Mark Zuckerberg responds to news about Kauai land deal
January 19, 2017 News
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to criticism over a lawsuit he filed over property ownership on the island of Kauai.
He wrote “There have been some misleading stories going around today about our plans in Hawaii, so I want to clear this up.”
Zuckerberg purchased the 700 acre beachfront property located on Kauai’s North Shore for $100 million in 2014 with plans to create a secluded sanctuary for his family.
To ensure privacy, he’s been suing families who might stake some claim to that land.
Under the Kuleana Act of 1850, those lands are also passed down to people who now only own fractions of an interest in the property. But in many cases, there’s no documentation.
In his post Zuckerberg added, “We are working with a professor of Native Hawaiian studies and longtime member of this community, who is participating in this quiet title process with us. It is important to us that we respect Hawaiian history and traditions.”