Late last year, self-made billionaire Lord Sugar, who is the star of Britain’s version of The Apprentice and also a qualified pilot, purchased a new 13-seat Embraer Legacy 650 for £18.5 million ($29 million). The details of the purchase were originally announced on Twitter plus photos of Lord Sugar posing next to the aircraft with the letters G-SUGA emblazoned across it were posted on Facebook.
Lord Sugar already owns a Legacy 600 jet worth around £15 million plus a fleet of luxury cars that include a Bentley, a Ferrari and a Range Rover along with homes in Essex, Spain and Florida. Hence, the new jet, which he is not qualified to fly and will be kept at Stansted Airport, will likely be used by to travel between the UK, Spain and Florida as well as for business travel.
The new jet itself features three cabin areas along with a large bathroom plus high speed broadband internet, leather seats and a state-of-the-art entertainment system. However and as you can see from the pictures posted on Facebook, it’s interior is a far cry from the interior of the jet recently purchased by Donald Trump – the star of the original Apprentice series in the US.
On the other hand, Lord Sugar says the aircraft is perfect for the 300 hours of business flying he does every year as he has stated in press interviews that he prefers flying privately due to the stresses of modern travel.