From the Caribbean to Australia, celebrities own private islands all over the world
Mark Zuckerberg ran into trouble earlier this summer when he angered his neighbors by building a 6-foot wall around his oceanfront property in Hawaii. While you'd think the 700-acre Kilauea property would give him enough privacy, he should have taken a page out of fellow billionaire Sir Richard Branson's book.
The Virgin Group founder has not one, not two, but (at least) three private islands to escape the masses. Two are in the British Virgin Islands.
Necker Island, a 74-acre escape, can actually be rented out by paradise seekers with deep pockets. A single room will cost $4,280.00 per night.
Sir Richard Branson's other BVI getaway is Moskito Island. The entire 125-acre island is rentable for $47,300 per night. Not only is the island home to villas, tennis courts and an orchard, but Branson has also created a ring-tailed Lemur refuge there.
On the other side of the world is Branson's third private slice of paradise, Makepeace Island. The 25-acre heart-shaped island is located near Brisbane, Australia. Lucky for you, the Balinese style island will only set you back around $2,400 per night.
Forbes lists Richard Branson's net worth as $5.1 billion, while Zuckerberg's is $54.1 billion, so the latter can certainly afford it. But, if the Facebook founder really wants to stick with Hawaii, he can follow in Oracle founder and $51.7 billionaire Larry Ellison's footsteps and just buy a Hawaiian island.
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