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A wealthy individual who travels globally, especially by private jet, to frequent fashionable resorts, social events, and the like. Mark's dream of becoming a jet-setter finally came to fruition after he won the lottery. The TV show follows the lavish lifestyles of eight different jet-setters from around the world.
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n. young and wealthy people who fly by jet from resort to resort. The jet-set doesn’t come here anymore.
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The least-frequent young jet-setters are from south west England, where babies fly only 1,409 miles on average before the age of one.
For South Wales' most successful jet-setters the world continues to be their oyster.
He created elaborate interiors for his own two homes in Turin; stocked with an eclectic mix of artwork and modern and baroque furniture, these residences bore a resemblance to the classy "Italian-style" love shacks maintained by jet-setters like fellow Turin native, Fiat magnate, and uber-playboy Gianni Agnelli.
His research shows that the millionaires don't all live in the Hamptons, and that they tend to be married with children, not braniacs, work but aren't workaholics, shop at Costco, and "don't do the same things that jet-setters and beautiful people do" (from The Millionaire Mind).
For you jet-setters, the museum's address is Via del Corso 525, 00186 Rome.
The American was joined by fellow jet-setters Sergio Garcia and Vijay Singh in a trans-Atlantic dash from Royal Lytham to Toronto, where he lined up in a Canadian Skins event.
* "Most opponents of SST subsidies characterize the program as a vast boondoggle to benefit a small minority of jet-setters at the expense of everybody else.
'It's a new chapter in my life,' Djokovic told about 200 sports and lifestyle media members who flew in to this jet-setters' paradise along the French Riviera.
JET-SETTERS Jessica and Jenson would like to have a family but are too busy at the moment
Bardarbunga in Iceland blew at the weekend, striking fear into the hearts of jet-setters.
Also benefiting greatly from UAE jet-setters are foreign hotels, campsites, guesthouses, and other travel accommodation abroad, which accounted for Dh6.7 billion in expenditure last year.
Palma, Malaga and Alicante make up the top three slots, but jet-setters are also opting to head to cheaper resorts in Turkey, or all-inclusive packages in Dubai.
But do these jet-setters really need to spend so much on comfy seats and free fillet steaks when the weekly wage of their "clients" would not even buy a sandwich?
But it's not just delays causing havoc - unclear airport information has led to one in 20 jet-setters missing their flight.
Newcastle Airport's public relations officer Wendy Dawley said: "I take my hat off to British Airways and the students, and hope, for the sake of their university tutors, that the jet-setters make it back for lectures on Monday."