Mark Zuckerberg’s Kualoa Ranch spans 607 hectares and features a 464 square meter doomsday bunker with its own energy and food supplies.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is said to be building a sprawling complex on Kauai, Hawaii’s oldest island, that will offer a unique blend of luxury and survival elements.
Specifically, Kualoa Ranch Farm covers approximately 607 hectares and has a public beach. In December 2023, “Wired” reported that Zuckerberg planned to build a large complex here, including a 464-square-meter “doomsday bunker.”
The shelter was designed with concrete-filled metal doors, a common feature of shelters and bomb shelters. The basement also has its own energy and food supply.
In addition to the bunker, Zuckerberg’s complex will include more than 30 bedrooms and bathrooms, two mansions connected to the bunker via tunnels, and dozens of treehouses linked by rope bridges.
The project reflects a growing trend of doomsday preparation among Silicon Valley’s elite.
Wired estimates that the construction process will cost CEO Meta about $100 million, in addition to the $170 million previously spent to purchase the land.
According to Forbes, Zuckerberg spent $100 million to purchase a 283-hectare parcel of land on the Hawaiian island of Kauai in 2014. In 2021, he purchased an additional 242 hectares and an additional 44 hectares on Kauai.
Zuckerberg’s land purchase on Kauai has come under scrutiny for its impact on local residents. He has been criticized for suing people who sold land left by his grandparents, NBC reported. In 2017, CEO Meta apologized and withdrew the lawsuit.