Taylor Swift, celebrities ranked by private jet CO2 emissions

Taylor Swift, celebrities ranked by private jet CO2 emissions


Marketing firm Yard recently released a report that ranked the “biggest offenders” based on who flew private jets the most this year. Yard compiled the study using data from a Twitter account called Celebrity Jets, imported from ADS-B Exchange, “the world’s largest public source of unfiltered flight data,” according to the site.

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In a recent report, celebrities were ranked according to who flew on a private jet the most this year. RaptTV/Getty Images

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Fans and climate activists have taken celebrities to task over their CO2 emissions from private jets. The controversy escalated in July after Kylie Jenner, 24, shared an Instagram post of herself and boyfriend Travis Scott, 31, posing in front of their separate private jets.

Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner shared an Instagram post of herself and Travis Scott this month that sparked discussion among climate activists. Rich Fury/Getty Images

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While some noted the impact of private jets on the climate, backlash grew when Celebrity Jets accused Jenner of taking a three-minute flight on her private plane, which would have been the equivalent of a 40-minute drive. While not in the top 10, Jenner ranked 19th with 64 flights that emitted 1,682.7 tons of CO2 this year, according to Rolling Stone.

Kylie Jenner attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California

Although she didn’t make the top 10, Jenner ended up at number 19 on the list. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

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Floyd Mayweather, 45, trailed Swift this year with 177 private jet flights and produced 7,076.8 tons of CO2, according to Yard. Its shortest flight included a 10-minute trip to Las Vegas, which reportedly emits 1 ton of CO2.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his unanimous victory over Robert Guerrero in their WBC welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

Floyd Mayweather landed #2 in the Yard CO2 list of celebrity private jets. Getty/Al Bello

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Jay-Z, the creative director of sneaker giant Puma, took third place on the list by flying in a jet he reportedly convinced the company to use, according to ESPN. Jay-Z, 52, made 136 flights that emitted 6,981.3 tons of CO2 and his average flight time that year was 67 minutes, according to Yard. According to the study, one of his shortest trips was a 29-minute flight from North Carolina to Ohio.

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Jay-Z has reportedly taken 136 private jet flights this year, emitting 6,981.3 tons of CO2. Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images

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Alex Rodriguez, aka A-Rod, emitted 5,342.7 metric tons of CO2 from his private jet this year, Yard reports. The 46-year-old A-Rod has completed 106 flights since January, with its fastest flight lasting 34 minutes and an average of 80 minutes, according to the study.

Alex Rodriguez "A pole" visits "Tomorrow with Mary" in 2019.

Alex Rodriguez has completed 106 private jet flights so far this year and is fourth on the list, according to the Yard report. John Lamparski/Getty Images

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Kim Kardashian, 41, ranked seventh with 57 private jet flights this year that emitted 4,268.5 tons of CO2, according to the Yard. Their average flight time is 85.49 minutes, while one of the shorter flights was a 23-minute trip per yard from San Diego, California to Camarillo, California.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Met Gala.

Kim Kardashian ranks 7th on yards list. John Shearer/Getty Images

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Mark Wahlberg’s private jet emitted 3,772.85 tons of CO2 on 101 flights, according to Yard. Wahlberg, 51, has the longest average flight time at 117.45 minutes. One of his fastest flights, according to the study, was a 29-minute trip from Van Nuys, California to Palm Springs, California.

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According to the study, Mark Wahlberg ranks 8th. F45

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Oprah Winfrey’s private jet emitted 3,493.17 tons of CO2 over 68 flights, according to Yard’s report. Winfrey, 68, has spent an average of 81.13 minutes on flights so far this year, with a 16-minute flight from Brunswick, Georgia to Savannah, Georgia emitting 1 ton of CO2, according to the report.

Oprah Winfrey

According to Yard, Oprah Winfrey’s 9th private jet usage emitted 3,493.17 tons of CO2 over 68 flights. Lucy Nicholson/Portal

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