Facebook spent 23.4 million dollars (almost 20 million euros) last year on the security of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, according to research by

Protocol

.

That is considerably more than other directors of large tech companies.

Zuckerberg's security costs were $20.4 million in 2019.

According to Facebook, costs have increased in 2020 due to the corona pandemic and the US presidential election.

Zuckerberg's right-hand man Sheryl Sandberg is also secured.

The cost of its security rose from $4.3 million in 2019 to $7.6 million last year.

Google boss Sundar Pichai is in third place with $5.4 million.

He is followed by top executives of Lyft ($2 million) and Oracle ($1.7 million).

Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the bottom of the list of compared directors.

His security cost $470,000 last year.