This $500 Million Superjet Is The Ultimate Extravagance
Superyachts and supersubs are all well and good for cruising around an island or two on vacation, but if you actually wanna travel and get there inside of a month, you’re gonna need a private jet. But a gulfstream won’t do. They’re so pedestrian …
Well, they certainly are for Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal, who splashed out a whopping $500 million for the world’s biggest, most expensive and most insanely luxurious private jet: the Airbus A380 “Grand Palace.” Howard Hughes is turning over in his grave.The Prince’s A380 was (we’ll get to that in a sec) so yuuuge and extravagant, it made Donald Trump’s private jet look like a scale model of a commercial carrier. And coming in at just $100 million, the DT’s Boeing 757 is effectively a poorman’s Airbus for the one percent crowd.
The plane cost $300 million off the factory flaw but the prince considered it too subtle, so opted to carry out a $200 million remodel of the interior that featured more gold than Tutankhamun’s tomb. No one has ever accused a Saudi prince — or any billionaire for that matter — for being classy.
There’s a parking spot for his Rolls Royce — standard. A concert hall for 10 with stage and grand piano — gotta. Then there’s the steam room, the spa and the “magic carpet” — flat screen TVs built into the floor which project what the plan is flying over, which effectively mimics a glass floor. It also features four king bedroom suites, a dining room for 14, prayer room and elevator between floors so you can go up and when you’re going up.
Thing is though, no one’s ever seen it. Only renderings. The prince apparently offloaded it to another billionaire — name undisclosed — and photos are yet to surface of the finished product. Oh well, in the meantime he’ll have to settle for his $220 million Boeing 747-400, which features a lot of the same luxuries as the mysterious A380.