Elvis Presley - Although he owned other aircraft, Elvis bought his own personal jet airliner, a former Delta Air Lines Convair CV880, in 1975 for the then-substantial sum of $250,000. He named it Lisa Marie after his daughter. Presley had the interior customized with 28 seats instead of the 110 seats with which the type was usually fitted in airline service.
The small kingdom is among the most economically vulnerable of the GCC states, with high debt levels, low reserves and slow GDP growth. But it has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy that will help it forge a new path for the future.