Marketing firm Yard recently released a report ranking the “biggest offenders” based on who has flown the most on private jets this year. 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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While some have noted the impact of private jets on the climate, the backlash grew when Celebrity Jets accused Jenner of taking a three-minute flight in her private jet, which would have been a car journey of 40 minutes. Although 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.
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Floyd Mayweather, 45, came in behind Swift on 177 private jet flights this year, producing 7,076.8 tonnes of CO2, according to Yard. Its shortest flight included a 10-minute trip to Las Vegas, emitting 1 tonne of CO2, according to the report.
Jay-Z, the creative director of sneaker giant Puma, ranked third on the list by flying on a jet he allegedly convinced the company to buy, according to ESPN. Jay-Z, 52, completed 136 flights that emitted 6,981.3 tonnes 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, according to the study.
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Alex Rodriguez, aka A-Rod, emitted 5,342.7 tons of CO2 this year with his private jet, reports Yard. A-Rod, 46, has completed 106 flights since January, with his fastest at 34 minutes, averaging 80 minutes, according to the study.
Kim Kardashian, 41, ranked 7th with 57 private jet flights this year that emitted 4,268.5 tonnes of CO2, according to Yard. Its average flight time is 85.49 minutes, while one of the shortest flights was a 23-minute trip from San Diego, CA to Camarillo, CA by Yard.
Mark Wahlberg’s private jet 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 fastest flights was a 29-minute trip from Van Nuys, Calif., to Palm Springs, Calif., according to the study.
Oprah Winfrey’s private jet emitted 3,493.17 tonnes of CO2 over 68 flights, according to Yard’s report. Winfrey, 68, has spent an average of 81.13 minutes on flights this year so far, with a 16-minute flight from Brunswick, Georgia, to Savannah, Georgia emitting 1 tonne of CO2, according to the report .