So when you’re a billionaire who runs a tech empire, the chances are that you might have to be in two or three States in one day signing deals and attending meetings.
But as a billionaire you are, you can’t go around the country flying in commercial planes, cause that gonna just reduce your cred. That why we have something called the jets. Tech billionaires who are always on the move cross-country have been known to acquire jets to aid their cross-country movement.
Although while some of them are just buying the jets as a sign of status or to show their power, one thing remains, and that the fact that this guys are insanely rich to have enough money to throw around on jets.
Here are the 5 top tech CEOs who fly around in some very expensive jets showing their power as they move.
Jeff Bezos – Amazon CEO
Yap that right, The Amazon CEO and also world’s richest man Jeff bezos has an eight seater Gulfstream G650ER which is said to cost a ‘Bank-account threatening’ $65 million. (Dude that someone’s net worth)
Mark Cuban – Billionaire tech investor
Mark cuban does not have one, not two but three private jets “pjs” that he uses to move around. According to the tech billionaire, the thing he values the most is time and he’s jets bought him time. Plus he has always dreamt of having a private jet.
He also broke a record in 1999 when he bought his $40 million Gulfstream V jet which was the “largest single transaction on the internet.”
Bill Gates – Microsoft cofounder
The former and second world richest man bought himself a Bombardier BD-700 Global Express for $40 million.
Charles Simonyi – Microsoft office creator
I guess Bill gates isn’t the only one in the Microsoft board of directors who owns PJs, the software developer who also owns a 233-foot yacht, has a Dessault Falcon jet.
Larry Ellison – Oracle founder
Ellison isn’t your average tech billionaire, the oracle founder have been known to always push himself to the limit.
It might surprise you what you’re about to hear but here it is anyway. Along with his Hawaiian island and yacht, Ellison owns two “get this” military fighter jets. A Soviet MiG-29 and an SIAI-Marchetti S.212.
The U.S. government has actually banned Ellison from flying the MiG-29 because it is considered a “firearm.”
Elon Musk – Tesla and SpaceX CEO
It pretty obvious that someone who runs a space company must have a private jet. Musk owns a Dessault Falcon 900 and a Gulfstream G650ER.
Sergey Brin and Larry page – founders of Google
The two billionaires have a Boeing 767-200 commercial plane which they bought for $15 million and another $10 million which was used for redesigning the interior of the plane to that of a private jet.
The duo are said to both own a total of eight jets combined. It doesn’t end there, they are also reported to have their own private terminal. (Now that money talking)
The terminal was said to cost them a whooping $82 million.
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