The Private Islands of 5 Absurdly Rich and Successful Entrepreneurs
There are certain markers of wealth that can come with entrepreneurial achievements. Maybe a luxury splurge when you hit your first big sales milestone, or buying something like a house or a car for your family to thank them for their support of your dream. And then there is the kind of money that nets you a private island.
One such entrepreneur is Google co-founder, who reportedly owns a Caribbean Island called Eustatia. He might have been inspired to add one to his portfolio after getting married at Richard Branson’s Necker Island.
Is it a little over the top to own your own private beach enclave? Sure. But look, if your dream is to own an underwater lair like a James Bond villain, that’s your own business. With that in mind, here's a brief tour of some of the island getaways of the most successful entrepreneurs.
Roth ran a consulting business, Matisia Consultants, that brought in $45 million a year before selling it in 2016. Her next venture was SuperShe, a women-only empowerment retreat on her private Finnish island that you can experience for $4,680 a week or $2,340 for three nights. She also reportedly owns another island in Turks & Caicos.
The Microsoft co-founder in 1992 bought Allan Island, 292 acres off the coast of Seattle. Allen eventually sold the island in 2013 for $8 million -- down from the initial asking of $25 million in 2005 and $13.5 million in 2009 -- to Eric C. Anderson, an entrepreneur that runs a space tourism company called, fittingly, Space Adventures. Allen also bought land on Sperry Peninsula, also in Washington state, for $8 million in 1996.