17 Islands Owned by the Rich and Famous
Mel Gibson: Mago Island
Located in the serene Fiji islands, Gibson purchased Mago Island in 2005 for a reported $15 million. The price tag, while high, is justified when the size of the island is taken into account. At 5,400 acres, it’s one of the largest privately owned island in the south pacific. The island is relatively untouched with few if any outside influences present. Gibson pledged to not interfere with the ecosystem present in the island, building a personal home with a few amenities.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Blackadore Cay
In between filming, DiCaprio is known to travel the world accompanied by a group of angelic women. While on a trip in 2005, he came across Blackadore Cay off the coast of Belize and bought it for a relatively modest $1.75 million.
The island is located near a barrier reef. Also located nearby is a world renowned diving spot, the Great Blue Hole. It’s been reported that DiCaprio plans to develop an environmentally friendly resort on the island with a focus on preserving the surrounding barrier reef.
David Copperfield: Musha Cay, Bahamas
Magician David Copperfield might have had a trick done to him when he paid a reported $50 million for the island. Purchased in 2005, he further invested $30 million to completely renovate parts of the island to make way for a fully inclusive resort. Boasting an open air movie theater on the beach, the island also had five villas in addition to the main property. With rates starting at $39,000 per night, past visitors include Oprah and John Travolta.