Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, is building a house. OK, from a square footage perspective he’s building a small shopping mall he’s planning on living in, but that’s beside the point. He’s filthy rich and he can spend his money however he wants.
Zuckerberg and his wife have a $10 million starter home near San Francisco, as newlyweds do, and are in the midst of modernizing it. Some of the upgrades the Zuckerbergs are making, according to the Free Beacon, are:
$720,000 for an office, media room, half bathroom, mudroom, laundry room, wine room and wet bar, plus a new second-floor half bathroom and remodel of the second, third and fourth floors.
$750,000 for an addition to the rear and side of the house, reconfigured landscaping and window restoration work.
$25,000 to make the fourth floor legally “habitable,” add a bathroom and turn part of the roof into a deck.
They also report “There’s also a new basement garage, complete with a turntable pad so cars can get in and out more easily.”
Remember the outrage over Mitt Romney’s car elevator? No such outrage when it comes to Zuckerberg’s Batman-esque extravagance, because you never know when there will be a “Coding Emergency” and those valuable seconds putting the car in reverse can make all the difference.
I don’t begrudge Zuckerberg his Bat-Cave accessory, I’d love to have one, it’s just amusing to see him escape any criticism over it when Romney was beat about the head and neck by the media for a similar luxury.
But Zuckerberg can do so without media scrutiny or progressive outrage, not because he’s rich, but because he’s a major funder in the push for amnesty for illegal aliens. Seems wanting a cheap workforce to keep your company’s wages lower than the market will otherwise bear gives you a free pass to avoid criticism.
Rare video of Mark Zuckerberg leaving for work.