These jets are all the pinnacle of wealth status. Anything that can fly and carry rolls Royces, camels and horses has got to be up there as the ultimate statement of one upmanship. You only have to look at the yacht industry where the moment someone orders the biggest yacht ever made, days later someone is already designing the next biggest, knowing it will sell pretty quickly. Never under estimate the desire to own the biggest and best. Its not easy keeping ahead.
1. Airbus A380 (Prince Alwaleed bin Talal) - $500-Million - This double-decker behemoth is said to feature a garage for two Rolls-Royces, a stable for horses and camels and a pen for hawks. At $500 million one can only imagine travelling in such luxury.
2. Airbus A318 Elite ACJ (Vijay Mallya) - $81-Million - The Airbus A318 ACJ seats 24 and can fly from Mumbai to the U.S. with a single refueling stop. Owned by Vijay Mallya, chairman of the UB Group, an Indian conglomerate which owns Kingfisher Airlines. The plane boasts a $40 million customised interior.
3. Boeing Business Jet 2 (Mukesh Ambani) - $73-Million - With a thousand square feet, a bedroom, a boardroom, and an executive suite, the Boeing Business Jet 2 is a flying hotel. Luxury afforded to only the most wealthy members of society coming in at a cool $73 million.
4. Gulfstream G650 (Warren Buffet) - $65-Million - This is the latest offering from Gulfstream, announced in 2008 but not yet released. When it is it will be the fastest and most technologically advanced private jet in the world, with a top speed of 704 mph.
5. Dassault Falcon 7X (Steven Spielberg) - $50-Million - The Falcon 7X is Dassault's "flagship" business jet. It hit the market in 2005 and costs around $50 million The Falcon 7X can take you and 13 of your closest friends up to 6,800 miles away.