Jan 28, 2017

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg drops case to acquire Hawaiian land

The billionaire tech mogul had filed a legal case seeking to acquire small pockets of land within his large estate on the island of Kauai. Mr Zuckerberg bought a large, 700-acre estate on the Hawaiian island, where he says his family wish to "Put down roots." The estate is littered with a number of small parcels of land called kuleana. Kuleana rights are part of the history of the Hawaiian islands, as the small areas of land were handed out to native tenant farmers in the 1850s. Announcing his decision in a letter to local newspaper The Garden Island on Friday, said the controversy had taught him more about the historical significance of the land rights.

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