Bill Gates from A Star in the Sky: 10 Luxurious Celebrity Jets (Slideshow)

A Star in the Sky: 10 Luxurious Celebrity Jets (Slideshow)

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When Bill Gates is flying between Microsoft advisor meetings or for his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he uses a $45 million Bombardier BD-700 Global Express. We’re guessing the wealthy businessman is rarely late, as his plane can reach Mach 1 (about 767 mph) with ease and is capable of traveling more than 5,700 miles without stopping. Also featuring a cutting-edge Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics system, Gates’ plane is more luxurious in regard to its technology and capabilities than its comforts and amenities — fitting for a former software programmer.

Click here to see the Impossible Burger — a juicy, bloody, vegan burger that has impressed both Bill Gates and chef David Chang.

Of course, Gates has been modest about this expense, simply calling it his “guilty pleasure.” I guess scarfing down McRib sandwiches or watching The Real Housewives like the rest of us doesn’t cut it for the 78 Billion Dollar Man.