Mark Zuckerberg Sues to Make His $100M Hawaii Estate Even More Private by the Forward

Mark Zuckerberg Sues to Make His $100M Hawaii Estate Even More Private

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Mark Zuckberg might have started the world’s premier social network, but he’s not in the mood for new friends when’s he on holiday at his 700-acre estate on Kauai.

He’s now suing hundreds of Native Hawaiian families who own small plots in the middle of his estate, giving them the right to traverse his lands, reported the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

If the legal action succeeds, the families will be forced to sell their property — inherited over the generations in some cases — to the highest bidder (presumably Zuckerberg) at a public auction. It is common in Hawaii for small parcels of land to exist within large estates.

Zuckerberg bought the estate in 2014, paying $100 million in total. He is worth a total of $44.6 billion.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.

Mark Zuckerberg Sues to Make His $100M Hawaii Estate Even More Private

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