We all dream of getting away to a private island that belongs only to ourselves with no one else to disturb. There’s nothing more relaxing than white sandy beaches, enjoying the finest foods and delicious beverages to truly help you relax. Well, for many billionaires, this dream is a reality. All you need is a few hundred million to drop! Billionaire Larry Ellison actually spent $500-$600 million dollars on the island of Lanai in Hawaii. But he isn’t keeping it all to himself. It’s open for the public if they’re willing to pay the hefty price tag behind the luxury hotel and incredible amenities. Mark Zuckerberg is even jumping on the bandwagon with island purchases by spending millions of dollars on just acres of Kauai, even though it has its share of controversy. All over the world, there are islands for sale that are just waiting to be bought. Some billionaires, like Louis Moore Bacon, buy islands for the sake of restoring its natural habitat and bringing in just a few people to live there as caretakers. Billionaires are a dime a dozen these days, and they’re showing off their wealth in amazing ways, like buying islands! In this video, we’re going to be exploring the islands that are owned by billionaires and we’ll see why they made their purchases and whether or not they eventually sold their island getaway.
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Written by: Alex Matsuo Narrated by: Alex Matsuo Edited by: Nikita B.
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0:00 Intro 0:11 Lanai, Hawaii 1:10 Kauai, Hawaii 1:55 Necker Island, British Virgin Islands 2:45 James Island, Canada 3:10 Big Sampson Cay 3:53 Allan Island 4:42 Robins Island, New York 5:36 Laucala 6:16 St. Phillips Island 7:08 Brecqhou 7:50 Blackadore Caye