Facebook paid its CEO an additional US$13 million (AUD$18.1m) for his personal security and travel costs in 2018, according to a proxy filing.
That included a new US$10 million (AUD$13.9m) pre-tax allowance for additional security costs such as security guards, equipment, services and residential improvements.
“He is synonymous with Facebook and, as a result, negative sentiment regarding our company is directly associated with, and often transferred to, Mr. Zuckerberg,” said the filing released last Friday.
Like many wealthy CEOs, Zuckerberg receives an official salary of US$1 a year. He also did not receive bonuses or stock awards in 2018.
However, Zuckerberg’s total compensation jumped from US$9.1 million (AUD$12.6m) in 2017 to US$22.6 million (AUD$30.6m)…