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Meet the Man Who Finds Private Islands for Celebrities

Few real estate agents can compete with Farhad Vladi, the world's foremost purveyor of private islands. Vladi has helped sell more than 3,000 of them since 1971, when, as an economics grad student, he visited Cousine Island in the Seychelles, learned it was for sale, and persuaded a businessman in his hometown of Hamburg to purchase it for 1 million deutsche marks.

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