Kylie Jenner Isn’t the Worst Polluter, Taylor Swift and Her Private Jet Are

After the Kylie Jenner private jet blowback, now we have more even more details about which celebrities pollute our world the most with their private jets.

Kylie Jenner got flak for recently posting on Instagram a photo of herself kissing Travis Scott, standing in front of two private jets. Presumably the jets were theirs. She added the caption: “You wanna take mine or yours?”

But more than that was the short flight that made people upset. Kylie’s jet flew just 17 minutes from Van Nuys to nearby Ventura County.

Of course, the internet raged at billionaires ruining the planet while the rest of us suck down cheap coffee through paper straws.

Now comes a top 10 list of private jet owning, earth polluting celebs.

The stats come from Yard (via The Tab), a digital marketing agency in the UK. They don’t explain how they measured any of these numbers. So, keep that in mind. The Tab says:

Research from sustainability-driven digital marketing agency Yard found so far this year, through their private jet usage, the average celebrity has created 3256.36 tonnes [about 3,589 tons] of CO2 emissions.

Some random names are on this top 10 list, along with A-listers.

1. Taylor Swift – 9142 tons
2. Floyd Mayweather – 7801 tons
3. Jay Z – 7696 tons
4. A-Rod – 5889 tons
5. Blake Shelton – 4955 tons
6. Steven Spielberg – 4922 tons
7. Kim Kardashian – 4705 tons
8. Mark Wahlberg – 4117 tons
9. Oprah – 3851 tons
10. Travis Scott – 3344 tons

Half these celebrities I had no clue were active or had any need for a jet. Like where does Oprah need to go? Or Steven Spielberg? I mean, Blake Shelton? Well, for him, it’s understandable because he flies back to Los Angeles from his Oklahoma ranch all the time.

Taylor Swift I get also. She’s spewing twice as much CO2 emissions as Shelton, but she’s the biggest star in the world. They need to treat private jet usage and CO2 emissions like a Hollywood club. Taylor, you’re good, come in with your 9000 tons. Blake, you’re on The Voice, leave your 4000 tons at the door.

Just take a look at one of Taylor Swift’s flights.

She flew from Buffalo, New York to Burbank near Los Angeles. 2200 miles, 20 tons of CO2 emissions. That’s only one flight out of one day. Do some mental math for a year, a decade. These celebs pollute the world a lot through their private jets.

Oh, and her Dassault Falcon 7X tops out at $54 million dollars new. No doubt Swift spent even more bedazzling it.

How much are Swift and these celebs polluting with their private jets? Consider that flying round trip from New York to Los Angeles produces 0.62 tons of CO2 per passenger. The Falcon 7X seats 14. So, this is like Swift flying back and forth between New York and LA over a thousand times.

These celebs and their jets pump more CO2 into the atmosphere than we do. That’s not the reason we react though. The internet got on Kylie because she flaunted it in our faces. We’re all gonna die in twenty years when it’s 130 degrees, but Kylie needs to know which private jet to take to the afterlife. How many people got on Elon Musk for his five minute flights? No one even knew.

Drake also got internet hate for a 14 minute flight. He’s also putting it in people’s faces, leading tours of his $185 million jet.

Drake responded on Instagram after the Kylie story. He said these planes aren’t flying celebs around, they’re just going from one parking space to another.

This is just them moving planes to whatever airport they are being stored at for anyone who was interested in the logistics…nobody takes that flight

Which is even worse. Now these celebs are flying empty planes back and forth.

It’s hypocrisy that people hate. Back when Australia had their huge brush fires around 2019-2020, Kim Kardashian tweeted “Climate change is real.”

Predictably, people vented at Kardashian saying she was part of the problem. One tweet told her to “stop taking private jets everywhere.”

Kardashian replied that y’all don’t know me or what I give to.

That’s true. Even though these private flying celebs use up our atmosphere, they plant..trees! Pretty trees.

For instance, Drake last year partnered with Aspiration to plant 15 million trees. One million trees suck up about 2120 tons of CO2. So, Drake is part of a very large group of investors (other celebs include “include Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber, and Orlando Bloom.”) balancing out the equivalent of three CO2 spewing Taylor Swifts.

In a way, celebrities are a bit like you and me. We hate them for being tone deaf, yet each one of us screws up this world in our own special way. It’s just that we’re not billionaires and don’t have tweets coming at us 24/7.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments