Bulletproof panels, private jets, and rumored secret passages: Here's what it costs to protect the world's richest tech moguls
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- Silicon Valley executives are among the richest people on the planet.
- They are also among the most famous, and can become a lightning rod for public anger.
- They spend millions on security measures: hiring armed bodyguards, installing bulletproof panels in their offices, and installing rumored escape passages.
- Scroll on to see how much the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos spend on security.
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Silicon Valley contains a high concentration of the world's richest tech billionaires, many of whom spend huge amounts on personal security measures.
Public filings can give us some insight into how much tech moguls spend on security, as their companies shell out millions to keep their executives safe, sometimes by buying them commodities like private planes.
Public records are just the tip of the iceberg, as Silicon Valley's richest can supplement their security costs out of their own (considerably deep) pockets.
Here, in ascending order, is how much tech's C-suite stars spend on security.
Jack Dorsey: $68,500 at last count.
Eric Schmidt: $296,353
Tim Cook: $310,000
Sundar Pichai: $1.2 million.
The sudden uptick in Pichai's security expenditure came months after an active shooter entered YouTube's San Bruno campus, injuring three employees.
Jeff Bezos: $1.6 million.
Bezos recently had bulletproof panels installed in his office.
Bezos' personal protection bills aren't available to scrutinize, but this year his security chief said the billionaire wrote him a blank check to launch a private investigation.
Larry Ellison: $1.6 million
Dara Khosrowshahi: $2 million.
Sheryl Sandberg: $2.9 million.
Mark Zuckerberg: $20 million.
Zuckerberg's security detail includes 24/7 protection.
The Facebook CEO is even rumored to have an escape passage under his conference room.
Elon Musk: Unclear.
In November 2018, the Tesla CEO tweeted that one of his other ventures, The Boring Company, was looking for someone to guard a Monty Python-inspired watchtower.
Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin haven't revealed their security costs in many years.
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