Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly spent over $100 million to buy two massive chunks of land on Kauai – the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands, Forbes magazine reported. With this purchase, the 30-year-old billionaire plans to create a secluded 700-acre sanctuary for his family, it added. Also Read - Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram account can get deleted if you do this
The first acquisition is Pila’a Beach, an isolated 393 acre land with a private white sand beach. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!
The second land is the adjacent Kahu’aina Plantation, a 357 acre former sugarcane plantation. Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
With a net worth of $32.2 billion, Zuckerberg has paid a reported $66 million for the Kahu’aina Plantation and $49.6 million for Pila’a Beach.
Zuckerberg bought Pila’a Beach from Pfleuger Properties, a Hawaii limited partnership belonging to Jim Pfleuger, a retired local Honda dealer.
The Pila’a Beach property consists of five separate parcels, each which could be developed into private homes, the report added.
The Kahu’aina Plantation was owned by the California-based Falko Partners, belonging to a Hawaii land owner named Larry Bowman.