbucks served its first cup of coffee back in 1971 from its only shop in Seattle, Washingston.

Now it has nearly 23 800 coffee shops around the world, serving 60 million customers every single week. Its no wonder then they own one of the nicest private jets in the world, a Gulfstream G650 with a price tag of around $70m! 

Interesting facts:

The first Starbucks location to open outside North America opened in Tokyo in 1996.

The company opened on average 2 stores daily between 1987 & 2007

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