Meta CEO’s $270 Million Project Unveils Extravagant Compound with Underground Bunker.
Meta Platforms Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has initiated the development of Koolau Ranch, an extraordinary compound in Kauai, Hawaii, marrying luxury and survivalist features. The project, estimated to cost $270 million, showcases a unique blend of opulence and preparedness, becoming emblematic of a rising trend among Silicon Valley elites.
Koolau Ranch, sprawled over 1,400 acres, is set to feature a 5,000-square-foot underground bunker, complete with its own energy and food supplies, embodying a fusion of extravagance and resilience. The bunker, constructed with a metal door filled with concrete, reflects a growing interest in preparedness among influential figures.
The compound, shrouded in secrecy, has been subject to strict nondisclosure agreements for workers and intense surveillance with military-style security measures. Reports suggest that Zuckerberg concealed the land acquisitions using shell companies, leading to lawsuits alleging pressure on locals with ancestral land rights to sell or engage in bidding wars.