If you were a billionaire, would you choose to fly in the muted luxury of business class in commercial planes, be pampered by the fawning flight staff, and rub shoulders with other well-heeled travellers?
No. You would much rather shop for a private jet equipped with all the luxuries in the world.
The exclusivity that comes with owning an aircraft is just one of the perks of being a billionaire.
And of course, if you were one of the super rich, you would also invest in some uber-luxe toys - swanky mega-yachts, stud farms, private islands, limited-edition watches like Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Franck Muller, an exclusive art collection and the best that technology can offer.
And if they splurge on these gizmos, billionaires go all out in customising them.
Take the case of India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani. His Boeing Business Jet 2 (worth $73 million) can cover an astounding 6616 miles without refuelling with a top speed of Mach 0.82.
For his business meetings, Ambani has added a boardroom with plush executive seats.
Image: Inside a Boeing Business Jet.
Text: Business Standard
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