There are rich people. There are multi-millionaires. And then there's Richard Branson. The forever-young fellow is a cartoon character of a billionaire with everything from his own space tourism company to his own private island. But it's cool because he's willing to share.
Necker Island, Branson's private retreat in the British Virgin Islands, recently reopened to public—or at least the very wealthy public. Portions of the island had been closed since a fire engulfed the Great House after a lightning storm in 2011. You might remember that one from the headlines about Kate Winslet heroically saving Branson's elderly mother from the flames.