The whole world has fallen into the grips of terrorizing inflation and recession fears that have sent the stock markets and crypto prices into a free fall. However, the planet’s richest billionaires and celebrities are in no mood to adopt austerity just yet; some of them are busy splurging on upgrading their private jets. A few weeks back we learned that Elon Musk is done with his Gulfstream G650ER and has placed an order for a new G700 business jet as a replacement. Joining the world’s richest man in soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo who is also looking to upgrade his private jet because it’s too small. According to a report by The Sun, the Manchester United star has put up his $24 million private jet, a Gulfstream G200, for sale.
The aircraft was purchased by Ronaldo in 2015 and has served him ever since. The twin-engine business jet was first introduced in 1991 and remained in production till 2011, before being replaced by the G280. The aircraft can accommodate up to 10 passengers inside the cabin depending upon the configuration. It has a range of around 3400 nautical miles (3910 miles) and a top speed of 528mph. The 37-year-old often uses the jet to fly off to exotic locations on holidays, accompanied by his partner Georgina Rodriguez and kids. When Ronaldo doesn’t use the aircraft, he also rents it out for anywhere between $6000 to $10000 an hour.
The G200 owned by Ronaldo is equipped with all necessary luxury amenities, including Wi-Fi, a telephone, fax machine, electric oven, microwave, refrigerator, and an entertainment system. As of now, there’s no official information on what’s going to be the replacement for Ronaldo’s Gulfstream G200. Given the fact that he wants to replace it with something bigger, we can only speculate that the new Gulfstream G700 might be one of his top choices. If not the Gulfstream flagship, Ronaldo’s next private jet might also be the new Bombardier Global 8000, which has an 8000nm range and a record-setting top speed of Mach 0.94.