A-listers’ private jets ranked among the most polluting – with Taylor Swift’s plane the worst

Taylor Swift’s private jet emitted more carbon than any other celebrity jet, according to a new report from UK digital marketing agency Yard.

The private jet used by Swift, which is also chartered by others, has been in the air for 22,923 minutes this year, completing 170 flights with the shortest route a 36-minute flight from Missouri to Nashville.

The emissions recorded on the jet are 1,184 times greater than the total annual emissions of an average person.

But the singer does not admit guilt.

“Taylor’s jet is regularly loaned out to other people. Attributing most or all of these trips to her is patently incorrect,” a rep for the singer said. rolling stones magazine, which contacted all the celebrities on the list.

Yard said the ranking is based on the highest offenders according to data from the Celebrity Jets Twitter account, which tracks private planes owned by A-listers, but admitted it was inconclusive.

The marketing company also confirmed that the data was based on the planes and their time in the air, rather than whether celebrities were passengers on each of the journeys recorded.

According to the report, jets owned by A-listers have emitted an average of 3,376.64 tonnes of CO2 emissions so far this year. This is more than 480 times above the annual emissions of an average person.

Other more offensive jets include those used by Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian, Travis Scott and Oprah Winfrey.

A jet belonging to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is also among the worst culprits.

The sportsman came second after his jet emitted more than 7,000 tonnes of CO2 this year. Mayweather’s $50 million plane has flown more times than any other on the list, averaging about 25 flights a month. The retired boxer also has the shortest trip in the rankings, with a 10-minute jaunt to Las Vegas.

“It’s easy to get lost in the dazzling lives of the rich and famous, but unfortunately they are a big part of the CO2 problem we have with the aviation industry,” said Chris Butterworth, director of digital sustainability at Yard.

“Research shows a vast gap between the super-rich and the rest of us when it comes to flights, travel and even general emissions.”

The worst private jets used by celebrities

1.Taylor Swift

2.Floyd Mayweather

3. Jay-Z

4. Alex Rodriguez

5. Blake Shelton

6.Steven Spielberg

7.Kim Kardashian

8. Marc Wahlberg

9. Oprah Winfrey

10. Travis Scott

Kylie Jenner, who sparked a backlash on social media last week after posting a photo of herself and Travis Scott planes on Instagram, did not make the top 10.

Instead, the reality TV star was the 19th worst celebrity for CO2 offenses via a private jet, but her partner rounded out the top 10.

Yard compiled the rankings by scraping data from Celebrity Jets, which was compared to the general population’s CO2 emissions and each celebrity’s CO2. It takes into account the number of flights made by each star’s jet, the average duration of each flight, the distance traveled and the total CO2 emissions created by the flight since the beginning of 2022.

Earlier this week, Drake was called out after the same Celebrity Jets Twitter account revealed his Boeing 767 had made several short flights, including one lasting just seven minutes.

The Canadian singer tried to defend the flights, posting on Instagram that “they’re just the ones moving planes to whatever airport they’re stored for whoever cares about the logistics…nobody’s taking that flight” .

However, critics responded that empty legs were even worse for the environment, as the pollution created was even more futile.

Because they carry so few people, private jets are five to 14 times more polluting than commercial planes per passenger, according to Transport and Environment, a campaign group for clean transport in Europe.

Updated: July 30, 2022, 1:26 p.m.