9 Hollywood Stars Who Own Luxurious Private Islands

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Are you a celebrity? Or just a a super-rich person with an extra $1 million or so lying around? You can buy your own private island!

Many of the world's most famous actors, musicians, royalty, and businessmen own their own islands as a private and secluded getaway.

From Mel Gibson to David Copperfield, wealthy people from every walk of life seem to own an island nowadays.

Here are 11 of the top stars with their own opulent private islands.

9. Tyler Perry, White Bay Cay

Tyler Perry already owned a private island when he decided to buy White Bay Cay, on the famous Exuma strip of islands in the Bahamas, where all the hot celebrities buy their islands.

Perry is reportedly going to develop the island to include a 14,000 square foot house, 6 guest bungalows, a spa, tennis court, and a marina. 

Madea is getting fancy!

8. Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, Goat Cay

Country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw own the island of Goat Cay in the Bahamas.

Their 17 acre island getaway supposedly features a 15,000 square foot house that comes complete with a lookout tower. 

Johnny Depp and Nicholas Cage are their tropical neighbors, as Goat Cay is one of the Exuma Islands in the Bahamas. 

7. Richard Branson, Necker Island

Billionaire businessman Richard Branson bought Necker Island in 1978, at the young age of 28.

The island is 74 acres, and part of the British Virgin Islands, just north of Virgin Gorda. It part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio of luxury properties, owned by Branson.

The entire island operates as a resort and can accommodate up to 28 guests.

6. Nicholas Cage, Leaf Cay

Nicholas Cage purchased his Bahamian island in 2006 for $3 million, but now it is reportedly back on the market for $7 million. 

It is on the Exuma chain of islands close to Johnny Depp's private island. Score!

5. Lenny Kravitz, Eleuthera Archipelago

Lenny Kravitz is half Russian-Ukrainian and half Bahamanian, which explains why he chose an island in the Eleuthera Archipelago in the Bahamas. 

4. Celine Dion, Ile Gagnon

French-Canadian singer Celine Dion's private island is the only island not located in the tropics. 

Her island, Ile Gagnon, is located in Quebec’s Mille Iles River. The island has a huge French-style chateau, with an imposing fence to keep out paparazzi and other peeping toms. 

3. David Copperfield, Musha Cay

Magician David Copperfield doesn't own just 1 island, he owns 11 small islets that make up the Musha Cay in the Bahamas, where he began building a 700 acre resort in 2006. 

He made the resort into a fantastical magician’s playground with a Gilligan’s Island vibe. Only 24 guests are welcome at a time, for $265,000 a week PER PERSON! 

There is a lot of money in magic tricks.

2. Leonardo DiCaprio, Blackadore Cay

Leonardo DiCaprio purchased Blackadore Cay in Belize in 2005.

The 104+ acre island only cost him $1.75 million, which by all accounts, is a steal! It is very close to Belize’s famous barrier reef, which is great because DiCaprio is a renowned wildlife preservation advocate  

However, he does plan to turn it into an eco-friendly resort, with 80 luxury rooms, a spa, restaurants, and swimming pools too.

1. Johnny Depp, Little Hall's Pond Cay

Johnny Depp IS Jack Sparrow in real life.

In 2004, he purchased Little Hall’s Pond Cay in the Bahamas for $3.6 million.  A notorious paparazzi-hater (who could blame him?) Depp said that the public, particularly paparazzi, would not be welcome on his private island. 

He even allegedly refers to it as “Fuck Off Island."  This info just makes Johnny Depp even more interesting than he already is.

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