“There is an island of bad luck in the ocean” – the lyrics of the famous song by Andrei Mironov. It contains unlucky savages. Many people would like to be so unlucky, to be born on a Monday and have their own island in the Bahamas. While it is currently possible to inexpensively buy an island in the hinterland of the Pacific Ocean, it is impossible to live there, unless you are a masochist.
More or less decent islands are above the means of the middle class of our Homeland. Many of them are only available to the global elite, constantly gracing the cover of Forbes and other glossy magazines. Consider the TOP 4 of the most expensive islands in the world, and also name the owners of this luxury real estate.
Lanai Island The most expensive island in the world is Lanai, located in Hawaii. Its area is 364 km². The island has two prestigious resorts and golf courses. This paradise was purchased by Larry Ellison (Executive Director of Oracle Corporation). The amount of the transaction was just over half a billion dollars.
Island “New Holland” The second place is occupied by the island “New Holland”, located in the north of Palmyra. The owner is our dear friend Roman Abramovich. The former territory of the naval base was transferred to Abramovich’s enterprises for a development project. The total investment is $365 million. Of course, the island does not entirely belong to Roman, but everything built on it is his property, in the end the land will belong to him. The city retains two bridges and engineering networks.
The island of “Scorpios” The third place is occupied by the island of “Scorpios”, located near the Ionian Sea. Previously it belonged to the legendary Aristotle Onassis. Aristotle bought this property in 1963. It’s time to sell. The area of the island is 13 hectares. Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev bought this property for $200 million.
Eco Islands “Mosquito”, “Necker” and “Meiklis” Fourth place in this ranking is occupied by the ecological islands of Richard Branson, located in Australia and the Caribbean. The three islands cost Brensen $150 million. Two islands, Mosquito and Necker, are located in the Caribbean and Meiklis in Australia. Richard wanted to create eco-resorts there.
Wealthy island owners use their property in a variety of ways. Someone builds luxury hotels, someone resells them with a good profit. But most owners of the most expensive islands in the world use their property for personal purposes. They build luxurious residences and enjoy life. At the moment, other islands of simply fabulous value are put up for sale, but they do not yet have owners. The purchase of such a property is a very profitable capital investment. The islands are becoming more and more expensive and every year the number of such properties for sale decreases. Soon there will simply be no more free islands for the super-rich.