Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg buys new £4.2m pad

According to local newspapers, the world's youngest billionaire recently spent $7m (£4.2m) on a crash pad in Palo Alto, a 10-minute drive from Facebook's soon-to-be-opened headquarters in Silicon Valley.

The 5,000 square foot pile may lack what readers of a snobbish persuasion would describe as “character”, but it does boast features commensurate with its 26-year-old owner's status. In addition to five bedrooms and five bathrooms, there's a saltwater pool, glassed-in sunroom, and planet-destroying outdoor fireplace.

Until now, Zuckerberg has lived remarkably modestly, renting a sparsely-furnished starter home. The address of Zuckerberg's property was widely known, and its front door was accessible from the street. Four months ago, he was forced to take out a restraining order against a male stalker who turned up on his doorstep.

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