17 Islands Owned by the Rich and Famous

What do you do when you get to a point in your life where owning a fancy car, sizeable mansion, costly jet, and majestic yacht with your ex-wife’s name on it aren’t enough? You buy an island, of course!

Most of us, unfortunately, will never have the luxury to make such a ludicrous purchase. Not to worry — here’s a list of 17 individuals you can live vicariously through who’ve made the jump from homeowner to the relatively unused term, island owner.

Larry Ellison: Lanai, Hawaii

Described as paradise on earth, Hawaii is one of the most majestic pieces of land left on our humble planet. Naturally, Ellison decided he wanted a sliver of paradise and he was willing to pay a king’s ransom for it. How much? Try $600 million dollars.

Who was the lucky recipient of such a grandiose sum of money? Another obscenely wealthy individual, of course: David Murdoch of Dole Food.

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