17 Islands Owned by the Rich and Famous
Ricky Martin: Unknown, Rio de Janeiro
Ricky Martin sure is “livin’ la vida loca.” After having a set of twins via surrogate and doing it all on his own, this Latin pop singer splurged on an island. Although the name of the island is being kept on the down-low, it has been revealed that the island is in the popular resort area of Angra dos Reis off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Martin purchased the island in April of 2008 for a reported $8 million.
Shakira and Roger Waters: Bonds Cay, Bahamas
The purchase of Bonds Cay was a team effort between Latin pop singer Shakira and singer and co-founder of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters. The duo purchased the island, which is part of the Bahamas chain in the north, for $16 million in 2011. The two music industry veterans purchased Bonds Cay with the intent of developing an exclusive resort that will cater to multi-millionaires. The development will include boutique hotels, private beaches, a golf course, and condominiums, among other amenities.