Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Has $1.7m Worth Of Security Protecting Him

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Why would Amazon have to spend $1.7m on security for Jeff Bezos? Crazed Nook fans? Whatever the reason, it appears Amazon stepped up $500,000 extra on security between 2008 and 2009 for their bald CEO.

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His salary remained the same, at $81,840 (with a 21 per cent stake in Amazon), but together with the $1.7m cost for his personal security, that makes him one expensive exec. [WSJ]

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Jarrett - [BRZ Boi]

Sure, his 1.7m security with a 81840 salary might seem ridiculous, but one must consider the worth of owning 21% of Amazon.

I'm sure in the grand scheme, 1.7m is peanuts to this guy.