Brangelina buy Ethiopia island on The World

Hollywood's Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie buy 'African' private island.
By joel.bowman@itp.com
Wed 14 Nov 2007 10:27 AM

Hollywood mega-celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have purchased the Ethiopia island of Dubai's internationally renowned "The World" development.

The movie star couple will use the island to showcase a greener lifestyle and promote environmental issues to encourage people to lead more eco-friendly lives.

AhlanLive.com, the celebrity-focused sister publication of ArabianBusiness.com, broke the world exclusive story on Monday on their website. Click here to read AhlanLive's latest on Brangelina.

"Brangelina" as the media have affectionately named the couple, have two year-old daughter, Zahara, who was born in the African state of Ethiopia.

Sources at Nakheel, the developers of the exclusive collection of luxury islands, declined to comment on the purchase, saying only that the privacy of their customers is of highest priority. According to Emirates Today, US representatives of the couple have confirmed the purchase.

The World island development offers complete seclusion for A-list celebrities with the only access to the shores being by boat. Ranging in size from 23,000 to 83,000 square metres, top-end islands carry a price tag of up to 180 million UAE dirhams ($49 million).

Reported to be huge fans of Dubai, Brad and Angelina first visited The World back in 2005 with their son Maddox, a Cambodian adoptee.

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