Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are building a secret $100 million mansion on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The mansion includes a vast 5,000 square foot bunker with its own power source.
as wired reportthis huge estate is one of the most expensive in the world, costing an additional $170 to purchase the land, and is so shrouded in secrecy that merchants and security guards working on the site have only spoken to the press. You will be fired immediately.
“It's fight club,” said one former contractor. wired. “We don't talk about fight club.”
Zunker of the End
The scale of the compound is staggering. According to official documents obtained by wiredthe complex consists of more than a dozen buildings with 30 bedrooms and 30 bathrooms.
Eleven treehouses will be set up in the forest area and connected by rope bridges.
And the huge underground shelter is equipped with everything from escape hatches to blast doors. All will be filled with surveillance cameras and underground shelters made of reinforced concrete will be built in a style “common in bunkers and air raid shelters,” the report said. A massive 55-foot-tall water tank and power supply make the shelter nearly self-sufficient.
And given the non-disclosure agreements workers must sign, the tycoons are hell-bent on keeping the trespassers out at all costs.
“The only other time you see something like this is when you're operating a secure military installation,” a local official said. wired. “It's very unusual to have an NDA attached to a private project.”
Considering the meta terrible track record In ensuring the privacy of billions of users, it's quite ironic to see Zuckerberg willing to go to the ends of the world to keep his vast estate in Hawaii a secret.
“NDAs are the cushion for all interactions for privacy-minded tech billionaires whose main business is selling personal data,” said Daniel Citron, a privacy expert who has visited Zuckerberg's mansion in Silicon Valley. I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case.” wired.
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