Whether they want to be or not, celebrities are always in competition with one another for the best film roles or maybe the top of the music charts. Regardless of how famous you get or how much money is in your bank account, it seems like nothing flaunts your status quite as well as owning your very own private island. Some famous names buy an island with plans to turn it into a luxury resort, while others merely want a quiet place they can relax with their family and friends without having to worry about their photo being taken. Owning your own island may seem crazy to some, but to those who have the money to spare, it's not all that crazy...especially if they have their own private plane to take them there.
Here are some of our favorite celebrity islands, past and present, from Johnny Depp's island retreat in the Bahamas to late Marlon Brando's French Polynesian haven. lltitle=Private Islands Owned by Celebrities### llcontent=It doesn't get much cooler than being able to vacation on your very own private island, which is why many high-profile celebrities have bought some land masses of their own. From Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando to John Lennon and Leonardo DiCaprio, here are eight of our favorite celebrity-owned islands.