Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly building a Hawaii compound with plans for an escape hatch, ‘blind doors,’ and an underground bunker
The Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly building a massive compound in Kauai, Hawaii, that will include features like a 5,000-square-foot underground bunker and an escape hatch, and be self-sufficient with its own energy, food, and water supply, according to a Wired article out Thursday, citing sources and planning documents obtained through public records requests.
Construction on Zuckerberg’s compound, called Koolau Ranch, is estimated to cost around $100 million; coupled with the $170 million spent on the land for the property, the total price tag sits around $270 million, though that’s likely still an underestimate, according to Wired.
The compound will have at least 30 bedrooms and 30 bathrooms and a network of nearly a dozen tree houses connected by rope bridges so guests can move between them “while staying among the treetops,” Wired reports.
There are plans for two mansions connected by a tunnel linked to the underground bunker, where there will be an escape hatch accessible by ladder and hefty metal doors filled with concrete. In the library, Zuck is planning for “blind doors” designed to blend in with the look of the walls, according to Wired.
Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Zuckerberg’s not the first tech titan to build a home readyfor the end of the world.
OpenAI’s ousted-and-reinstated CEO Sam Altman has a stash of things like guns, gold, antibiotics, and gas masks.
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman bought motorcycles, guns, and ammo to be prepared to “hole up in my house for some amount of time” if necessary and even got laser eye surgery because he thinks it’d help his odds of survival in a disaster.
LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman once told the New Yorker he estimates more than half of Silicon Valley billionaires have invested in some type of “apocalypse insurance,” like an underground bunker.