Facebook is constantly making headlines. With so much going on, did the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, possibly manage to take any time off this summer? It looks like the answer is yes. Zuckerberg, the eighth-richest person in the world, spent his downtime bouncing between the waterfronts of his multiple private residences and taking a few Instagramable selfies with his wife. Why Mark Zuckerberg’s worth rose US$9 billion each year Here’s a look at what he has been up to this summer, including his surfing lesson from a professional. A company spokesman declined to comment on Zuckerberg’s summer when reached by Business Insider. Zuckerberg started off the summer by heading to Europe on business to meet the president of France and other European lawmakers. In the wake of privacy scandals, Zuckerberg went to Paris in early May to discuss stronger tech regulation with French President Emmanuel Macron. He also met European lawmakers in Brussels to explain Facebook’s recent scandals, including privacy problems and its role in election interference. He took the opportunity to explore Europe with his wife, Priscilla Chan, who accompanied him on the trip. View this post on Instagram Happy Mother's Day! A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on May 12, 2019 at 11:56am PDT On May 12, he posted a photo in front of the Louvre in Paris. Sun, fun, yachts and Lauren Sanchez – Jeff Bezos’ fantastic summer From France, they made their way to Greece to celebrate their seventh anniversary at the Parthenon. View this post on Instagram Celebrating 7 years of happy marriage at the temple for the goddess of wisdom. A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on May 17, 2019 at 2:07am PDT After seven years of marriage, they have two young daughters that they mainly raise in their 5,000-square-foot home in Palo Alto, California. On Zuckerberg’s return to the United States in June, Facebook announced its new cryptocurrency, Libra. Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra on June 18, promising a 2020 release date. Among public concern of deep fakes, the cryptocurrency announcement created more negative buzz for Zuckerberg. Many expressed doubts, saying Facebook has become a “shadow bank”. Zuckerberg also made an appearance at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado on June 26. View this post on Instagram Happy 4th and happy summer! A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on Jul 4, 2019 at 3:28pm PDT Zuckerberg and his family then spent the Fourth of July at their new US$59 million compound in Lake Tahoe. The Wall Street Journal reported in early May that Zuckerberg spent about US$59 million on two adjacent properties in Lake Tahoe. The purchase was made secretly last December. According to the May report, he was reportedly in talks to buy a third adjacent property to increase the compound’s privacy. Why Mark Zuckerberg buys up properties around his 10 homes However, a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider in September that Zuckerberg does not have plans to purchase a third adjacent property. The compound boasts 600 feet of private waterfront. The two properties that make up the compound are on Lake Tahoe’s west shore outside Tahoe City. The prestigious area also serves as a popular vacation spot for the families of late Hewlett-Packard co-founder Bill Hewlett and late publishing icon Charles McClatchy. While there, he took part in leisure activities like paddleboarding. View this post on Instagram Tahoe sunset A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on Jul 7, 2019 at 7:39pm PDT TMZ reported that he was learning how to steer a boat on the lake at the end of August, too. Zuckerberg then left his luxurious camp-like Tahoe compound for a different kind of camp: “Summer camp for billionaires” in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, boutique New York investment bank Allen & Co. hosts a week-long conference at the Sun Valley Resort in Idaho for some of the world’s leading minds in business, media, finance and technology. With Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook and some of the world’s most powerful businesspeople in attendance, it’s no wonder the invite-only getaway is referred to as “summer camp for billionaires”. He was spotted smiling and lathering on sunscreen at the conference the same day news broke that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would require Facebook to pay a record-breaking US$5 billion penalty for its privacy issues. Zuckerberg was free to continue enjoying Sun Valley because Facebook generates US$5 billion every 49 days. Why Mark Zuckerberg chose to ‘kill what you eat’ and Jeff Bezos ate octopus In August, Zuckerberg spent some time on Kaua’i Island in Hawaii, where he owns multiple properties. As Business Insider previously reported, he paid US$100 million for 750 acres of property on the North Shore, which includes a former sugar cane plantation and a white-sand beach. He bought additional land on the island in 2017 for US$45 million. This land was actually approved for 80 homes, but Zuckerberg plans on just one, giving the family extreme privacy. Professional surfer Kai Lenny taught him how to tow-in surf off the private beach on the North Shore. View this post on Instagram Trying a new sport in Kauai with one of the best @kai_lenny. A post shared by Mark Zuckerberg (@zuck) on Aug 18, 2019 at 10:41am PDT Zuckerberg even got to put his own film skills to the test. An afternoon learning a new water sport from a pro was an adventurous yet casual way to wrap up the billionaire’s summer. View this post on Instagram 43 hours of travel and it feels so good to be in Hawaiian waters! Best way to kill the jet lag is a Foil coast run. Thanks for the clip @zuck! A post shared by Kai Lenny (@kai_lenny) on Aug 18, 2019 at 12:03pm PDT Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter This article originally appeared on Business Insider .