Zuckerberg's Security Bill Is Staggering

Facebook spends $20M protecting Mark Zuckerberg and his family
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2019 11:58 AM CDT
Want to Get Rich? Try Protecting This Man
In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg departs after testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

(Newser) – Mark Zuckerberg's base salary is nearly nothing—but try protecting him. The Facebook CEO's security bill reached $20 million as he went on "an apology tour" during the company's "year from hell," reports Business Insider. An SEC filing on Friday shows Facebook paid him only $1 in 2018 but spent almost $10 million on the billionaire's personal protection and another $10 million on "additional costs" keeping him and his family safe. That's up significantly from Zuckerberg's 2017 security bill of $7.3 million. The filing also reveals that COO Sheryl Sandberg banked $23.7 million in 2018, per the Guardian. (Read more Facebook stories.)

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