Mark Zuckerberg started with 1 $7 million house before buying his neighbor’s houses

Co-founder and CEO of social media platform Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has been in the public eye for years. Often cited as a prime example of an eccentric billionaire, Zuckerberg likes to live off the radar. But he definitely likes the trappings of fame and fortune. Over the years, Zuckerberg has invested in several expensive homes, and these days the tech entrepreneur owns at least a dozen properties. Notably, not only does Zuckerberg enjoy buying homes in exclusive neighborhoods, but the billionaire has a reputation for even buying his neighbors’ properties to ensure maximum privacy for him and his family.

What is Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth?

Facebook Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A renowned software developer, Zuckerberg launched Facebook in 2004. The social media platform quickly took off, reaching one billion users in 2012. In 2007, Zuckerberg was in the limelight. He became a billionaire and gained notoriety for both his technological genius and his supposed eccentricity. Over the past decade, Zuckerberg has consistently been considered one of the most influential people in the world due to his involvement with Facebook and its parent company, Meta Platforms.

Zuckerberg has often sparked controversy due to his handling of various issues with Facebook’s privacy measures. But the media mogul only got richer. According Celebrity Net Worth, Zuckerberg’s net worth in 2022 is around $70 billion. The publication notes that Zuckerberg is one of the wealthiest people on the planet and one of the youngest in this elite group.

Mark Zuckerberg owns 10 homes in California alone

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The billionaire married his wife, Priscilla Chan, in 2012. The couple have two young children. Zuckerberg and his family are living the good life. According Architectural Summary, he owns at least a dozen homes, 10 of which are located in California. His extensive real estate holdings began in 2011 when Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto. The mansion is said to be just over 5,600 square feet. It’s equipped with all sorts of technological advancements, including a bespoke AI assistant.

Over the years that followed, Zuckerberg bought several more homes in California. He even bought the houses surrounding their original Palo Alto home to create a custom-built resort for him and his family. In 2014, Zuckerberg and his crew expanded their operations to Hawaii. The Facebook co-founder bought more than 700 acres on the island of Kauai for around $116 million. Since then, Zuckerberg and Chan have purchased more properties in Hawaii, as well as in Lake Tahoe.

Zuckerberg and his family enjoy some downtime in Lake Tahoe

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Its Silicon Valley homes keep it near the center of the action. But when Zuckerberg wants to relax, he heads to his Lake Tahoe property. He owns two mansions in the area, according to square meters, vast houses spread over 10 acres. Apparently, the main mansion has 15 bedrooms, huge levels for mooring one’s boats, and stunning panoramic views of the lake and surrounding woods.

The mansions come complete with guest houses and space for property caretakers, plus all the interior delights one would expect of a tech mogul, like an extravagant billiard room and built-in shelving for pleasant nights by the fireside. For Zuckerberg, his Lake Tahoe property is the perfect place to escape the chaos of running a massive business venture and enjoy some downtime with his family.

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