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Cofounder, CEO, philanthropist, and now cowboy

Is there anything Mark Zuckerberg can't do?

Source: Business Insider

Mark Zuckerberg: cofounder, CEO, philanthropist, and now cowboy.

The Meta chief's new addition to a list of titles comes as he revealed his latest venture is livestock farming.

Zuckerberg shared the news that he's "started raising cattle" at his ranch in Hawaii and he's going to give them beer to drink.

The billionaire announced his farming ambitions in the caption of an Instagram post, along with a photo of himself with a plate of steak.

"Started raising cattle at Ko'olau Ranch on Kauai, and my goal is to create some of the highest quality beef in the world," he wrote. "The cattle are wagyu and angus, and they'll grow up eating macadamia meal and drinking beer that we grow and produce here on the ranch."

Wagyu, a Japanese beef cattle breed, are sometimes given beer to drink as an appetite stimulant, according to beef producer Blackmore Wagyu.

Zuckerberg splashed out more than $100 million on the 700-acre estate in Kauai in Hawaii in 2014, per Forbes, and then added a further 600 acres in 2021 for $53 million, Mansion Global reported. That same year he purchased 110 more acres of land in Kauai, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported at the time.

The estate, where his ranch is based, is now about 1,500 acres and it includes a public beach. It's also going to be home to a huge compound he's building that will include a 5,000-square-foot underground bunker, Wired first reported in December.

The estate even has acres of macadamia trees, according to Zuckerberg, who said in the post caption that his daughters "help plant" the trees and care for different animals on their ranch.

He added that each cow consumes between 5,000 to 10,000 pounds of food per year, which means relying on a huge amount of macadamia meal produced from the nuts grown on his trees.

Representatives for Mark Zuckerberg didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment, made outside of normal working hours.

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