Billionaires’ Exotic Private Islands

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As for many super rich people with a net worth exceeding billion dollars, owning unique and expensive items becomes one of the spending habits they like most.

Some are interested in collecting private jets or supercars, while others fancy building luxury homes around the world, feeding expensive pets, buying costly jewelry or possessing chartered yachts.

However, some billionaires spend their money on incredible private islands for relaxation and business purposes.

For example, president of Tudor Investment Corporation, Paul Tudor Jones, bought a trio of private islands that are part of his 3,000 acre wildlife preserve on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.


Purchased by British business magnate Richard Branson in the 1970s for $200,000, the Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands now rents at over $50,000 per night

Purchased by British business magnate Richard Branson in the 1970s for $200,000, the Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands now rents at over $50,000 per night


The Robins Island, off the coast of Long Island, was bought by American hedge fund manager Louis Moore Bacon for $11 million in 1993

The Robins Island, off the coast of Long Island, was bought by American hedge fund manager Louis Moore Bacon for $11 million in 1993


Russian mogul Roman Abramovich intended to build a $400 million art museum on St. Petersburg's New Holland Island, which he bought in 2010

Russian mogul Roman Abramovich intended to build a $400 million art museum on St. Petersburg's New Holland Island, which he bought in 2010


Skorpios Island, off the coast of Greece, once belonged to the late Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis and is now reportedly possessed by his granddaughter Athina

Skorpios Island, off the coast of Greece, once belonged to the late Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis and is now reportedly possessed by his granddaughter Athina


Australian-American actor and film producer Mel Gibson bought Fiji's Mago Island from a Tokyo-based corporation in 2005

Australian-American actor and film producer Mel Gibson bought Fiji's Mago Island from a Tokyo-based corporation in 2005


American media mogul Ted Turner spent a huge mount of money buying purchased St. Phillips Island and several hundred nearby acres in 1979

American media mogul Ted Turner spent a huge mount of money buying St. Phillips Island and several hundred nearby acres in 1979


Owned by president of Tudor Investment Corporation, Paul Tudor Jones, a trio of private islands are now part of his 3,000 acre wildlife preserve on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland

Owned by president of Tudor Investment Corporation, Paul Tudor Jones, a trio of private islands are now part of his 3,000 acre wildlife preserve on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland


After buying a private company that owned 98 percent of Hawaii's Lanai in 1985, billionaire businessman David Murdock took control this island

After buying a private company that owned 98 percent of Hawaii's Lanai in 1985, billionaire businessman David Murdock took control this island


Segway inventor Dean Kamen bought Connecticut's North Dumpling Island for $2.5 million in 1986

Segway inventor Dean Kamen bought Connecticut's North Dumpling Island for $2.5 million in 1986


British twin billionaires David and Frederick Barclay bought Brecqhou, one of the Channel Islands, in 1993

British twin billionaires David and Frederick Barclay bought Brecqhou, one of the Channel Islands, in 1993

 

Billionaire Richard Branson's Necker Island

 

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Luxurious Islands Of Celebrities

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This article was published on 2011/08/04
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