Sat Mar 9, 2019, 05:53 PM

A Trip Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Sprawling, Embattled Compound in Hawaii

A Trip Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Sprawling, Embattled Compound in Hawaii

Last Sunday morning, more than a dozen cars were parked along a six-foot wall built around Mark Zuckerberg’s vast retreat on the northeast corner of Kauai, a small, remote Hawaiian island that’s home to 70,000 people. The gate, which is almost always locked shut, was open, so you could walk right past the Facebook-blue sign that reads “PRIVATE PROPERTY Thank you for not trespassing.” The lava rock wall, which Zuckerberg started building in 2016, inflamed some of his neighbors. It’s built on a bluff a mile from the ocean and now stretches for nearly a mile along Zuckerberg’s property, making it impossible to see the water from the road.

Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan acquired more than 700-acres on Kauai in 2014 by purchasing two adjacent beachside properties reportedly for more than $100 million. Last year, he purchased another 89-acres for $45.3 million. His property extends a mile inland over a former sugarcane plantation. Multiple streams flow across the land to the ocean, carving out forested valleys through rolling pastures grazed by cattle.

While the Facebook CEO likely hoped this corner of Kauai would be his private oasis, his property is peppered with more than a dozen smaller parcels of what are called Kuleana lands—land that was awarded during the 1850s and has been passed down for generations by local families. For the last several years, these lands Zuckerberg doesn’t own have been the source of simmering conflict with the community, as he has taken aggressive steps to buy or otherwise control a part of Kauai.....

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Lots of nice photographs of a spread that's only slightly larger than the "socialist" Breadlines Bernie's in Vermont.

Lots of room and all sorts of accommodations that could put up thousands of undocumented aliens, too.

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Sat Mar 9, 2019, 09:29 PM

1. This sounds just like the plot to "the Descendants"

A film set in Kauai starring George Clooney.

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