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It’s not uncommon for billionaires to own islands. Basically, if you have 9 zeros in your bank account, you’re part of the on Billionaires Owning Utopian Island Club. As we know, Richard Branson owns Necker Island, Mosquito island on the British Virgin Islands as well as Makepeace island situated off Australia’s Sunshine Coastowns. Then there’s Paul Allen of Microsoft who owns Allan island.
Vijay Mallya owns a string of islands north of the Maldives where he runs resorts, in addition, he owns the island of Thinnakkara off the coast of Lakshadweep. The Canadian-Indian billionaire Bob Dhillon (yes, that’s his name) who owns a 2300 acre island in Central America.
The Museum Owners Club
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Having money is not all about being flashy, it's also about being cultured and refined. And nothing says cultured like owning an entire museum. These billionaires who own museums have joined forces and created their own club. That's a pretty steep membership fee. In this club, you can rub shoulders with people like Ronald Lauder, heir to Estee Lauder cosmetics, who owns Neue Galerie in New York and François Pinault owns Palazzo Grassi in Venice.
Others include Alice Walton, heir to the Walmart fortune, and Hiroshi Yamauchi, founder of Nintendo who owns the Shigureden Museum and the Crystal bridges museum of American Art.
The Arts Club, London
Joining Fee: $2,500 Annual Fee: $1,250
Founded in 1863 by Charles Dickens of all people, the club was created with the vision uniting, artists, writers, and scientists all in the name of the intellectual pursuit. Legendary past members have included greats such as Rodin, Degas, and Liszt.
It boasts a well-stocked cigar room and one of the finest libraries of first-edition books in the United Kingdom. This one is actually slightly more affordable with US$1,900 joining fee and annual fees of US$1,900. It's just a little more about who you know.
Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky
Membership Fee: Unknown
Reasonably modern for a horse park, this Kentucky establishment opened in 1987. It's the perfect rich man's playground if you're down south. Billionaires can also send their little ones to the educational theme park and learn about the beautiful relationship between man and horse. Or rather, tycoon and steed.
The facility also includes the International Museum of the Horse, affiliate to the Smithsonian. They also host the Kentucky Derby, the world-famous annual horse race that starts the first Saturday of May. There you will find the who's who of the elite ring of equestrian fans.
Yellowstone Club, Montana
Joining Fee: $300,000 Annual Fee: $36,000
According to Business Insider, you can find folks like Bill and Melinda Gates, Dan Quayle, and Justin Timberlake hanging out this club. The beautiful countryside club nestled in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain region in Montana comes packed with ample activities. Skiing, golfing, hiking, fine dining, you name it, they have it.
There is also private membership that allows only 864 residencies ranging from 1 - 360 acres. This can cost you 300,000 membership deposits and $39,500 in annual dues.