Here's how much tech companies pay to protect their CEOs from security threats

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It's a CEO's job to run the company, but it often falls to the company to keep them safe in turn.

Companies like Amazon and Facebook shell out big bucks to keep their top executives safe both at home and at work.

Business Insider combed through SEC filings to find what it costs to protect some of the most powerful CEOs in tech. Because this information is found on proxy statements that companies issue at different times throughout the year, some totals reflect security costs for either 2014 or 2015 depending on when they most recently filed.

Here's what companies are paying in order to protect their top brass:

Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through hispersonal investment company Bezos Expeditions.

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer: $26,891

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer: $26,891

This amount covered Mayer's security at business events and for business travel in 2014. Source

Intel executives: $51,600

Intel executives: $51,600

Intel provided security to both its former president and its current CEO in 2015.

The $39,600 for CEO Brian Krzanich topped the $12,000 paid to Renée James, the company's former president.

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Twitter CEOs Jack Dorsey and Dick Costolo: $111,930

Twitter CEOs Jack Dorsey and Dick Costolo: $111,930

Due to a mid-year CEO switch in 2015, Twitter split its security costs among two CEOs. Former CEO Dick Costolo cost the company $43,424 to protect in 2015. Jack Dorsey's security details cost $68,506.

In 2014, Twitter also paid for security for some of its other executives. Anthony Noto, Alex Roetter and Kevin Weil were protected for $22,560, $25,897, and $14,497, respectively, for 2014.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: $209,151

Apple CEO Tim Cook: $209,151

Costs for 2015. Source

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt: $303,142

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt: $303,142

Before Google split to become Alphabet, it spent $303,142 to protect its chairman in 2014.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: $610,454

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: $610,454

Costs for 2014. Source.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: Up to $617,794

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: Up to $617,794

Rather than identifying her security costs, IBM lists costs of security under other compensation, which includes ground transportation, an annual physical, family attendance at IBM events, and other personal expenses. In 2015, Rometty's "Other Compensation" totaled $866,621, which of that $248,827 was use of company aircraft. That means her security costs alongside all those other expenses could be up to $617,794. Source.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: $1,449,882

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: $1,449,882

Costs for 2015. Source.

Oracle founder Larry Ellison: $1,530,601

Oracle founder Larry Ellison: $1,530,601

Costs for his home security in fiscal year 2015. Source.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: $1,600,000

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: $1,600,000

Costs for 2015. Source.

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