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In the early 1900s, John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV was thought to be among the richest people in the world, with a net worth of nearly $87 million when he died, equivalent to $2.21 billion in 2017. In April 1912, he was traveling back home to New York after holidaying in Egypt, accompanied by his wife. Naturally, he was the richest passenger on the RMS Titanic.
We’ve come a long way since the Titanic, and now the rich travel alone--and in unimaginable style.
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Clearly the most efficient way of transport for everyone, wealthy included, is by air. Nowadays, private-jet makers like Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Embraer are taking their offerings to new levels of luxury, technology, and performance.
At $66.5 million, the G650ER is Gulfstream's flagship product. It has a range of more than 7,500 miles, meaning it can complete flights across the Pacific Ocean.
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You have nothing saved, and owe on your house, car, and credit card. This was no accident.
Next on our winged luxury list is the Bombardier Global 7000, designed to be the ultimate long-distance, purpose-built private jet.
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It’s not in the air yet, though. This $73-million aircraft is set to enter service in the second half of this year.
Not all luxury is in the sky, and limousines have always been the epitome of class, screaming wealth, stability and style.
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They’re also the easiest way to demonstrate wealth: Unlike planes, helicopters and yachts, these luxury toys are easy to show off in public.
While the most popular limousines can run upwards of $300,000, a top-end customized version can cost up to $4 million.
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The Mercedes Benz Maybach, with an average price tag of around $700,000,...
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