Tom Cruise collected one of Larry Ellison’s cars in the Lanai: Bloomberg

  • Tom Cruise visited Larry Ellison’s Hawaiian Island shortly after the magnate bought it, according to Bloomberg.
  • Cruise turned around and took one of Ellison’s cars while driving on the island, the report states.
  • The incident was not reported to the police because no one was injured, a source told the publication.

Tom Cruise turned and took one of Larry Ellison’s cars during a visit to the technology island’s Hawaiian island, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek’s Sophie Alexander on June 9.

Ellison, now worth $ 86.9 billion, bought the Hawaiian island of Lanai for $ 300 million in 2012. He now owns 98% of the 90,000-acre island, which is part of Maui County and home to 2,700 inhabitants. . The lanai has two Four Seasons Resorts as well as a mix of private homes and commercial properties.

In the report, Bloomberg examined how the Oracle founder’s purchase has affected companies and families who have called the island home for generations. First, the island has begun to attract a richer clientele over the past decade, Bloomberg found – including Tom Cruise, who visited the lanai shortly after Ellison bought the island.

Bloomberg spoke with eight sources about the movie star’s time on the island. Cruise turned around and picked up a Toyota Land Cruiser that belonged to Ellison while driving on Lanais’ mostly unpaved roads, several sources told the outlet. Employees of Pulama, a land and resource management company owned by Ellison, had to “clean up” and recycle the wreck, the report says.

No police records of the incident were filed because Cruise had damaged the car on private land, no one was injured, and Ellison owned the truck that towed the entire car, a source requesting anonymity told Bloomberg.

Lanai Four Seasons declined to comment on Bloomberg’s report. Cruises and Ellison’s representatives did not respond to Bloomberg’s requests for comment.

Ellison’s transformation of the lanai into a sanctuary for the rich has created a fair amount of controversy. He has been accused of forcing families who have lived on the island for generations to travel to make room for his plan to make the island a “well-being utopia” for the wealthy.

Ellison, Cruise Representatives, the Maui Police Department and Four Seasons Lanai did not immediately respond to insider requests for comment.

Read the full report on Bloomberg.