8 islands owned by billionaires

If you have a few million dollars to spare, you're in luck: At least a couple of these getaways for the ultrawealthy are up for sale.

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Nov 5, 2012 8:40AM
  Thia is funny about owning an island,    I own a three acre island in the Clinch River and god and everyone else in Scott County Virginia knows I'm no Millionaire or Billionaire.  LOL     but  if some Billionaire could move my Island to a tropical ocean or into one of the Great Lakes or in a River near a large city in the US,  then I'd have something of great value.    as it is and where its is >> NOT SO MUCH !!!       See me next spring or summer and I'll let  you go camping and it won't cost you $20,000 a week.   Ha !!!
Nov 5, 2012 10:14AM
The question shoud be, "How much money does MSN pay a monkey to write a headline on the main page that doesn't make sense?"
Nov 5, 2012 9:21AM

if the valleys around me ever flood ill have my island


Nov 5, 2012 1:41PM

but yet they bitch about a 3% raise on taxes, lol


Nov 5, 2012 2:31PM
people cant even eat today and you put this **** on the front page
Nov 5, 2012 8:06AM

Kind of a superficial study.  The island of Niihau, just off of Kauai is far more significant than all the others put together.  It has been owned by the Robinson family since before I lived on Lanai about 60 years ago.  It has been preserved so that the native hawaiians still speak the original language and keep the same lifestyle.


I do not think the people from Lanai are overjoyed by the sale from Dole Pineapple ownership to the present owner.  Nobody will be able to own their own house.  They live a delicate balance of needing enough work to exist and the new property values that may endanger their future.  Life on Lanai is a very fascinating topic from the viewpoint of a Social Anthropoligist.

Nov 5, 2012 9:50AM
Once again, they did not research this article very well.  Robins Island is in the Peconic Bay, not the Long Island Sound.  I know this as I grew up looking at it eveyday of my youth as I lived right across from it and my uncle was the caretaker on the island prior to Mr. Bacon's purchase of the island.
Nov 5, 2012 10:22AM
A version of "keep up with the Jones', for the wealthy.
At cocktail parties in Cannes they can say, "i have an island as well".

Nov 5, 2012 11:16AM
How long can they really own those islands? The day they die, they will never have it anymore and they can't bring it with them. Because those materials belong to the mother nature, we don't own them.
Nov 5, 2012 6:20AM
i am going to own an island one day.
Nov 5, 2012 9:14AM
in my virtual world, i own a private island so ha msn.com
Nov 5, 2012 12:01PM

And who cares and does this put any more money in my pocket or lower the price of a gallon of gas for the avg.-person?

What passes for news worthy items is like junk food...we now have junk news items....

Nov 5, 2012 10:16AM
If God was here he'd tell it to your face, man you're some kind of sinner;
Nov 9, 2012 10:35AM
Good for them. work hard and you maybe buy your own,  and not taken from somebody.
Nov 5, 2012 12:00PM

You have got to be kidding with this kind of fail story... who the hell are you even reporting this to the 1% that can actually afford to waste such funds on a damn island 0.0 Seriously MSN...get a damn hobby these 1%ers more than have the means to waste if they are so inclined to buy an island.... Why dont you actually do something useful with your platform rather than waste it with nonsense reporting such as this.

Nov 5, 2012 8:58AM

As beautiful as they are, I would go crazy after to much time on one of those islands. I need the convenience of the American town for everyday living. A week at Neckar with a half dozen supermodels would be great though.

Nov 16, 2012 10:44AM
steve is absolutely correct. the attitude that every person of wealth simply woke up and found millions/billions on their doorsteps continues to amaze me. did you ever consider, professor gearby, that most of those in America who are wealthy have to get up every day and earn it, just like you and your buddy rick49? that perhaps they made better choices when they were young - like excelling in school - which allowed them the opportunities to carve out their slices of wealth? or maybe they took risks that you and your ilk don't possess the balls to take. this liberal mantra about "the working families" in America not getting their fair share is at best socialist, and at frighteningly worst, communist. keep being the dim sheep, dr gearby.
Nov 5, 2012 2:10PM
seriously? 'how much money will be you?  I don't know, what's the going rate for the sale of people!
Nov 16, 2012 10:16AM
Next thing you know the US will send troops to guard the islands and clean up after parties  with our tax dollars,
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