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Top 10 most expensive private jets of 2024

High altitude, high price.
  • Any private jet is a luxury
  • However these are some of the most expensive on the market
  • From the Bombardier Challenger 850 to the Gulfstream G800

Published on Feb 16, 2024 at 11:18PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Feb 20, 2024 at 1:15PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Kate Bain

While any private jet seems like a luxury – some private jets more expensive than others.

We have rifled through the archive to find the private jets that will set you back the most money.

Get ready for take off.

READ MORE! Mind-boggling video exposes the enormity of the largest and most spacious passenger aircraft

Bombardier Challenger 850

On the way to Brazil for her latest show, 42-year-old megastar Beyoncé shared images of her private jet – and it looks the part.

The jet in question is a $7-10 million Bombardier Challenger 850, which is one of the largest private jets available on the market.

It seats up to 16 people and it’s pretty large, with a wingspan of 21.21 meters (69 feet).

It’s fast, too.

The jet has a cruising speed of 850 km/h (528 mph) and a range of 5,206 km (3,235 miles), which is more than enough to travel from anywhere in the US to Brazil.

As you can imagine, the jet is fully kitted to accommodate Beyonce’s (and Jay-Z’s) personal requirements and taste.

Gulfstream G550

Rapper, record executive and producer Rick Ross has just bought his first private jet and it was set to cost him ‘$5 billion’.

Rick Ross’ new jet is massive, with enough room to carry 18 people – it was originally 20 seats but he had it reconfigured for more space.

The jet is fully customized, with plush leather seats for the interior and a rather conspicuous livery for the exterior.

It has a black and gold exterior and a massive ‘Rick Ross’ inscription on the fuselage.

The jet in question is a 2012 Gulfstream G550.

We’re not 100 percent sure what Rick Ross means when he calls it a ‘$5 billion jet’, though – prices range between $15 million and $40 million.

Gulfstream G800

The G800 has FAA certification scheduled for this year with deliveries expected to commence shortly after.

With a range of 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 km), the private jet has the ability to fly across the globe efficiently and at relatively high speeds.

Not only does the cockpit feature active control side sticks, an industry first, it also features 10 different touchscreen displays for pilots to use.

An award-winning predictive landing performance system is a critical new safety feature that aims to prevent runway overshoots.

It’s also equipped with the industry’s most advanced visual controls.

Gulfstream’s new Combined Vision System (CVS) provides pilots with near-complete flight clarity, meaning they can land even under certain zero-visibility conditions.

According to Gulfstream, the G800 can cruise at Mach 0.85 (1,049 km / h/652 mph) for maximum range.

However, it can cruise faster at Mach 0.9 (1,111 km/h / 690 mph) while only sacrificing around 1,000 nautical miles (1,852 km) of range.

The G800 can cruise at 41,000 feet, pushing beyond what most private jets or commercial aircraft are capable of.

The private jet can even climb as high as 51,000 feet safely.

That’s why the G800 features newly-designed aerodynamic wings and advanced winglets.

These increase the aircraft’s fuel efficiency and reduce emissions over its predecessors.

Not only does the G800 feature a next-generation, air filtration system that renews fully every two to three minutes, but its cabin can be arranged in a variety of configurations.

As well as living spaces for passengers, a dedicated crew compartment has also been included, ensuring pilots are well-rested on long-haul journeys.

Standing up and walking around while in flight is no problem, as the cabin has a height of 190 cm (6 feet 3 inches).

What’s more, there’s 95-cubic-feet of baggage space for your cool $72.5 million.

Gulfstream G700

Elon Musk dropped $75 million on the G700 private jet.

It boasts the most spacious cabin in the industry and up to five living areas.

It has a maximum range of 14,353 km (7,750 NM).

It also has a maximum mach of 0.935.

Per their website, it boasts “award⁠-⁠winning interior featuring the industry’s lowest cabin altitude, elegant finishes and advanced cabin controls with tactile feedback.”

Boing 737 Max 7

For $1.2 million on top of the almost $100 million price tag, buyers can choose from 144 different cabin configurations.

These airliner-sized private jets are flying hotel rooms.

They boast bedrooms, showers, theaters, couches, dining rooms, and flatscreen televisions. 

In fact, it has three times the cabin space of a regular private jet for up to 19 passengers.

It has a non-stop range of 15 hours – that’s up to 12,220 km (6,600 NM).

Boeing 767-200

Absurdly large for one that’s privately owned, Drake’s 767-200, with a whopping 206-ton cargo capacity and a 20,000 gallon fuel tank.

Extensive customizations were carried out by the late designer, Virgil Abloh, who also worked with Mercedes in the past and decided, along with Drake, to rename the plane ‘Air Drake’.

Inside the cabin there’s leather armchairs, luxury bathrooms, and a full kitchen.

From the outside, the plane almost looks like any other, although the clasped hands on the tailfin and the OVO Owl painted on the front door give away who it belongs to.

It still carries the massive Cargojet name that has been emblazoned across the side for more than two decades, but it’s had a fresh coat of paint to spruce it up.

A home away from home for his international tours, the decal adorning the belly of the plane reads: “If you’re reading this we left”.

Not bad for $220 million.

Airbus A330neo

The twin-aisle, widebody Airbus A330neo, for example, is fully customizable for a minimum of $240 million.

You can have bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, office spaces, and even a lobby.

The bedroom in this one definitely feels like a 5-star hotel.

And the TV right in front of the bed will be appreciated by many.

It combines new-generation engines, aerodynamic and other improvements to deliver even more comfort, efficiency and true nonstop world range. 

Boeing BBJ 787-9

If the BBJ 737 isn’t big enough for you, you can opt for its big brother, the BBJ 787-9 for around $300 million.

The blueprint for the latest technological advances in aviation, it boasts advanced aerodynamics, revolutionary structures, an advanced flight deck and 10 percent increased fuel efficiency.

With a range of 18446 km (9,960 NM) and a 6,000ft low cabin altitude – the result is arriving at your destination feeling refreshed.

Airbus ACJ350 XWB

Costing a cool $317 million, this Airbus is the latest in a cohort of commercial jets seeking to provide passengers with their very own “world above a world”.

A full A350 holds up to 366 passengers, this jet seats just 25.

That means several houses-worth of floorspace.

Taking inspiration from nature, its revolutionary adaptive wing design was inspired by birds.

The fuselage is made from next-generation carbon composite materials, and uses cutting-edge technology.

The stats: 20,557 km (11,100 NM) for more than 22 hours non-stop.

Boeing 777X

And then there’s the upcoming Boeing 777X at $400 million.

It was unveiled in 2018, but deliveries are scheduled for 2025.

This is Boeing’s largest twin-engine aircraft and it’s pretty spacious.

More importantly, it delivers a totally new experience combining elements from the 737 and the 787.

It has the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, unmatched in every aspect of performance.

That means a range of 20,372 km (11,000 NM), 3432 of cabin space – the largest in business aviation and there are 3.5 m (11.5 ft) folding wing tips for groundbreaking aerodynamics.

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