Ever wondered what the rich and famous do with will that money once they are done spending it on luxury cars and countless residences and other properties? Splurge on private jets of course! Why would you go by land and sea on public transport when you can fly anywhere on your own jet! From wearing spotless suits and enjoying gourmet meals to staying in only the costliest of hotels, life for the super-rich is all about luxury and style. So can travel for the rich be any less luxurious? Skyrocketing in style in their private jets, these billionaires have made air travel seem trendier than ever. Here are a few names from an endless list of millionaires and billionaires in India who own private jets
- Mukesh Ambani
Arguably the richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani is worth around $ 19 Billion. He’s not only the owner of the costliest residence in India (Antilia) but also the proud owner of the costliest private jet as well. The Boeing Business jet 2 can on a single full tank cover a distance of over 6,000 plus miles. The interiors have been designed as per specifications by Mukesh Ambani himself and the mammoth jet is powered by two engines. The plane boasts of executive seating and a boardroom, plus digital avionics in the cockpit.
- Anil Ambani
Chairman of the Reliance group and brother of Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani is also one of his biggest business competitors. He is also one of the biggest producers in Bollywood industry. His private jet, the Bombardier Global Express XRS is indeed a beauty. The plane is made pin-drop silent by the noise and vibration suppressor. The remarkable air vessel costs a whopping $ 38 Million, covering a distance of about 12,000 Kms at a single stretch. Needless to mention that luxury seating and boardroom are a part of this gigantic aircraft as well.
- Ratan Tata
One of the biggest business industrialists in India, Ratan Tata’s private jet is the Dassault Falcon 2000. Powered by turbofan engines, the aircraft can easily jet across continents. Although known generally for his humble and soft spoken demeanor Ratan Tata sure does know how to fly in style. He even operates the plane by himself, with it being able to easily go up to heights of about 50,000 feet. The plane can travel a distance of over 6,000 Kms at a stretch. With businesses running in multiple corners of the world, we’re sure the plane comes in handy to Mr. Tata on his business travels.
- Vijay Mallya
The flamboyant liquor baron is not just the owner sports teams but also one of the most dashing air planes ever. The Airbus ACJ319 has a space of about 6,000 cubic feet which has been transformed into Mallya’s home cum office. Run on powerful engines the plane has a removable fuel tank enabling it to make continuous air travel without any pit stops. The proud owner of Kingfisher Airlines is definitely proud to own this too. There is absolutely nothing ordinary about the man and nothing less can be expected when it comes to his traveling choices.
- Lakshmi Mittal
The largest steel magnate in the world Lakshmi Mittal is the proud owner of the stunning Gulfstream G550 luxury jet. The jet can go up to speed of 675 Mph, enabling the business tycoon to be able to travel to at least three separate destinations per day. Apart from the airline crew the plane can accommodate passengers to the tune of up to 19 at a time.
- Atul Punj
Owner of the Gulfstream IV, Atul Punj is the chairman of one of the biggest engineering and construction companies in the country. Powered by Rolls Royce Tay 611-8 engines the plane can go up to incredibly high speeds. The interiors of the airliner have been done to suit the needs of its owner. Luxurious space and seating, 5-star suite and posh bathrooms on the aircraft provide all imaginable comfort one could possibly want.
- Gautam Singhania
Gautam Singhania is the face of the highly popular Raymond brand and the proud owner of the Bombardier Challenger 600. He reportedly brought on board Eric Roth, world renowned designer to customize his private steel bird. The plane can cover a distance of about 500 Kms at a stretch and is packed with every imaginable luxurious comfort facility one could want. It is worth a mind boggling $ 21 Million and no doubt one of the most stylish aircrafts around
- Bollywood celebrities Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn
Amitabh Bachchan’s private Airbus reportedly cost around Rs, 260 Crores and is one of the finest looking planes around. Always dressed in dapper suits and kurtis, Mr. Bachchan definitely knows how to travel in styles as well. Flying to various parts of the world with family in tow is a regular feature for this legendary actor. Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn was one of the first celebrities of purchase a private airliner. It is reportedly a 6-seater aircraft used exclusively by the actor to fly to shoots, promotions and family trips.