Facebook spent more than $31 million on personal security for Zuckerberg and Sandberg...

Shawn Knight

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In brief: It’s not uncommon for high-profile executives to have a body guard, or even a personal security detail consisting of multiple teams assigned to keep them safe. And as a new report from Protocol highlights, the more controversial the company, the more you’re likely going to spend to keep those executives safe.

In 2020, Facebook spent a whopping $23.44 million on the security detail of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. That’s an increase of nearly $3 million compared to the previous year, and we can’t forget that 2020 was the year of the pandemic where lockdowns and stay-at-home orders were commonplace.

Facebook additionally shelled out $7.65 million to protect COO Sheryl Sandberg, up from $4.37 million in 2019.

Google boss Sundar Pichai needed $5.4 million for his security detail. After that, it really falls off, as the next costliest detail was $2.06 million from Lyft to keep its co-founder and president safe.

Regarding the pandemic, some believe it might have actually been responsible for the increased security spending compared to 2019. Kent Moyer, who manages security for high net worth individuals and tech clients for World Protection Group, told Protocol that his clients realized an increase in threats in 2020 which could be attributed to self-isolation. “If someone was a little bit wacky, they became a lot wacky,” Moyer said.

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BadThad

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Social media execs SUCK as do their platforms! The brainwashing of our youth into leftist thinking is destroying ALL of the world.
 

NicktheWVAHick

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The recent Blue Origin launch would have been a perfect opportunity to wtite-off Bezos….just slice his oxygen supply with an Amazon gift card. Most terrorists could have easily afforded the $31 million ticket. Plus, what are the murder laws in space? Is it like international waters? Do you have diplomatic immunity? So many questions.
 

Tantor

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$30 million for security is nothing. These people spend far more to ensure their control over the nation. Zuckerbucks and his wife spent over $419 million dollars to influence the US election. I believe most of that money went into the five swing states. Almost a half billion dollars. Who did they buy off?

 

tacobravo

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Its nice that he supports politicians who want to limit my rights to have guns yet he spends tens of millions to protect his sorry *** with people with guns.
 

pelopidas

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Sure, defund the police. Why should we limousine liberals care when we have our own private and well armed paramilitary security. And if you stupid plebes ***** about it we will censor, lie about you and ultimately deplatform you.
 

Avro Arrow

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Sure, defund the police. Why should we limousine liberals care when we have our own private and well armed paramilitary security. And if you stupid plebes ***** about it we will censor, lie about you and ultimately deplatform you.
If he were so "liberal", he wouldn't be a billionaire. Behaving in (what people refer to as ) liberal ways does not focus upon personal wealth and create billionaires. What's next, you're going to say that Darth Vader is the "Black Knight of the Jedi"? :laughing: