Eddie Murphy – Rooster Cay, Bahamas
The famous funnyman Eddie Murphy is known to be one of the highest paid actors in showbiz, so of course he’s found among the many famous private island owners. A little isle found just a 5-minute jaunt from Nassau, the actor bought the 15+ acre Rooster Cay in 2007 for a reported US $15M. Murphy isn’t new to the island buyer’s club, however, as he previously owned another Bahamian cay called Pearl, a tiny speck with a lighthouse that was right next to Paradise Island. It’s yet to be determined if the actor is going to keep his new acquisition as a private retreat or follow another celebrity trend of turning it into a business, but located minutes from Nassau and including a gated mainland lot, Rooster Cay is thought to be perfect for resort development.