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Celebrities Are Purchasing an Absurd Amount Of Land In Hawai'i (While Native Hawaiians Suffer)

Hawaii, the picturesque paradise known for its stunning beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture, has recently been making headlines for some rather extravagant moves by some of the world's wealthiest individuals. From Jay Z's multi-million dollar investment in expansive Hawaiian land to Oprah Winfrey's latest land acquisition, the island state seems to be a hot spot for the rich and famous looking to make a statement.

Let's start with Jay Z, the hip-hop mogul who recently made waves by investing a whopping $17 million in Hawaiian land. The move, according to reports, is aimed at igniting creative sparks for his music. Because, you know, nothing says inspiration like owning a piece of paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Who needs a recording studio when you have acres of Hawaiian land to get those creative juices flowing?

But Jay Z is not the only one making bold moves in Hawaii. Billionaire CEO Marc Benioff has been quietly acquiring parcels of land in the state through various shell companies since the pandemic began.

An NPR exposé shed light on his aggressive land acquisitions, but Benioff seems to prefer keeping his real estate ventures under wraps. Because, you know, who wants the public to know that they're buying up Hawaii one parcel at a time?

And then there's Oprah Winfrey, the media mogul who has been a part-time resident of Maui for years. With over 100 acres of land in Kula, Oprah decided to expand her Hawaiian empire by purchasing an additional 870 acres in the central part of Maui for nearly $6.6 million. Because, you know, when you're Oprah, you can never have too much land in Hawaii.

But amidst all the glitz and glamour of these celebrity land acquisitions, let's not forget about the devastating fire that ravaged parts of Hawaii a few months ago. While the rich and famous are busy buying up land for their own personal pleasure, the people of Hawaii are still dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster that destroyed homes and livelihoods. But hey, who needs to worry about that when there's land to be bought and creative sparks to be ignited?

Hawaii seems to be the playground for the wealthy elite looking to make a statement with their extravagant land acquisitions. While Jay Z, Marc Benioff, and Oprah Winfrey may be making headlines with their multi-million dollar purchases, let's not forget about the real issues facing the people of Hawaii.

Maybe it's time for these billionaires to put their money where their mouth is and actually make a difference in the lives of those affected by the recent fire. But hey, who needs to be charitable when you can just buy more land in paradise?

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