One of the perks of being a big Hollywood star is that you have oodles of money at your disposal to do as you please with it. Of course, whether you use it wisely or thoughtlessly is a whole other matter. Some celebrities are smart enough to put their money to good use by donating it to charity or investing in businesses that are guaranteed to make their money grow. Some choose to save their earnings for a rainy day. Then there are those who make purchases that border on extravagant, such as acquiring private islands.
It seems that buying your own island is a thing nowadays. It’s the ultimate status symbol, apart from designer clothes, flashy cars, and fancy houses. Owning a private island seems to indicate that you’ve reached the pinnacle of your success. Of course, there are some people on this list who have made an investment out of their purchases, by turning the island into a means of profit. Here’s a rundown of celebs who own their own beautiful private havens.
12 Nicolas Cage (Leaf Cay, Bahamas)
11 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill (Goat Cay, Bahamas)
10 Eddie Murphy (Rooster Cay, Bahamas)
9 Mel Gibson (Mago Island, Fiji)
8 Johnny Depp (Little Halls Pond Cay, Bahamas)
7 Leonardo DiCaprio (Blackadore Caye, Belize)
6 Celine Dion (Ile Gagnon, Quebec, Canada)
5 David Copperfield (Musha Cay and three other islands, Bahamas)
4 Ricky Martin (Island in Angra Dos Reis, Brazil)
3 Steven Spielberg (Island in the Madeira Archipelago, Portugal)
2 Shakira (Bonds Cay, Bahamas)
1 Robin Williams (Island in the Pender Harbor, British Columbia, Canada)
The late comedian Robin Williams was never one to go with convention. While he went with the flow by purchasing himself a private island just like many of his colleagues had done, he didn’t favor a retreat in a tropical paradise. Instead, his island was in Canada’s Pender Harbor in British Columbia, where the weather is gloomy almost all year-round, but the air is fresh and waters are pristine. It was another testament to the actor’s need for privacy, ensuring that crowds wouldn’t descend on his private haven.
Sources: funcage.com, expensive.com, celebritrend.com, ranker.com, stylecaster.com, privateislandsmag.com
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