In the early days of air travel, only the very wealthy were able to travel by air. I was able to pay for a ticket to Europe as a poor college student.
If you are talking about actually owing airplanes, my grandpa is far from wealthy and he has his own. I am from a middle class family and my dad is building his own. It's all about priorities. He would rather have an airplane than cable TV or a sports car. A lot of people wouldn't.
You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Yeah, I am talking about an airplane the size of a car or a little bigger with 4 to 5 people in it. You would think they would be around by now for everyone to get one at a reasonable price.
If somebody came up with a cheap and safe airplane, many people would get one.