Kylie Jenner is definitely not the worst private jet offender!
Private jets are a luxury mostly reserved for the rich and famous, and while flying a personal jet is totally enviable, it’s actually pretty bad for the environment. after Kylie Jenner was caught using her jet for a mere 17-minute flight, other celebrities have come under fire for their use of private jets and the carbon emissions they are creating.
A study conducted by digital marketing firm yard found the worst offenders by analyzing data obtained from CelebrityJets, a social account that tracks private jet flights. Since the start of 2022, these celebrities have already accumulated thousands of tons of CO2 emissions – and it turns out Kylie didn’t even make the Top 10 list!
Read on to find out who the biggest offenders were…
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1. Taylor Swift
Throughout the year 2022, Taylor Swift is said to have accumulated more than 8,293 tons of carbon emissions. This is due to 170 flights in her private jet, which account for 22,923 minutes of flight time. Its average time in the air was 80 minutes, although its shortest was only 36 minutes. Taylor’s position as the top celebrity carbon emitter may come as a surprise, considering Taylor isn’t even on tour, but her rep says it has to do with other people using her plane.
“Taylor’s aircraft is regularly loaned out to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is completely inaccurate,” Taylor’s rep said in a statement.
2. Floyd Mayweather
Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather is credited with creating 7,076.8 tons of CO2 over the course of the 177 private jet flights he took this year — the most of any celebrity on this list. His private jet history also includes the shortest flight on this list, thanks to a trip to Las Vegas that lasted just 10 minutes.
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3. Jay Z
This year, Jay-Z flew a plane that emitted 6,981 tons of CO2 during 136 flights. His average time in the air was said to be 67 minutes, although one of his shortest was a short 29-minute trip from North Carolina to Ohio.
Jay-Z’s rep later clarified that the plane believed to belong to the rapper is actually a company plane belonging to PUMA, where he is the creative director. While the plane sports Jay-Z’s initials on the tail numbers, the plane is not exclusively his to use.
4. Alex Rodriguez
Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez has allegedly generated 5,342.7 tons of carbon emissions so far this year on the 106 flights he has taken since January. He averages a flight time of 80 minutes each time he is in the air, but one of his shortest flights comes in at just 34 minutes.
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5. Blake Shelton
Since January of this year, Blake Shelton has allegedly taken 111 flights in his private jet, totaling 12,424 minutes in the air and 4,495 tons of carbon emissions. On average, he spent just over an hour on board the plane, but at one point, he took a 27-minute flight from Los Angeles to San Diego.
6. Steven Spielberg
Famed director Steven Spielberg is credited with taking 75 private jet trips this year, though his average flight time tends to be higher than the other celebrities on this list at one hour and 47 minutes. Since January, it has created 4,465 tons of CO2 with one of those flights contributing just 18 minutes on a trip from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.
7. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian’s sister Kylie may be the one criticized for using her private jet, but it’s actually Kim who’s racking up the most carbon emissions. Since January, the Yard says Kim has emitted a total of 4,268.5 tons of CO2 over 57 flights. On average, she spent 85.49 minutes in the air, while one of her shortest flights was a 23-minute trip from San Diego, California to Camarillo, California.
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8. Mark Wahlberg
During 2022, Mark Wahlberg’s private jet contributed 3,772 tons of CO2 thanks to the 101 flights he made. However, Mark did not often take short flights, with his average flight duration being almost two hours. His shortest flight was a 29-minute trip from Van Nuys, California to Palm Springs, California.
9. Oprah Winfrey
The use of Oprah Winfrey’s private jet has totaled 3,493.17 tons of carbon emissions since the flight in early 2022. During the year, Oprah made 68 trips in her plane with the average duration of her flight about 81 minutes. Her shortest trip came in just 16 minutes while she was traveling from Brunswick, Georgia to Savannah, Georgia — emitting 1 ton of CO2 on that flight alone.
10. Travis Scott
It seems Kylie Jenner usually chooses to take boyfriend Travis Scott’s plane when she travels, as the rapper has accumulated 3,033 tonnes of CO2 this year. In the 54 flights he has flown so far this year, his average flight time was just 24.5 minutes.