Facebook spent more than $ 23 million last year on CEO security, Mark Zuckerberg.
"It is synonymous with Facebook and, therefore, the negative feeling about our company is directly related and often passed on to Mr. Zuckerberg," said a company spokesman for the role of Facebook CEO.
The annual review of the company's security plans showed that the cost of protecting Zuckerberg and his family increased in 2020 mainly due to travel protocols for COVID-19, increased security coverage during the 2020 US election period, and increase costs for security personnel.
The section "all other compensations" of the statement shows that Facebook spent $ 23 million on personal security at Zuckerberg's homes and travels with him and his family.
The CEO also received an additional $ 10 million for security personnel and other security costs. The cost of basic insurance was $ 13,4 million last year, compared to $ 10,4 million the previous year.
"The Compensation, Appointments and Governance Committee believes that these costs are appropriate and necessary given the threatening landscape and the fact that Mr Zuckerberg asked to receive only $ 1 in annual salary and does not receive bonus payments, shares or other compensation. incentives ”, according to the statement.
Also in a statement issued Friday, Facebook said it would submit a proposal to its shareholders' meeting on May 26 to offer personal security to executives from time to time, which it deems necessary due to the "ongoing scrutiny faced by directors. as a result of their service to the board. ”