Taylor Swift, Celebrities ranked on Private Jet CO2 Emissions

The marketing firm Yard recently published a report ranking the “biggest offenders” based on who flew the most this year by private jet. Yard compiled the study using data from a Twitter account called Celebrity Jets, which imports from ADS-B Exchange, “the world’s largest public source of unfiltered flight data,” the website said.


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A recently published report ranked celebrities based on who flew the most this year by private jet.

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Source: Yard, ADS-B Exchange

Fans and climate name have called out celebrities over their private jet CO2 emissions. The controversy heated up in July after Kylie Jenner, 24, shared an Instagram post of herself and her boyfriend Travis Scott, 31, posing in front of their separate private jets.

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Kylie Jenner shared an Instagram post herself and Travis Scott this month that sparked a discussion among climate name.

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While some noted the impact private jets have on the climate, backlash grew when Celebrity Jets accused Jenner of taking a three-minute flight on her private plane, which would have amounted to a 40-minute car ride. Although she’s not in the top 10, Jenner landed at number 19 with 64 flights that emmitted 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

Though she didn’t make the top 10, Jenner came in at number 19 on the list.


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Jay-Z, the creative director of the sneaker giant Puma, ranked third on the list by flying on a jet. He reportedly convinced the company to purchase, according to ESPN. Jay-Z, 52, took 136 flights that emmitted 6,981.3 tons of CO2 and his average flight time this year was 67 minutes, according to Yard. One of his shortest trips was a 29-minute flight from North Carolina to Ohio, per the study.


Jay-Z reportedly took 136 private jet flights this year that emmitted 6,981.3 tons of CO2.

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Kim Kardashian, 41, ranked at number 7 with 57 private jet flights this year that emitted 4,268.5 tons of CO2, according to the Yard. Her average flight time is 85.49 minutes, while one of the shorter flights was a 23-minute trip from San Diego, California, to Camarillo, California, per Yard.

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Kim Kardashian ranked at number 7 on Yard’s list.

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

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Mark Wahlberg ranks at number 8 per the study.


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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, spent an average of 81.13 minutes on flights this year so far, with one 16-minute flight from Brunswick, Georgia, to Savannah, Georgia, emitting 1 ton of CO2, per the report.

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Ranked at number 9, Oprah Winfrey’s private jet usage emitted 3,493.17 tonnes of CO2 over 68 flights, according to the Yard.

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