Remember Jack Sweeney, the 19-year-old college student who became famous a few months ago for creating a Twitter account that tracked Elon Musk’s private jet? Well, the teenaged programmer claims to have hit another jackpot, this time by discovering Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s new private jet. And, of course, there’s a Twitter account that now tracks the jet that allegedly flies Zuckerberg to different destinations. Sweeney even shared a picture of the jet on Twitter stating he has finally found Zuckerberg’s jet and “numerous trips point it being his.” The Twitter account named ZuccJet, however, is not actually new. The automated account started tracing Meta Chief’s private flights, but Sweeney found out in April that the aircraft that was being tracked was no longer being used by Zuckerberg.
Meta revealed it has chartered a new jet for Zuckerberg in March 2022 in its latest SEC filing. “We believe that Mr. Zuckerberg’s role puts him in a unique position: he is synonymous with Meta and, as a result, negative sentiment regarding our company is directly associated with, and often transferred to, Mr. Zuckerberg,” the filing stated. We have not been able to independently verify if the aircraft with the tail number “N68885” is the one that has been chartered to ferry around Zuckerberg.
Ever since finding success with his Twitter account tracking Elon Musk, Sweeney has created several other similar automated accounts that keep a tab on 15 billionaire private jets. He even created one to track the private yachts owned by Russian oligarchs. These accounts rely on publicly available real-time tracking data. Musk famously offered five grand to take down the Elonjet account, but Sweeney asked for a Tesla car, an internship, and $50,000! Who knows, the whole incident might have triggered Musk into buying Twitter for a whopping $44 billion!