Being one of the richest people in the world, it would be pretty tempting to splash out on a luxurious vacation home somewhere tropical - somewhere that you can fly out to in your private jet whenever the heck you want, somewhere that you can relax and unwind, again, whenever the heck you want.
For some people, this fantasy is a reality.
Facebook billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg, is known for his implicit privacy, but, in recent days, his vacation home in Hawaii has come to light and it's everything that we would expect it to be.
Read on to take a look at the property that we will more than likely never be able to afford...
Mark Zuckerberg is 100% self-made.
via: ShutterstockThe American technology entrepreneur is best known for co-founding and leading Facebook as its chairman and chief executive. Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room, so it's safe to say that he truly started from the bottom.
Zuckerberg was known as the "go-to computer programmer" on campus.
via: ShutterstockBy the time that his sophomore year had come around, he had already built two programs: CourseMash and FaceMash. The two programs became wildly popular, but the university shut them down after deeming them inappropriate.
Zuckerberg dropped out of college to focus on Facebook.
via: ShutterstockSince its launch in 2004, the website reached 1 million users by the end of that very year. It now has a staggering 2.38 billion users today in 2019.
He met his wife all the way back in college.
via: LA Daily NewsZuckerberg and wife, Priscilla Chan, met when they were both studying at Harvard, and got married in 2012. Together, they created the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in 2015, which made a pledge to donate 99% of their Facebook shares, which were then valued at $45 billion.
That's a lot of money to donate...
via: Business InsiderBut, according to Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg's net worth alone was $71 billion in 2018. Imagine how much money the power couple must have combined...
One can only imagine the things that they could buy...
via: Getty ImagesDoes an island in Hawaii come to mind? Zuckerberg owns an enormous amount of land in Hawaii that he has reportedly paid $100 million for.
The property is located on the North Shore of Hawaiian island of Kaua'i.
via: Getty ImagesThe billionaire purchased the property back in 2014, and, according to Business Insider, it included two "separate parcels: the Kahu'aina Plantation, a 357-acre former sugarcane plantation, and Pila'a Beach, a 393-acre property with a white-sand beach."
There are plans to build just one luxurious home on the island.
via: Getty ImagesZuckerberg reportedly paid $100 million for both properties, though, apparently, a source told Forbes that he only plans to build one home, and has since spent $45 million to purchase additional land on the island.
The Kahu’aina Plantation includes 2,500 feet of white-sand beach.
via: Getty ImagesWhich means a lot of space for potential homes.
It also has a working organic farm.
via: Getty ImagesThis includes a variety of crops, including turmeric and papaya.
The plantation was originally intended to be home to up to eighty houses...
via: Getty ImagesBut it seems that Zuckerberg only intends to build the one home, leaving the additional space for himself and his family.
Construction for the house began in May 2018...
via: Business InsiderIt is a two-bedroom, 6,100 square-feet space that includes a separate garage complex, administration building, and security headquarters all with key-card access.
Zuckerberg isn't a fan of neighbors, it seems.
via: Getty ImagesIn 2013, he bought four houses adjacent to his Palo Alto home to prevent anybody from moving in, giving the Kahu'aina Plantation an exclusive and isolated feel. Looks like we won't be moving in any time soon then...
The Facebook billionaire bought two dozen landlocked parcels.
via: Business InsiderA landlocked parcel is a plot of land that has no legal access to public rights of way. The rights to these parcels are known as "kuleanas."
via: Business InsiderThis is how much he reportedly paid to secure this 357-acre parcel.
It doesn't stop there...
via: Getty ImagesZuckerberg reportedly paid an additional $49.8 million for an 89.2 percent stake of Pila'a Beach, an isolated oceanfront property adjacent to the plantation. This guy really doesn't want to be disturbed, does he...
The beach is difficult to access.
via: Getty ImagesWith the rest of the beach being open to the public, the part that Zuckerberg has purchased is situated a bit further back from the shoreline.
So, in total, Zuckerberg owns roughly 750 acres of Hawaiian land...
via: Getty ImagesBut this has caused a land dispute involving a native Hawaiian family, who partially owned 2 acres of the land. It was reported that Zuckerberg teamed up with one of the family members to file suits to force land sales, but ultimately backed out after receiving backlash.
All of this land clearly wasn't enough.
via: Getty ImagesIn 2017, Zuckerberg spent an extra $45 million on eighty-nine more acres of land.
Turns out, being a billionaire buys you some pretty amazing things...
via: Getty ImagesAs one of the world's most wealthy individuals, it's only to be expected that Zuckerberg splashes some cash on something extravagant and totally mind-blowing. Zuckerberg's main priority is the privacy of his family, and he's gone to the extremes to ensure that he and his family can go on vacation without being disturbed... I'm pretty sure an entire island will do just the job...