Billionaires and super-wealthy tech moguls have begun buying up island property and underground bunkers as they start preparing for WWIII.
Silicon Valley events are reportedly dominated with talk of the impending apocalypse, with many preparations having already started as the threat of an all-out nuclear world war looms closer each day.
There are also reports of a boom in “apocalypse insurance” being taken out by billionaires that have bought land and property in New Zealand.
The Sun reports: Dinner party conversations in Silicon Valley are now dominated by talk of society crumbling amid nuclear war and what steps the billionaire elites are taking to avoid the fallout, reports the New Yorker.
Reddit founder Steve Huffman, 33, admits he and former CEO Yishan Wong have both had corrective eye surgery in preparation for the breakdown in western civilization.
He said: “If the world ends — and not even if the world ends, but if we have trouble — getting contacts or glasses is going to be a huge pain in the ass.
”The New Yorker also spoke with Larry Hall, the CEO of the Survival Condo Project, which is a 15 story nuclear warhead silo turned into luxury doomsday properties.
In 2008, Hall paid $300,000 for the silo and spent nearly $20million refurbishing it for anxious wealthy investors.
He has now sold all the private apartments – 12 including one for himself – for $3million each.New Zealand is one of the most popular places in the world for tech moguls to buy ‘apocalypse insurance’.
A record number of Americans reportedly bought property in the far-flung island nation in the seven days after Donald Trump’s shock election win.
LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman told the magazine “saying you’re ‘buying a house in New Zealand’ is kind of a wink, wink, say no more.”
Another popular choice for technology giants to buy is Hawaii.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has bought a 750-acre property on the island of Kauai, reports Forbes.
The young billionaire reportedly bought two properties on the land for a whopping $100 million where he plans to build one giant home.
Co-founder of software giant Oracle Larry Ellison owns 98 percent of Hawaii’s sixth-largest island Lanai.Ellison, who is the fifth richest person in the world, also bought the Lanai’s own airline which provides commuter flights around the island.PayPal co-founder and billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel owns a giant oceanfront home in Maui.
The high-profile Trump supporter bought the property for $27million which is the biggest real-estate deal in Maui’s history.
Another member of the Silicon Valley elite, Michael Dell, has built a sprawling compound known as The Castle on top of a hill in Austin, Texas.
In 1997, the CEO of Dell Technologies started to develop the property which is known for its high walls and state of the art security.