Meta leader and verified human being Mark Zuckerberg is a high-priority asset: One that apparently takes $27 million to protect each year.
Notwithstanding the $2 million it costs to update Mark's skin suit each year, that's a lot of money!
I suppose there are a lot of crazy people out there. I mean, Zuck might have gone from a happy college freshman who wanted to connect us with our pals to a technocrat overlord bent on creating a new humanity, but I don't wish the guy any harm.
That being said, I guess there's a reason he's got 24/7 bodyguards, expensive bullet-resistant glass in his office, and a panic button.
From Business Standard:
In total, the company footed a security bill of $26.8 million for Zuckerberg, 37, and his family last year, a 6 per cent increase from 2020. The filing attributed the higher costs to regular personal travel, protocols related to Covid-19 and market increases for security personnel.
...Zuckerberg's security costs in 2021 are many times those of peers where data is publicly available. Amazon.com, for example, spent $1.6 million protecting Chairman Jeff Bezos last year, while Tesla doesn't disclose any security costs associated with CEO Elon Musk.
Tesla probably doesn't need to protect Elon since he's, you know, Ironman.
Speaking of Elon tho...
Remember that teen who automated a flight tracker for Elon's planes?
He's doing the same to Zuck now!
From Business Insider:
Jack Sweeney, the teen known for tracking Elon Musk's jet, said on Wednesday that he had re-discovered Mark Zuckerberg's private aircraft.
Sweeney shared a picture of the jet on his personal Twitter account.
...It was not the first time the 19-year-old has attempted to track Zuckerberg. In February, Sweeney began tracking and sharing updates on what he said was Zuckerberg's private jet using a Twitter account called @ZuccJet.
Sweeney said he learned in April that the aircraft was no longer being used by the Facebook founder and it was back to the drawing board. He said on Twitter that he has since been able to draw a correlation between the latest jet's travel history and Zuckerberg's trips.
I guess since Zuck tracks all of our lives down to the tiniest little details, it's only fair that we can track him.
And who knows? Maybe this transparency will give us all a little more empathy for the life of Zuck. When he goes for a programming update in Salt Lake City, we'll know. When he convenes with the Lizard Overlords on Epsilon Prime, we'll know.
The future might not have any respect for privacy, but hey, you helped get us here, Mr. Zuckerberg!
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