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Islands owned by the super-rich

Islands owned by the super-rich


Valued at: $200 million
Location: Greece
Size: 74 acres

Late shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis purchased a private island in the Ionian Sea in the 1960s. He married former first lady Jackie Kennedy there in 1968.


Leonardo DiCaprio: Blackadore Cay

Price: DiCaprio reportedly paid $1.75 million for the island in 2005
Location: Belize
Size: 104 acres

The "Titanic" star moonlights as an environmental activist. In that spirit, he plans to turn his island into an eco-resort, although little construction progress has been reported.



Richard Branson: Necker Island

Valued at: $100 million
Location: British Virgin Islands
Size: 74 acres

Branson reportedly purchased his Caribbean island to woo his wife. In 1984 he opened an exclusive resort with eight rooms that can be booked starting at $322,000 a week. Last year it partially burned  down in a fire, and the Virgin billionaire has been rebuilding.



Johnny Depp: Little Halls Pond Cay

Price: Depp reportedly paid $3.6 million for the island in 2004
Location: Bahamas
Size: 45 acres

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star reportedly renamed the island Lilly Rose Beach after his daughter. In 2009 Depp told Vanity Fair, "I don't think I'd ever seen any place so pure and beautiful. You can feel your pulse rate drop about 20 beats. It's instant freedom." The island has six beaches.



Larry Ellison: Lanai

Price: $500 million to $600 million, estimated
Location: Hawaii
Size: 140 square miles

Lanai is Hawaii's sixth-largest island, sitting nine miles off the coast of Maui. Ellison's ownership stake is indirectly from another billionaire: David Murdoch of Dole Food.



Mel Gibson: Mago Island

Price: Gibson reportedly paid $15 million for the island in 2004
Location: Fiji
Size: 5,400 acres

Gibson bought his island just after the release of his controversial film "The Passion of the Christ." It's one of the largest privately owned islands in the South Pacific.

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