2018 was by all means a very rough year for Facebook. The company, which spent the year reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal and a general bubbling-up of public anger, also had to deal with animosity toward the company’s founder, and gave the executive a lot of cash to handle a full security detail for himself and his family.
While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes a $1 annual salary and does not earn an annual bonus, he gets millions in “other compensation” largely related to security costs. In an SEC document published this afternoon, the company reveals that Zuckerberg earned more than $22 million in “other compensation” in 2018, up from more than $9 million in 2017.
About $2.6 million of the 2018 figure is