“[New billionaires in fast-growing countries] have to buy longer-range airplanes. If you’re flying from Mongolia to Nigeria, it’s either a three-day journey flying commercial or a nine-hour flight on your jet.”
Adam Scott Back on His Game
Australian golfer Adam Scott–the subject of BJT's October/November 2008 cover story–tied for second place in the 2011 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., in April. This was his best finish ever in a major championship event.
Though Scott sold his brand new Gulfstream G450 earlier this year before taking delivery, he continues to fly privately via NetJets on either a Citation Excel or Citation X, depending on distance. He also remains involved in children's charities. The Adam Scott Foundation, which he created in 2005, offers opportunities for underprivileged and disadvantaged children in Australia and Asia. The foundation recently rolled out a program that grants specialized iPads to children suffering from autism.–Jennifer English