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.
Source: Yard, ADS-B Exchange
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 risen to a 40-minute car ride. Although she’s not in the top 10, Jenner landed at number 19 with 64 flights that emitted 1,682.7 tonnes of CO2 this year, according to Rolling Stone.
Source: Celebrity Jets, RollingStone
Floyd Mayweather, 45, came behind Swift at 177 private jet flights this year, producing 7,076.8 tonnes of CO2, according to Yard. His shortest flight included a 10-minute trip to Las Vegas, emitting 1 ton of CO2, per the report.
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 emitted 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.
Source: Yard, ESPN
Alex Rodriguez, aka A-Rod, emitted 5,342.7 tons of CO2 this year with his private jet, Yard reports. A-Rod, 46, took 106 flights since January, with his fastest at 34 minutes, averaging at 80 minutes, according to the study.
Kim Kardashian, 41, ranked at number 7 with 57 private jet flights this year that emitted 4,268.5 tonnes of CO2, according to 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.
Mark Wahlberg’s private jet has emitted 3,772.85 tonnes 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.
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.