17 Islands Owned by the Rich and Famous
Eddie Murphy: Rooster Cay
The famous comedian purchased Rooster Cay, located in the Bahamas, in 2007 for a reported $15 million. Only 15 acres, the substantial price tag comes as a result of the close proximity to Nassau, a 5-minute boat ride. This wasn’t his first island purchase, Murphy had owned an island previously in the Bahamas named Pearl Island. It’s not known if he still owns the island.
Tyler Perry: White Bay Cay, Bahamas
Tyler Perry decided to celebrate his big 4-0 in high style by purchasing an island in the infamous Exuma Cays of the Bahamas. Although the amount Perry paid for his tropical getaway is undisclosed, it is said that the island, measuring 25 acres, was once listed at an asking price of $7 million.
This 25-acre paradise, known as White Bay Cay, was not developed when Perry purchased it, but he has since added a 14,000 square foot Bali style house, as well as some guest bungalows. The island also plays host to Perry’s very own marina, spa, and tennis court.
But that’s not all, Perry also is the proud owner of another 7-acre island very near White Bay Cay.
Steven Spielberg: Madeira Archipelago, Portugal
With a lofty net worth of $3 billion, Steven Spielberg decided to invest a piece of his fortune and get two islands for the price of one. Both of these uninhabited islands are in the Madeira Archipelago, which is just off the Portugal coast.
What is this uber-successful Hollywood director and producer waiting on to develop these islands? Perhaps he is waiting for E.T. to come home, Indiana Jones to discover a treasure, or let’s hope it’s not the home for a new dinosaur park.