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11 Stars Who Own Private Islands – Must Be Nice

11 Stars Who Own Private Islands – Must Be Nice


It’s no surprise for a celebrity to own a fancy car or a huge mansion—but these 23 celebrities rounded up by Ranker kick it up a notch or two: They own private islands. A sampling:

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp: He owns a 45-acre island in the Caribbean, and seems to enjoy the privacy it affords him.


Shakira: She and Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters reportedly bought an island north of the Bahamas in 2011 and are building a fancy resort there.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson: Tommy Lee reportedly bought an island off Dubai and gave it to her in 2007 in an attempt to win her back.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio: He owns a 104-acre island off the coast of Belize and is building an “eco-conscious luxury resort” there set to open in 2018.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson: He bought a volcanic island in Fiji in 2005, and it was once featured in a30 Rock episode.

John Lennon

John Lennon: He bought an Irish island that got nicknamed, predictably, “Beatles Island.” Yoko Ono sold it after he died.

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry: He bought an island in the Bahamas in 2009 to celebrate his 40th birthday, and learned to fly so he could pilot his own plane there.

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw: He and Faith Hill built a 15,000-square-foot vacation home on the Bahamanian island they bought in 2006.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin: He reportedly paid $8 million for an island off the coast of Brazil in 2008.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield: The magician actually owns 11 islands in the Bahamas, and has a resort there he’s rented out to guests including Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates.

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson: The Virgin chief rents out his island, Necker Island, for $62,000 a day. He’s owned it since 1978.



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