Inside Elon Musk’s £53m private jets – from pricey TV to world’s biggest windows

After offering $43bn to buy Twitter, the world's richest man Elon Musk clearly has cash to splash.

He's said to be the owner of three luxury private jets which cost up $70m a pop. His favourite, the Gulfstream G650ER seats up to 18 passengers, and as one of the largest purpose-built private jets, is said to also be used by both Jeff Bezos and Oprah Winfrey.

The jet has three 'living areas' packed with handcrafted leather seats which fully recline into a sleeping area.

It can travel up to 7,500 miles at breakneck speeds, allowing Musk to jet off from any city in the world to another in hours.

Musk reportedly flew more almost 160,000 miles in the jet in 2018, producing countless carbon emissions despite his mission to shift the world to renewable energy.

The cabin of the jet is said to have 16 panoramic windows, the largest of their kind in the industry.

He's also got a dining and conference area with in-flight wifi, dozens of HD TVs, an oven, microwave, and bathrooms with high-end granite sinks.

Musk's jets have had the public eye on them ever since 19-year-old Jack Sweeney launched a Twitter feed dedicating to tracking their movements.

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Sweeney, a computer science major at the University of Central Florida, was offered $5,000 (£3,700) by Musk to take the feed down. Musk reportedly said: "Can you take this down? It is a security risk. I don't love the idea of being shot by a nutcase."

Jack turned it down and demanded the higher sum of $50k (£37,000), and cheekily said: "Any chance to up that to $50k? It would be great support in college and would possibly allow me to get a car maybe even a Model 3."

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Sweeney was then blocked by Musk, and went onto start other Twitter feeds to track the likes of Vladimir Putin and other Russian oligarchs.

Sweeney has even speculated that Musk's attempted buyout of Twitter was targeted at removing him from the platform. When it was announced that Musk had become the social media giant's largest shareholder, Sweeney tweeted: "Oh no […] Probably good for Twitter but probably not me lol"

Musk's attempted purchase of Twitter looks increasingly less likely after a wealthy investment fund overtook him as the largest shareholder by purchasing new shares.

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