Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is an advocate of open borders and increased immigration for the United States but sings a different tune when it comes to his own home.
In addition to a wall surrounding his house and a personal security team, he has now bought the houses surrounding his home which he plans to tear down and replace with smaller ones so no one can see into his compound.
Mark Zuckerberg to tear down and rebuild four houses surrounding his home
Mark Zuckerberg is planning to do some major construction on his block.
The Facebook CEO just submitted plans to tear down and rebuild four of the houses surrounding his Palo Alto home.
Zuckerberg bought the homes in 2012 and 2013 for about $43.8 million, according to Zillow estimates. He purchased his current home in 2011 for $7 million.
The construction plans indicate that Zuckerberg intends to make the new houses 20% smaller than their original size.
In total, they represent about “half of the allowable square footage for the four properties,” according to plans submitted earlier this month. Three of the proposed four homes are one story.
To minimize the impact and duration of construction, all four properties will be built at the same time. The architectural teams say they will try to protect existing trees.
Some reports speculate that Zuckerberg wants more privacy and security and is building the new properties to ensure that. Facebook gave him more than $5 million last year for personal security services, including private planes and security at his home.
Bill Whittle recently discussed the hypocrisy of this with Stephen Green and Scott Ott.
Why does Zuckerberg need so much security? If open borders are OK for the U.S. they should be good enough for him too.