US Real Estate

Zuckerberg to Bulldoze Homes Worth $30 Million Around His House for ‘Privacy’ Reasons

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

In 2013, Mark Zuckerberg purchased the four homes surrounding his own in Palo Alto, worth $30 million in total, for privacy purposes.  New city planning papers...

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