Mark Zuckerberg is going to court to gain ownership of isolated pockets of land tucked away within his sprawling estate in Hawaii, but says no one will be forced off the property.
Mark Zuckerberg is going to court to gain ownership of isolated pockets of land tucked away within his sprawling estate in Hawaii, but says no one will be forced off the property. Esteban Felix

Zuckerberg defends land grab

FACEBOOK founder Mark Zuckerberg denies his reason for taking several Hawaiian families to court is to force them to sell their plots in his $130million, 280ha property. Under local law, a dozen families have the right to live on land within the billionaire's property on Kauai island. On Facebook, he said he had reached a sale agreement with the majority owners of each of the plots and that the lawsuits were intended to find the minor owners - some of whom owned less than 1% of a plot - and recompense them. However, his legal action could force owners of undeveloped land to sell.



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