Richard Branson’s Necker Island is One Weird Place

Back in 1979, flush with cash generated by his Virgin record label, Richard Branson dropped £180,000 on a piece of scrub–where else?–in the Virgin Islands. Necker Island was eventually transformed into one of the most expensive Caribbean escapes for the rich and famous.

How expensive?  The average going rate to rent the island is £40,000 (about $72,500 CAD) a night. And for that price, you can do pretty much whatever you want with the place.

Like what?

  • Eat sushi off the naked body of an employee
  • Fire golf balls at staff members dressed in sumo suits bouncing on an offshore trampoline.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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