Company Facebook, which owns the eponymous social network, in 2018, spent about $20 million for the security of its head Mark Zuckerberg and his family, told CNBC.

Facebook for the year spent $20 million on the safety of Zuckerberg

This is with reference to TASS reports Biznestsentr.

These data are presented in the documents that Facebook filed in Federal Commission on securities and stock exchanges of the USA. These materials should be that Zuckerberg's work at Facebook gets a nominal fee of $1 per year, but the company compensates for the costs that it incurs in performing their duties.

The size of this payment in 2018 amounted to $22.6 million As explained in the company, approximately $20 million of this amount was spent on the provision of "personal security Zuckerberg" at a time when he was at home or travelling, and also his loved ones. Approximately $2.6 million Facebook allocated to 2018 "to cover the costs associated with the use of a personal air transport" Zuckerberg.

In the materials stated that the cost of security of the head of Facebook in recent years has grown. In 2016, it contributed about $5.1 million, 2017 - $7.6 million On flights Zuckerberg's company has spent in 2016 and $871 thousand, and in 2017 - $1.5 million.

According to the estimation of the channel, increased spending on security Zuckerberg and his relatives may be associated with a number of scandals in recent years have taken place around the company.

One of them erupted in March 2018, when the New York Times reported that the British company Cambridge Analytica managed to collect the personal information of tens of millions of Facebook users.

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