On top of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s $1 annual salary, Facebook spent $7.3 million on personal security for him in 2017. This was 50 percent more than the company spent last year.
In addition to security, the company spent a lot on travel costs. Zuckerberg last year had a mission to visit every single U.S. state. Since 2015, the company spent $20 million on security and private air travel on Zuckerberg, according to CNN.
In a public filing, the company said Zuckerberg needed to security to counter “threats to his safety arising directly as a result of his position as our founder, Chairman, and CEO,” CNN reported. “We require these security measures for the company’s benefit because of the importance of Mr. Zuckerberg to Facebook.”