Celebrity-owned islands – part 2

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Here’s our rundown of some of the more eminent members of the ultra-exclusive, celebrity island-owners club

This is the second instalment of our two-part feature. Read about our first four celebrity island owners here. The featured image is by dany13.

Fiji
Fiji. Photo by Frontierofficial

Mel Gibson – Mago Island, Fiji

While his PR stock may have crashed in this century, Mel Gibson’s still worth an estimated $600-million. Circular shaped and sized at around 5,400 acres, it’s one of the largest privately owned islands in the world. Estimates put the lushly vegetated volcanic rock’s cost around $10-15-million mark. Word is Mr Gibson intends only to put a modest-sized dwelling on the island, otherwise leaving the place in its natural state.

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Madeira Archipelago
Madeira Archipelago. Photo by Mike Gaylard

Steven Spielberg – part of the Madeira Archipelago, Portugal

Considered one of the most popular and influential film-makers of all time, Steven Spielberg has amassed a net worth in the region of $3-billion. Details are sketchy at best, but it’s said he used some of that to acquire two uninhabited islands in the Madeira Archipelago. What he’s done with them, no one’s quite sure.

Bahamas
Bahamas. Photo by trishhartmann

Shakira – Bonds Cay, Bahamas

It seems Shakira could be adding property catalogue to her already highly lucrative one of the musical variety. She’s one of a number of investors and other celebrities (including Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters) aiming to develop this 700-acre island with boutique hotels, luxury condos and an 18-hole golf course.

Bahamas
Bahamas. Photo by louis konstantinou

David Copperfield – Musha Cay, Bahamas

Located 85 miles south east of Nassau, Musha Cay is yet another celebrity-owned island in the highly popular Exuma Chain. Its four islands (one large, three small) totalling around 150 acres have played to host to a number of celebs such as Oprah. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to visit. Dependent on the time of year, the island’s villas are available to rent for between $260,000-400,000 a week.

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Celebrity-owned islands – part 2 was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
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Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.