Beneath the glamor and convenience of private air travel is the disproportionate impact it has on the environment.
Private jet travel is a popular choice among celebrities who have the luxury of quick, on demand flights. However, the private jets they use to get back and forth generally produce significantly more carbon emissions per passenger than commercial flights, therefore leaving behind a larger carbon footprint.
To highlight the damaging impact of private jet usage, Yard looked into just how much celebrities’ flights are impacting the environment and found which celebs are clocking up the most carbon dioxide emissions this year.
Using data from the Celebrity Jets Twitter page, Yard revealed that celebs have emitted an average of 3,376.64 tonnes of CO2 emissions in their private jet usage in 2022 so far, which is 482.37 times more than the average person’s annual emissions. Average flight times came in at just 71.77 minutes with an average of 66.92 miles traveled per flight.
Top 10 Celebrity CO2e Offenders for 2022
- Taylor Swift: 8,293.54 tonnes of CO2e
- Floyd Mayweather: 7,076.8 tonnes of CO2e
- Jay-Z: 6,981.3 tonnes of CO2e
- A-Rod: 5,342.7 tonnes of CO2e
- Blake Shelton: 4,495 tonnes of CO2e
- Steven Spielberg: 4,465 tonnes of CO2e
- Kim Kardashian: 4,268.5 tonnes of CO2e
- Mark Wahlberg: 3,772.85 tonnes of CO2e
- Oprah Winfrey: 3,493.17 tonnes of CO2e
- Travis Scott: 3,033.3 tonnes of CO2e
Following the release of this data, Taylor Swift’s representative spoke out. “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect,” he said. Additionally, a lawyer for Jay-Z told The Washington Post that the rapper does not own the private jet Yard and Celebrity Jets had analyzed for this study.
Read the full report and Yard’s disclaimer here