Throughout 2023, Elon Musk’s fleet of private jets crisscrossed the skies, notching up 441 flights. The carbon footprint was so colossal that it effectively wiped out the green gains of 1,120 Tesla electric cars.


Elon Musk is a well-known globetrotter, a fact established years ago by teen tracker Jack Sweeney. However, the jet-tracking site JetSpy has put the term into perspective in a way that even Sweeney couldn’t with Elonjet. The world’s richest man, with a net worth of $253.9 billion, owns six companies and is required to travel to and fro between his enterprises. The tech tycoon is known to split his time between Texas and California, which has resulted in hundreds of flights in 2023. Time-wise, the businessman’s aircraft flew over 1,161 hours this year.

The Gulfstream G650ER is one of the most popular business jets.

Per Business Insider, Musk’s private planes took to the runway a minimum of 441 times this year as of December 14. The Tesla boss owns at least three private jets: a G650ER that holds the record for the farthest fastest flight in business aviation history, and two G550s, with another Gulfstream G700 in production. The private planes worth many millions are registered under the name Falcon Landing LLC, while Musk and his astronautics company SpaceX are listed as operators.

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The Gulfstream G650ER

He no longer owns the Dassault Falcon 900B, which would have added to the carbon footprint of the Twitter (X) owner. The G650ER, capable of flying nonstop for up to 8,600 miles, is equipped with a comfortable suite for the wealthy X platform owner, ensuring he doesn’t have to sleep on the floor as he once did at Tesla’s factory. Since being tracked by Sweeney, Musk has tried to conceal his flight information using a program set up by the Federal Aviation Administration. Despite this, flight enthusiasts continue to monitor his travel schedules and carbon footprint using the ADS-B network. The jets have emitted an estimated 5,159 metric tons of CO2 over the past year, according to JetSpy.

The Gulfstream G700 is even more faster, comfortable and can fly longer distances.

Elon Musk’s fleet of private jets is about to get even bigger-

When you’re the world’s wealthiest person, owning four or five aircraft is expected. However, the entrepreneur, with a passion for space exploration, seeks nothing but the best. He has ordered a state-of-the-art Gulfstream G700, known as the pinnacle of business aviation. The aircraft offers large cabins and up to five living areas, facilitating seamless and uninterrupted business conduct. The grand suite is both lavish and understated, featuring a shower, ensuring Musk arrives at his next destination or meeting in top form. The handcrafted seats, convertible into ergonomic beds, are perfect for ensuring that Musk and his team remain well-rested on long-range flights – essential when handling billions of dollars.

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Other billionaires, such as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, oligarch Roman Abramovich, and Silicon Valley tycoons like Bill Gates and Larry Ellison, also own Gulfstream G650ERs.

Note – According to TS2, a Tesla saves approximately 4.6 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year when compared to a gasoline vehicle.

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