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Indian Creek rapidly becoming a bastion for billionaires

Four island residents were included among America’s top 500 richest people

October 13, 2014 05:15PM

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Eddie Lampert, Norman Braman, Jaime Gilinski and Charles Johnson

Eddie Lampert, Norman Braman, Jaime Gilinski and Charles Johnson

Indian Creek Island is earning its “billionaire bunker” nickname. Of its 86 residents, four are among America’s top 500 richest people, according to Forbes.

Those four include: activist investor Carl Icahn; hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert; car dealership owner Norman Braman; mutual fund mogul Charles Johnson; and Colombian Jaime Galinski, according to the Miami Herald.

And the rest of the island’s other residents aren’t exactly struggling. Other locals include crooner Julio Iglesias, retired Dolphins coach Don Shula, Turnberry Associates co-CEOs Jackie Soffer and brother Jeffrey, who is married to supermodel Elle MacPherson.

Together, the village boasts a net worth in excess of $37 billion — greater than the gross domestic product of half the world’s nations. [Miami Herald]Christopher Cameron

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