Approximately half of all of the world’s private jets are owned by citizens of the US. Is it celebrities with private planes which make up a large portion of that statistic? Or is it mainly CEOs with access to a company jet? 

Who are the celebrities who own private planes? Who are the company executives jet setting around the globe on the company plane? 

From the rich and famous Hollywood celebs to the well-known CEOs, read more to find out the notable people who own luxury private jets

The Proud Owners of Expensive Luxury Private Jets 

Who are the most famous people to own private planes? How many of them also hold a pilot’s license? Let’s take a look at who is lucky enough to travel in style on a private jet. 

Elon Musk 

Elon Musk didn’t waste any time when it came to buying a private plane. He’s owned one since the early 2000s when he launched his companies. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX now owns a $70 million Gulfstream G650ER.

Mark Cuban 

His “all-time goal’ was to own a private jet. Not only does Mark Cuban own one, but he owns three. He rents one out for charter flights. His basketball team, the Dallas Mavericks, uses one and then he has one for his personal travel. 

John Travolta

Who would have expected “Danny Zuko” to own 7 private planes? In addition to owning planes, he can also fly them. He’s had his pilot’s license since he was 22. He even lives in a fly-in community!

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry was in the news recently for using his private jet to send relief to the Bahamas after hurricane Dorion. He owns a Gulfstream III which he used to bring supplies to the Abaco Islands. 

Donald Trump

Before he became the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump was a very successful businessman and star of The Apprentice. He owns a Boeing 757 worth $100 million. 

Angelina Jolie

Though her plane is the more modest and efficient Cirrus SR22 worth around $650,000, she does have the luxury of private plane travel. Plus she pilots it herself! Angelina Jolie also obtained a pilot’s license to impress her oldest son. 

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah’s jet, as you may have guessed, is a real luxury jet with a large cabin that seats up to 10 people in high-end leather seats. It also can fly anywhere in the world with only one stop to refuel. Rumor has it she sends the aircraft to fly her beloved dogs!


Don’t you wish your wife would surprise you with a jet for Father’s Day? Beyonce’s gift was no ordinary jet either. It has a master bedroom, two bathrooms, and a kitchen because who doesn’t need a homecooked meal while flying? JayZ has a million problems, but a private jet is not one!

Don’t You Wish You Had One?

Now that you know all of the notable celebrities and top executives who own luxury private jets, you’ll think about them next time you sit in your 28″ space on a commercial plane. If you find yourself in the market for a private jet, check out our blog for everything you need to know before you buy.