It seems among the rich and famous that the saying "no man is an island" does not mean "no man owns an island." These ten men have invested part of their wealth in buying their private pieces of the earth where they can get away on an island at least temporarily, or share their bounty with friends.
- Tyler Perry's White Bay Cay in the Bahamas Purchased in 2009 a 25-acre island where he is building a 14,000-square-foot home Bali style with a half dozen guest bungalows.
- Leonardo CiCaprio's Blackadore Cay in Belize Purchased in 2005 a 104-acre island between Ambergris Caye and mainland Belize for about 1 million pounds (1,640,205 USD). He does plan to share it as a resort which offers eco tours.
- Mel Gibson's Mago Island in Fiji In 2005 a 5,400 acre island with modest private home for 5.5 million pounds (9021127 USD). Aside from the residence, the land will be left untouched.
- Nicholas Cage's Leaf Cay in the Bahamas In 2006 in the Exumas chain for 2 million pounds (3,280,410 USD). Cage is willing to part with the island for 4.5 million pounds (7,380,922 USD).
- Johnny Depp's Little Halls, Pond Cay in the Bahamas In 2004 in the Exumas area of the Bahamas for 2.2 million pounds (3,608,451 USD). It is near Nicolas Cage's island and runs solely on solar power.
- David Copperfield's Musha Cay in the Bahamas A 150-acre island near Nicolas Cage's and Johnny Depp's islands. For 200,000 pounds (328,040 USD), anyone can share it for seven days.
- Eddie Murphy's Rooster Cay in the Bahamas A 15-acre island minutes away from mainland Nassau.
- Ricky Martin's Angra dos Reis in Brazil In the ultra-exclusive resort area where the glamorous South Americans live the good life.
- Roman Abramovich's New Holland Island near St. Petersburg Russia In 2010 where the Russian mogul has built a $400 million art museum.
- Rob Gorski's Rabbit Island, Keweenaw Peninsula on Lake Superior in Michigan In 2010 a 91-acre island for $140,000 with a link to an article about him because he is not so famous but a great story. He spent childhood summers with his grandfather in Keweenaw, found this island on Craigslist in 2009, and has started an artists' colony there as well as protecting the island with a land conservancy. Artists apply through the Rabbit Island website.
Watch the attached video on buying a private island. Prices are down and now is the time to buy.