The Private Island Escapes Of The Rich And Famous

Necker Island Wildlife, Caribbean
Richard Branson’s Necker Island

Private islands are back in the news.

It’s rumoured that Jay-Z is looking for a private island getaway for wife Beyonce and baby Blue Ivy, and Skorpios — the most famous private island in Greece — just sold to an anonymous Russian billionaire for $153 million.

But lots of celebrities and wealthy people own their own private islands, which are, perhaps, the ultimate symbol of wealth.

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title=”Actor Johnny Depp paid $3.6 million for 45-acre Little Hall’s Pond Cay, in the Bahamas, in 2004 after filming “Pirates of the Caribbean.””
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title=”Jay-Z is rumoured to be spending around $3 million on an island in North Abaco, a district in the Bahamas, so he can have a private place to escape with wife Beyonce and baby Blue Ivy.”
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title=”Skorpios Island, off the coast of Greece, was the private island of the late Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis. It just sold to a Russian billionaire for $153 million.”
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title=”Hedge fund manager Louis Moore Bacon bought Robins Island, off the coast of Long Island, for $11 million in 1993.”
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title=”David Copperfield’s Musha Cay is actually spread across 11 islands in the Bahamas. Penelope Cruz and Sergey Brin were both married there.”
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title=”The Emir of Qatar recently spent $11 million on a group of six Greek islands in the Ionian Sea.”
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title=”Celine Dion owns a private island 15 minutes from Montreal. She listed the property, which is home to a 24,000-square-foot-mansion, for $29.3 million in 2012.”
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title=”Russian mogul Roman Abramovich bought St. Petersburg’s New Holland Island in 2010 with the intention of building a $400 million art museum.”
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title=”Mel Gibson bought Fiji’s Mago Island from a Tokyo-based corporation for $15 million in 2005.”
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title=”Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen owns a 292-acre private island off the coast of Washington. He recently listed the property, which has a caretaker’s cabin but no main house, for $13.5 million.”
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title=”Richard Branson bought Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands for $200,000 in the 1970s. It now rents for over $50,000 per night.”
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title=”Hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones owns a trio of private islands that spell out his initials. They are part of a 3,000 acre wildlife preserve he owns on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.”
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title=”Oracle CEO Larry Ellison paid an estimated $600 million for 98% of Lana’i, a pristine island in Hawaii. The 141-square-mile island, previously owned by billionaire David Murdock, has 3,200 inhabitants.”
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title=”Segway inventor Dean Kamen bought Connecticut’s North Dumpling Island for $2.5 million in 1986.”
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title=”Billionaire British businessmen (and twins) David and Frederick Barclay bought Brecqhou, one of the Channel Islands, in 1993.”
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title=”Director/producer Tyler Perry bought White Bay Cay, a 25-acre island in the Bahamas, in 2009. He was reported to be building it out with a home and guest bungalows.”
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title=”Country music duo Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were building a 15,000-square-foot, four-bedroom home on their 17-acre island, Goat Cay, back in 2011.”
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title=”Telecom tycoon Craig McCaw and his wife own this 780-acre island off the coast of Vancouver. It has a 5,000 square foot main residence, golf course (designed by Jack Nicklaus), and air strip, and was recently listed for $75 million.”
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