Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Newseum September 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Facebook chief and founder Mark Zuckerberg bought four homes adjacent to his own tony Palo Alto house to prevent a developer from building a McMansion capitalizing on being next to the creator of Facebook.
Zuckerberg paid more than $30 million for the four properties next door and behind his home, and is now leasing them back to the owners, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
The 29-year-old billionaire reportedly bought the houses to prevent a developer from building a McMansion and marketing it as "being next door to Mark Zuckerberg," according to an unnamed source.