Maryann, from the afternoon show, has mentioned in recent years how cool it would be to own an island. It’s actually not too hard if you have a little cash. These celebrities all own islands.

• Mel Gibson: Mago Island in Fiji. Gibson purchased the 8.4-square-mile island in 2005 for $15 million.

• Johnny Depp: Depp bought Little Hall’s Pond Cay in the Bahamas in 2004. The island is 45 acres in size, about a mile long and 1300 feet wide with six private beaches but little other development. The purchase price for this celebrity owned island was reported to be $3.5 million.

• Julia Roberts: She reportedly owns an island in the Bahamas.

• Robin Williams: Robin Williams owns an island in Pender Harbor, British Columbia, Canada.

• Gene Hackman: He owns an island in British Columbia, Canada.

• Steven Spielberg: The director reportedly owns a Portuguese island.

• Leonardo DiCaprio: DiCaprio owns an island off the coast of Belize.

• David Copperfield: Copperfield owns not one but several private islands called Musha Cay in the southern Bahamas.

• Faith Hill and Tim McGraw: They own an island in the Bahamas.

• Pamela Anderson: Tommy Lee bought a Dubai island for his ex-wife so they could spend time together with his sons. The island Lee bought is part of the man-made archipelago of 300 islands shaped like the world. Tommy Lee bought the island representing Greece in The World Project. Lee is of Greek heritage.

• Lenny Kravitz: This musician who has Bahamian roots on his mother’s side, frequently traveled to the Bahamas before deciding to buy an island.

• Eddie Murphy: He owns an island called Rooster Cay in the Bahamas.

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