Flying high in a private jet and cruising around in one’s own personal superyacht are surely among the ultimate signs of immense wealth. Whether these celebs made their millions in Hollywood, on the basketball court, or in business meetings, they certainly know exactly how to travel in style. If you can bear the feelings of envy – or perhaps admiration – then read on to see how the most filthy rich members of society have spent their hard-earned dough.
Steven Spielberg's $200 million yacht
The acclaimed director of Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of Hollywood’s wealthiest filmmakers, so it’s no surprise that he owns a superyacht. Steven Spielberg’s $200 million vessel Seven Seas boasts a helipad, a gym, a spa, and – naturally – a couple of movie theaters. But its killer feature is undoubtedly the 150-foot glass wall – which can also be used as a screen – besides the infinity pool.
Oprah Winfrey's $25 million jet
In 2019 television personality and billionaire Oprah Winfrey told Vogue that her private jet was her “greatest luxury.” However, she deemed it a necessity after her newfound fame made commercial flights tricky – including one particularly stressful experience at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago in 1991. The former talk show host paid $25 million for her first jet and has never looked back since.
Rafael Nadal's 78-foot vessel
In 2019 tennis superstar Rafael Nadal decided that he’d had enough of chartering yachts. Instead, it was finally time for him to buy his own. And that’s exactly what he did, ordering an enormous 78-foot vessel from Polish company Sunreef Yachts. The resulting bespoke catamaran has been designed to cruise around Nadal’s home island of Majorca.
Jay-Z's $40 million private jet
If you’re ever having trouble finding the right gift for your significant other, look to Beyoncé for inspiration. You need to have $40 million to spare, though, as that’s the sum the singer splashed on her husband Jay-Z’s private jet. The Bombardier Challenger 850 can seat up to 19 passengers and houses a living room, a bedroom, and a kitchen as well as a pair of bathrooms.