In the last 20 years, monopolies began to change hands due to the drastic change in the number of billionaires globally. A couple of decades ago, to think that a person who stays all day in front of a computer, creating software or keeping others afloat, could be considered a tycoon, it would seem almost crazy; same that today is a reality.
Companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google, or Apple, all technology, have become the most lucrative companies globally, and of course, their CEOs (executive directors) are considered the wealthiest people in the world, thanks to a fortune that simply does not stop growing.
To give an example, Jeff Bezos, founder and former CEO of Amazon, is considered the man with the most money globally, having in his coffers at least some 177 billion dollars, according to the list of the wealthiest of the magazine. Forbes.
The fortune of Bezos surpasses by about 27 billion dollars Bernard Arnault, the only member of the Top 5 of the wealthiest people in the world who is not part of the technological world.
Zuckerberg, the world’s most hunted billionaire?
Now, the security system of a millionaire should be proportional to the wealth that it generates. Well, it seems that Mark Zuckerberg disagrees with this. Although the Facebook CEO ranks fifth on the Forbes list, with $ 97 billion ($ 87 billion less than Bezos), this has not impeded investing a little more in his security.
According to a report published by the specialized page Protocol, while Bezos paid 1.6 million dollars for his security in 2020, Zuckerberg decided to invest 23.4 million. This is almost 1500% more than what the richest man in the world spends on safeguarding his life.
Such is the astonishment caused by this expense of the co-founder of the most famous social network in the world that Protocol decided to compare it with other essential billionaires of technological events in the world, ensuring that only Zuckerberg pays half of the total sum of these, which was about 46 million dollars.
The second place is occupied by Sheryl Sandberg, with an investment in her security of about 7.6 million.
“There is great concern that these high-profile executives could be targeted by terrorists or kidnappers or other unhelpful ones, and the company has a strong interest in protecting them and allowing them to perform their duties without having to worry about their own personal safety ,” Kent explained. Moyer, a spokesman for the World Protection Group, is responsible for the security of most of the essential people in Silicon Valley.
On the other hand, and in defense of the controversy that this news has generated, Facebook has come out in defense of its executive director, assuring that no sum of money will be enough to try to safeguard his life.
“We believe that Mr. Zuckerberg’s role puts him in a unique position: 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 company in an official document.
In short, the technology giant is convinced that “Mr. Zuckerberg” may have more enemies than you think and that the negative fame that is handled as a company can affect the genius of technology in his personal life.