Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have almost doubled the size of their estate in Hawaii, purchasing a neighboring 600 acre plot for $53 million in a move likely to further enrage his island critics.
The Facebook founder, who began buying up chunks of the island in September 2014, added the additional land on March 19, according to Pacific Business News.
Kauai is the fourth largest of Hawaii’s eight main islands, and home to 67,000 people.
The north shore land, which includes the spectacular Larsen’s Beach, was bought from a nonprofit organization established by a local family, whose roots, the paper reported, go back to the days of the Hawaiian kingdom.
Abner and Lucy Wilcox, a missionary couple, arrived from Connecticut in 1837 – when Hawaii was still a monarchy.
The monarchy would remain in power until January 1895, and the territory was then annexed by the U.S.
The Wilcoxes ran a school, which would pass down through the generations.
In 1975 the Waioli Corporation took over the management of the land, and the trustees sold part of their property to the Zuckerberg-Chan family.
Waioli operates federal and state historic places across the island, including Waioli Mission House Museum and the Mahamoku Beach Residence in Hanalei, and Grove Farm Museum in Lihu‘e, as well as plantation-era steam locomotives in its collection.
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