The founder and director of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is incredibly successful and rich. He has achieved amazing results thanks to his programming talent and brilliant entrepreneurial skills. The net worth of the businessman is estimated to be $73.6 billion in 2017 (Forbes). This colossal sum has earned him the fifth position on the ranking of the richest people in the world. From this article, you will learn about Mark Zuckerberg’s house and cars.
Mark Zuckerberg house in Palo Alto
Mark once published a presentation on his Facebook page in which he talked about his new invention – artificial intelligence for the smart house system. The video showed several rooms with amazing features and many people were impressed. However, contrary to what many would expect, Mark and his family live very modestly.
He bought his house in Palo Alto for $7 million. The young billionaire and his family have been known to live there for a long time.
Just check out this modest and cozy patio with a swimming pool. It seems like a great place for a family to rest.
One entrepreneur wanted to buy houses in the neighborhood to build elite mansions and sell them to the rich who would like to live next to the CEO of Facebook. To prevent this from happening, Zuckerberg had to buy his neighboring houses for $30 million.
He did not want to demolish the existing houses to build one huge super-mansion. After all, the neighboring houses were not bought for expansion purposes or even for investment purposes (even though this was considered at the moment of purchase).
The funny thing is that the previous owners he bought the houses from did not move out. They still live in the houses that now belong to Zuckerberg, but only as tenants rather than owners.
“Smart assistant” in Zuckerberg’s house
In a video presentation, viewers got the opportunity to take a look at not just Mark Zuckerberg’s new invention, but the insides of his home as well. It was revealed that it took him a whole year to develop the innovative system he showed. Mark called it “smart assistant” Jarvis in honor of the cyber butler from the films about Iron Man.
In the video, the founder of Facebook clearly demonstrated all the possibilities of Jarvis. The system allows him manage the house using voice or text commands of all members of the Zuckerberg family.
The artificial intelligence can plan meetings and follow daily routines. With simple voice commands, Jarvis can open curtains, turn on lights or music. The intelligent helper can also make a simple breakfast like toasts, or wake the children up in the morning.
To show all the possibilities of artificial intelligence, Zuckerberg asked Jarvis to “play a good Nickelback song”, but the “clever assistant” refused to do so because “Nickelback does not have any good song.”
One of the main features of Jarvis is its ability to recognize the faces of visitors who are standing at the doorstep of the house. Also, it can monitor the movement of Mark’s little daughter and warn parents in case of danger.
At the end of the video, Zuckerberg noted that the system has not yet been fully refined and called on his subscribers to leave interesting ideas about its further development in the comments.
Mark Zuckerberg’s house interior
Let us take a small virtual tour of the billionaire’s house. You will see that there are really no golden toilet bowls and other elements of excessive luxury.
You can however find a convenient terrace and garden furniture in his yard, where Mark can communicate with guests, drink tea, read a book, etc.
An important member of the family is in the photo below. This funny pet enjoys all the perks of the house.
Mark has no banquet halls and servants; family members prepare food and eat in a modest, neat kitchen.
Living room – this is a nice place for pleasant leisure family time and conversations.
In the bathroom, you can find everything necessary for comfort, but there is absolutely nothing superfluous.
It is decorated in pleasant light colors. Here one can not only clean their body, but also clear their thoughts. You can choose to either take a shower or have a bath. Again we see that convenience is what matters most for the owner of this house.
In conclusion, we can say that Mark’s house in Palo Alto is modest, convenient, cozy and has a special smart assistant.
House in San Francisco
Mark Zuckerberg also has landed property in San Francisco. This house which is located in Liberty Hill is worth $10 million and covers an area of 7980 square feet.
Mark had to spend $1.6 million for the renovation of this house which he remodeled in April 2013. According to eyewitnesses, about 50 builders worked on this mansion. They prevented the residents of the street from parking and were quite noisy. Local citizens argue that sidewalks were rummaged to ensure communications.
Journalists managed to talk with the construction contractor who admitted that the scale of work was very huge. He however explained that the problems being experienced by the residents due to the work being carried out on the house were greatly exaggerated. He stressed that his subordinates were doing everything possible to keep the district clean and to inform neighbors about all the works.
Property on Kauai island
Mark Zuckerberg once sued hundreds of residents of the Hawaiian island of Kauai in an attempt to evict them and get an opportunity to relax on the beach with his family.
In 2014, the billionaire spent $100 million to buy real estate here, and later purchased the nearby areas for another $30 million, but the locals still have the right to move through his land.
The companies representing the interests of Zuckerberg appealed to the Kauai court with a request to initiate forced sale at an auction. The billionaire was ready to buy up the land at an inflated price.
His lawyer, Keoni Shultz, noted that the Hawaiian people have lived on the same plot for many generations and occupy a small piece of the area. It is hard to even tell that they formerly owned vast territories.
Zuckerberg published a post on Facebook in which he said that he did not force the local people to leave their lands and insisted that many should be pleased to learn about the existence of their property and, in addition, to get good money for it.
In June 2016, Zuckerberg began to build a two-meter wall around his property on Kauai. This angered his neighbors and residents of the island who did not like that the massive structure would spoil the landscape.
At the time of purchase, this house was worth about $90 million. It is located in a glass tower high above the center of Manhattan. Mark’s huge apartment occupies the 89th and 90th floors of the building.
Mark Zuckerberg cars
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the wealthiest people in the world of high technology; he could easily buy himself the best models of Ferrari, Bugatti, Land Rover etc. However, this man adheres to the principle of “a car is not a luxury but a means of transportation”. He has 4 cars at the moment; let us talk more about each of them.
1. Acura TSX
This is a mid-size car equipped with an automatic transmission and 5 speeds. The engine has 4 cylinders and a volume of 2.4 liters. The vehicle is capable of speeding up to 137 miles per hour and has a high horsepower brake.
Zuckerberg loves inconspicuous cars and does not want to attract attention on ordinary working days. However, if you read further, you will see that he has at least one luxury automobile worthy of his billionaire status.
2. Volkswagen MK6 GTI
This black car produced in 2014 was significantly modified. Many of its options have been improved but it is still difficult to call this mechanism a car of the elite class.
It is equipped with alloy wheels, a manual transmission and other additions that the owner put in himself. Its maximum speed is 238 kilometers per hour and it can acceleration to 100 kilometers in 6.9 seconds.
Volkswagen representatives were extremely surprised that Mark decided to buy their car and gave him a present. Presumably, this vehicle costs $30 thousand.
3. Pagani Huayra
Mark Zuckerberg purchased one of the first models of this car to enter the US. This is a first-class vehicle with 730 horsepower. The dual-clutch transmission passes power to the rear wheels. A high amount of carbon fiber was used to manufacture this car. The maximum speed is 231 miles per hour.
It is believed that Zuckerberg updated his fleet with this novelty for only $1.3 million. Just 3.2 seconds is enough to hit a speed of 60 miles per hour in this car, which is somewhat better than that of the previous car.
4. Honda FIT
Now let us return to a more modest car. Zuckerberg is also the owner of a silver Honda FIT 2015. This vehicle is fairly affordable for any representative of the middle class.
The maximum speed is 118 miles per hour. The 4-cylinder engine has 117 horsepower. It has a manual transmission with 5 steps.
After seeing all the properties mentioned above, it is easy to believe that Mark has nothing else to strive for since he already has almost everything a person needs. However, we wish him more success and multiplied wealth. He is a good example for all businessmen.