Owning a private jet is one of those far-flung luxuries that the average person can only dream of while cramming in economy class during a five-hour domestic flight.
For the wealthy, a private jet is not only a luxury, but it can also be a very lucrative business. Celebrities can enjoy traveling anywhere at a moment’s notice, and they can even rent jets for others to use when they’re not in the air themselves.
But while owning a private getaway plane may seem like a dream, for the environment, it can be a nightmare.
Earlier this month, Kylie Jenner came under fire for her 17-minute private jet flight from camarillo to Van Nuys. According to Google Maps, the flight only kicks off a 30-minute travel time.
Experts estimate that an hour’s flight time in a private jet introduces approximately two tons of carbon dioxide in the air, meaning that Jenner’s flight could have produced about a ton of CO2 during its brief flight. Meanwhile, the average person produces about 8 tons of CO2 per year.
2021 report TransportEnvironment.org It was found that private jets pollute 5 to 14 times more per passenger than commercial planes and 50 times more than trains. And of all the carbon dioxide pollution produced by planes, people account for 50% of all emissions, only 1%.
So who are the worst offenders? Well, we can’t know for sure, but thanks to the Twitter account @CelebJets, the same account that tracked Jenner’s flight, we have a pretty good idea which one. owned by celebrity Planes are criminals.
Marketing and data analysis company Yard used data from CelebJets To rank the planes with the highest pollution owned by celebrities. And despite being in the news for Kylie’s flying habits, she didn’t even make the top ten.
These are the celebrities whose private jets create the most CO2 pollution:
1. Taylor Swift
The pop star’s PJ is the top CO2 emitting plane tracked by CelebJets and Yard.
“Flying a total of 170 flights on her private jet since January, Taylor has accumulated a whopping 22,923 minutes – 15.9 days in the air. Considering she is not currently touring, quite a large amount,” Yard said in her analysis. wrote.
Reps for Swift has since criticized the ranking, attributing the flight time to other people who have chartered its plane.
Star’s representative released a statement to rolling stone which reads: “Taylor’s jets are regularly loaned to other persons … It is clearly wrong to attribute most or all of these trips to him.”
Still, the plane itself tops the list of celebrities.
2. Floyd Mayweather
The retired boxer came in second for the first time in his career. His shortest flight of 2022 was a ten-minute flight that landed in Las Vegas.
According to the Yard, Beyonce’s rapper, producer and husband has had 136 flights in her private jet, which has emitted 6,981.3 tons of CO2. Jay-Z, like Swift, is not on tour at the moment.
However, the rapper has a slight leeway. Jet was bought by shoe company Puma, of which Jay-Z is the creative director. According to Rolling Stone, the jet is perceived as a perk for athletes signed to the Puma brand.
4. Alex Rodriguez
Baseball legend-turned-business mogul A-Rod has made over 100 flights so far this year. Average flight time is about 80 minutes. This year their flights have introduced 700 times as much CO2 as the average person will produce throughout the year.
5. Blake Shelton
Country superstar and The Voice judge Blake Shelton is one of the more surprising criminals on the list. His jet has spent more than eight days in the air since January, including a few short flights between Oklahoma and Texas. It is unclear how many of those flights also include Gwen Stefani as a passenger.
6. Steven Spielberg
Hollywood director Steven Spielberg has traveled around the world to tell unique stories and give a glimpse into how other parts of the world live. He is clearly doing his research personally, having made 61 flights in 2022 in his personal plane. Shortest: 48 mile flight from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
7. Kim Kardashian
Kylie’s older sister is the top Kardashian in the rankings. Its flights (or at least, the flights of its aircraft) have emitted 4268.5 tons of carbon emissions in 57 flights this year. According to the study, this is 609.8 times more than the emissions emitted by the average person in a year.
8. Mark Wahlberg
Marky Mark’s plane is the biggest polluter in the acting community. His plane has made 101 trips this year. The shortest journey was a quick trip from Van Nuys to Palm Springs, which took about 30 minutes.
9. Oprah Winfrey
Flying in a private jet is apparently one of Oprah’s favorite things to do. According to the yard, “Winfrey’s $75 million private jet travels an average of 81.13 minutes at a time, with an average travel length of 101.26 miles.”
One of his shortest flights was from Van Nuys to Santa Barbara, where he has a home in Montecito. That flight was a little over 15 minutes and produced the equivalent of one ton of CO2.
10. Travis Scott
“Sicko Mode” is the partner of rapper Kylie Jenner and the father of her two children. It’s unclear how many times the couple has flown together, but earlier this month Jenner was criticized for sharing a photo of a couple Standing on the tarmac outside his private jet with the caption: “You want to have mine or yours?”
Scott is guilty of having shorter-than-average flights of all on the top ten list. Their flights average less than eight miles per trip in 2022. you read it right eight,
Again, it’s important to point out that just because the celebrity owns the plane doesn’t mean they were on the flight. Renting or borrowing a private jet from others is very common in the jet-setting community. And the list only accounts for celebrity planes tracked by @CelebJets, not those owned by millionaires and billionaires who are responsible for a lot of emissions.
To read more about the list and the criteria used to determine the ranking, visit Report on the yard’s website.
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