Not only fast, but also equipped with customizable features such as beds, dining area, bar counter, bathroom, relaxing sofas with TV screens, and a 5-6 star standard living room… make the owner of this aircraft feel like they are in a villa traveling through the clouds.
The Gulfstream G650 is powered by two Rolls-Royce engines and features giant anti-skid brakes for the shortest landing distances. It can fly a distance of nearly 13,000 kilometers per refueling. Renowned for its speed and range, the Gulfstream G650 is also known as the aircraft with the best fuel consumption and emissions in the aviation industry.
With intelligent designs, the Gulfstream G650 can accommodate 18 passengers and 4 crew members. According to Business Insider, at maximum takeoff weight, the Gulfstream G650 can reach an altitude of 12,500 meters in just 22 minutes. This is a height above adverse weather conditions and dense commercial air traffic.
Furthermore, this aircraft is equipped with the latest entertainment devices, including a high-speed WiFi system, 3D radar, and capacitive touchscreens to cater to entertainment and work needs. Gulfstream has a dedicated sound laboratory for research, which contributes to creating a quiet environment on their aircraft, especially on the G650. According to Gulfstream, the cabin can reduce pressure when flying at high altitudes, allowing passengers to feel as if they are at an altitude of 1,500 meters while the aircraft has reached 15,000 meters.
Despite being in official operation for just over a decade, the G650 jet model and its variants have been produced by Gulfstream in numbers exceeding 300. From Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO, to technology mogul Elon Musk, from legendary inventor Steve Jobs to investor Mark Cuban, a “shark” on the American TV show Shark Tank… they have all owned at least one Gulfstream private jet.
The demand for the Gulfstream G650, considered the largest and most expensive civilian aircraft currently available, is so high that owners of these super jets have started considering reselling them for profit. In some transactions, sellers have made profits ranging from $5 million to $7 million per transfer. However, the renowned aircraft manufacturer has stated that they are unaware of the specific details regarding these resales.
“If our customers are truly making profits from these transfers, it only further demonstrates the remarkable value of the G650,” said a representative from Gulfstream. “The real issue for the company is that customers are attempting to sell aircraft before taking delivery.”
The Gulfstream G650 is a model of aircraft with the best fuel consumption and emissions in the aviation industry.
According to Gulfstream, customers are not allowed to resell the aircraft before taking delivery. This is to prevent speculation, which is not beneficial for the market. The company also includes a clause in the contract that prohibits the owners from transferring the aircraft within a certain period of time after signing the contract. Some customers have tried to bypass this clause by purchasing the aircraft under the name of a new airline and then selling it to another party as a business transaction.
However, brokers have also stated that Gulfstream is aware of this loophole and is now requiring the person listed on the contract to be the final recipient of the aircraft. “They are really making every effort to prevent such transfers,” said Jay Duckson, a representative of Central Business Jets.
Like other billionaires and Hollywood stars, with a packed work schedule, the Fast & Furious actor has decided to spend a significant amount of money to purchase his own aircraft to meet his travel needs. With a price tag of $65 million, the renowned actor stated that his “flying mansion” could fly non-stop from London to New York and Beijing at its maximum instantaneous speed. At a slower and more fuel-efficient pace, it could fly non-stop to Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.
The net worth of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson currently stands at $800 million. In addition, The Rock owns a mansion in Miami and a large farm in Virginia. In 2018, he became the highest-earning male actor in a single year in the 20-year history of the magazine’s statistics. At the end of 2019, he spent $9.3 million to acquire a colossal mansion near Atlanta, Georgia. The new residence features eight bedrooms, a wine cellar, and a swimming pool. The A-list star is also a brand ambassador, endorsing clothing, energy drinks, soccer tournaments, and alcohol. The Rock also has a keen interest in real estate investment.
Recently, according to Forbes magazine’s announcement, The Rock is the highest-paid male actor in the world in the past year, earning $89.4 million. And with nearly $100 million earned in a year, many wonder how this superstar spends his money. In reality, besides owning an airplane, the actor also possesses several multi-million dollar luxury cars. His car collection includes a $1.3 million Pagani Huayra (limited to 100 units worldwide), a limited edition Ferrari LaFerrari worth $1.5 million, and a Rolls Royce Wraith valued at nearly $500,000.
“I don’t have an MBA from Harvard Business School, but my business philosophy and intuition have been honed over time and through failures,” The Rock once shared. “From my days wrestling in flea markets to earn $40 per match to today, my goal remains unchanged – always putting the audience above all else.”