Mark Zuckerberg Spent Big Bucks to Buy Part of Hawaii, Help Fight Ebola

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What's $125 million anyway.

Apparently, not much when you're the world's youngest billionaire – Mark Zuckerberg – who dropped more than $100 million to buy 700 acres of stunning Hawaii coastline, according to Forbes.

The mag reported that the 30-year-old Facebook founder bought Pila'a Beach and Kahu'aina Plantation
(a former sugarcane plantation) - two adjacent properties on Kauai's North Shore. The plantation site alone is so big that up to 80 homes can be built on it, Pacific Business News (via the New York Daily News) reported, and includes white sand beaches and an organic farm.

As for the additional $25 million, Mark and his wife Priscilla donated that to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to help fight the Ebola crisis that has killed more than 4,440 people in west Africa and has spread to the U.S., according to NBC News.

Allen & Co. Media And Technology Conference"Priscilla and I are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola," Mark wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. "The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and projections suggest it could infect 1 million people or more over the next several months if not addressed."

"We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn't spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio," the mogul, who is reportedly worth $32 billion, continued. "We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome."

"Grants like this directly help the frontline responders in their heroic work. These people are on the ground setting up care centers, training local staff, identifying Ebola cases and much more. We are hopeful this will help save lives and get this outbreak under control. To learn more about the fight against Ebola:"

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