Can Mark Zuckerberg make amends with the people of Kauai?
Zuckerberg and Chan spent more than $170 million buying up Kauai’s acreage — a land grab that has been well documented in national media. In an attempt to enjoy their new home after a rocky start to their Kauai residency, the couple have also donated millions of dollars to various Kauai nonprofits through the Chan Zuckerberg Kauai Community Fund.
The result is a divided community: some sincerely appreciate the funding, some are skeptical and grudgingly grateful, and others say no amount of donations compensate for the purchase of a sizable part of the island. Read more.