It has been reported in the news and social media that Mark Zuckerberg has purchased 600 more acres on Kauai. The property was apparently sold last month for over $50 million by a local family who trace ownership back to the Kingdom of Hawaii. That brought the Zuckerberg Kauai empire to a total of over 1,300 acres.
The transaction did not include the road which provides Larsen’s beach access. That is open to the public and is owned by the County of Kauai. As you may know, all Hawaii beaches are public.
The latest property is slated to remain undeveloped. There’s a good chance that will actually happen. Consider the land holdings on Kauai by Bette Midler that also remain undeveloped as an example.
57,000 square foot home.
According to county building permits, the Zuckerberg’s have a 57,000 square foot single-family residence with a total of 25 bathrooms on their original property.
With a net worth estimated at $114 billion, Zuckerberg is one of the richest people in the world. That is said to have grown by more than $40 billion in just the past year.
Where on Kauai are Zuckerberg’s properties found.
In his original purchases, the Facebook head acquired 700 acres, which included access to white sand Pilaa Beach, an organic farm, and a prior sugarcane plantation.
The original Pilaa Beach property consisting of 350 acres was acquired for about $50 million. An adjacent 357-acre plantation property that was previously planted in sugarcane was also added. It featured 2,500 feet of oceanfront access plus the organic farm. That cost the social media guru another $66 million.
A few miles to the south of Kilauea, on Kauai’s north shore, turn towards the ocean at the Kilauea Farm sign on N. Wailapa Road. Then drive to the end and turn left on a dirt road that ends at the beach overlook.
At the overlook, you’ll find two trails. The one on the left goes to beautiful Waiakalua Beach. It takes about 10 minutes to reach Waiakalua Beach, whereas the Pilaa trail is about 30 minutes away.
Secondly, Zuckerberg had a lava rock wall built along a portion of his property line on Koolau Road, which you’ll see in this video.