The Security and Exchange Commission says Amazon spends $1.6 million to keep CEO Jeff Bezos safe. At the beginning of 2019, the company installed bulletproof panels in Jeff Bezos’s Seattle office.
According to Armortex, the manufacturer, the bulletproof panels can resist multiple blasts and multiple shots of assault rifles. Here are the details.
And it is not just Jeff Bezos concerned about safety, Apple reportedly spent around $310,000 on personal security of CEO Tim Cook in 2018. And Oracle spent $1.6 million for CEO Larry Ellison too. While Facebook has gone insanely big by spending close to $20 million on the security CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year.
Well! This governs the fact that being rich isn’t easy and protecting oneself is much required.
Arnette Heintze (CEO & Founder, Hillard Heintze) stated…
These numbers are certainly justified knowing the climate of our world today and especially with our technology and social media advancements – Arnette Heintze
But we are talking primarily about Bezos here. What made Amazon spend $1.6 million on his safety?
It all started 7 months ago, October when Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist was murdered in Saudi. But what it has to do with Jeff Bezos? Simply because The Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos himself.
On November 16, 2018, the Washington Post claimed that the murder was ordered by Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman as concluded by the CIA. Here is the whole report for complete details.
After this, the Saudi government attacked Bezos over social media and spread a word of boycotting Amazon. The hashtag #boycottAmazon became trending over Twitter and thousands of people from Saudi Arabia started tweeting against Amazon.