As everyone who has ever lived within close proximity of another human being knows, neighbors suck. That's why as soon as rich people come into money, they try to move into a place where they won't have to deal with abusive slumlords or cunning laundry room highwaymen.
But here's the truth: When you're rich, you trade crazy neighbors for crazy rich neighbors -- including some you might have seen on TV. Here are the celebrity equivalents of that dick from 5B who gets off on vacuuming his house at 3:34 a.m.
Mark Zuckerberg And Taylor Swift Buy Beachfront Properties, Ruin The Beach For Everyone Else
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may not be rich enough to buy the ocean itself yet, but he can do the best next thing: block other people from so much as looking at it. For probably their whole lives, the residents of Kilauea, Kauai had enjoyed the beautiful view and refreshing breeze of their local public beach, until Zuckerberg showed up and erected a six-foot wall that blocks both those things (unless you're a giant, anyway).
What Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would see.
What regular mortals see.
Zuckerberg seemed to show no regard for his neighbors' quality of life, or for the amount of "Facebook wall" puns that would be unleashed by local news stations. To further complicate matters, it turns out that some of those neighbors might be legally entitled to traverse the big chunk of Hawaii that Zuckerberg walled up. See, about eight acres within his 700-acre property are technically "ancestral lands" that have belonged to various families for centuries. This year, Zuck's lawyers attempted to identify the 300 or so people who might have ownership of slices of that scattered acreage ... by suing them. It turns out that this isn't the best way to endear yourself to the local population, so Zuckerberg has dropped the suits as he brainstorms some other Mr. Burns scheme.
"Hey other candidates, I own literally all of your drunk party photos!"
Equally obnoxious is the way Taylor Swift is handling the privacy of her Rhode Island beach home: