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Locals Attempt to Buy $14M Island by Chipping In $1K Each

Crowdfunding group wants to share local haunt nicknamed 'Beer Can Island'

(Newser) - A privately owned island off Tampa Bay is up for sale, and though the going price is $14 million, a group is trying to crowdfund joint ownership with a $1,000 buy-in price. According to News 6 , the nine-acre Pine Key on Paradise Island is a manmade island created by...

Someone Wants to Host 100-Person Fight to the Death

Except no one would actually die during the 3-day battle on a private island

(Newser) - It'll be a fight to the death on a private island—just without anyone actually dying. A listing on luxe shopping site Hush Hush spotted by IGN has generated some media attention due to its unusual nature. It seeks a "talented game maker" to design the arena for...

What It's Like to Have Your Own Private Island

Apparently, it's quite a bit of work

(Newser) - The latest Rich Person Trend: Buying your own private island in the Exuma Cays, a little-known cluster of 365 small and mostly uninhabited islands in the Bahamas. Tyler Perry, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill are among the newer buyers, joining older purchasers including Johnny Depp and David Copperfield. But what...

Richard Branson Creating Lemur Island

Billionaire giving Caribbean island to endangered primates

(Newser) - Mogul Richard Branson has a spare Caribbean island that he's planning to turn over to some of the world's most endangered species. The billionaire plans to create a colony of lemurs on the undeveloped island in the British Virgin Islands. The primates are rapidly disappearing from their native...

How to Spend Your $333M Mega Jackpot

Lottery pot now tops $333M

(Newser) - With the Mega Millions jackpot at $333 million, ABC News investigates the best ways to spend it:
  • A new pad: "I would think they'd want to own a truly extraordinary home," says a real-estate agent. How about 3 townhouses in Greenwich Village, at just $16 million a pop?

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