Map reveals where billionaires are stockpiling land that could be used in the apocalypse – SFGate

Posted: June 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm

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In this Dec. 14, 2016, file photo, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos speaks during a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York.

In this Dec. 14, 2016, file photo, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos speaks during a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York.

Forbes ranks the world's billionaires.

Forbes ranks the world's billionaires.

Name: David Koch - 10

This year's net worth: $39.6

Source: Koch Industries

Country: U.S.

Name: David Koch - 10

This year's net worth: $39.6

Source: Koch Industries

Country: U.S.

Name: Charles Koch - 9

This year's net worth: $39.6

Source: Koch Industries

Country: U.S.

Name: Charles Koch - 9

This year's net worth: $39.6

Source: Koch Industries

Country: U.S.

Name: Michael Bloomberg - 8

This year's net worth: $40 billion

Source: Bloomberg LP

Country: U.S.

Name: Michael Bloomberg - 8

This year's net worth: $40 billion

Source: Bloomberg LP

Country: U.S.

Name: Larry Ellison - 7

This year's net worth: $43.6 billion

Source: Oracle

Country: U.S.

Name: Larry Ellison - 7

This year's net worth: $43.6 billion

Source: Oracle

Country: U.S.

Name: Mark Zuckerberg - 6

This year's net worth: $44.6 billion

Source: Facebook

Country: U.S.

Name: Mark Zuckerberg - 6

This year's net worth: $44.6 billion

Source: Facebook

Country: U.S.

Name: Jeff Bezos - 5

This year's net worth: $45.2 billion

Source: Amazon.com

Country: U.S.

Name: Jeff Bezos - 5

This year's net worth: $45.2 billion

Source: Amazon.com

Country: U.S.

Name: Carlos Slim - 4

This year's net worth: $50 billion

Source: Telecom

Country: Mexico

Name: Carlos Slim - 4

This year's net worth: $50 billion

Source: Telecom

Country: Mexico

Name: Warren Buffett - 3

This year's net worth: $60.8 billion

Source: Berkshire Hathaway

Country: U.S.

Name: Warren Buffett - 3

This year's net worth: $60.8 billion

Source: Berkshire Hathaway

Country: U.S.

Name: Amancio Ortega - 2

This year's net worth: $67

Source: Retail

Country: Spain

Name: Amancio Ortega - 2

This year's net worth: $67

Source: Retail

Country: Spain

Name: Bill Gates - 1

This year's net worth: $75 billion

Source: Microsoft

Country: U.S.

Name: Bill Gates - 1

This year's net worth: $75 billion

Source: Microsoft

Country: U.S.

Map reveals where billionaires are stockpiling land that could be used in the apocalypse

When the apocalypse arrives, life goes on. That's the possibility some are preparing for, at least.

A new article in Forbes suggests the USbillionairesare making significant land grabs in America's heartland, where the climate is mild and the locations are conducive to survivalism and living on the land. The Midwest ishome to several fortified shelters and vacation homes where the super-richcould happily live out their post-doomsday (or retirement) days.

Reid Hoffman, the cofounder of LinkedIn and a notable investor,told The New Yorker earlier this year he estimated more than 50% of Silicon Valley billionaires had bought some level of "apocalypse insurance," like a bunker.

Fortified shelters, built to withstand catastrophic events from viral epidemic to nuclear war, seem to be experiencing a wave of interest in general as hints of a nuclear conflict ramp up.

Real estate developersare capitalizing on the moment with luxuryunderground doomsday shelters that cost as much as$3 million. These post-apocalyptic homes, often built onretired military bases or in missile silos, includeluxury amenities and safety featureslike nuclear blast doors, armored trucks, and massive storesof food and water.

The map below reveals where American billionaires are stockpiling land that could be used in the apocalypse.

Skye Gould/Business Insider

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