FILE - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets
with entrepreneurs and innovators during a
round-table discussion in St. Louis, Nov. 9,
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark
Zuckerberg's compensation rose 53.5 percent
to $8.9 million in 2017, a regulatory filing
showed Friday, largely because of higher
costs related to the 33-year old
billionaire's personal security.
About 83 percent of the compensation
represented security-related expenses, while
much of the rest was tied to Zuckerberg's
personal usage of private aircraft.
Zuckerberg's security expenses climbed to
$7.3 million in 2017, compared with $4.9
million a year earlier.
His base salary was unchanged at $1,
while his total voting power at Facebook
rose marginally to 59.9 percent.
Menlo Park, California-based Facebook,
which has consistently reported
stronger-than-expected earnings over the
past two years, has faced public outcry over
its role in Russia's alleged influence over
the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Earlier this week, Zuckerberg emerged
largely unscathed after facing hours of
questioning from U.S. lawmakers on how the
personal information of several million
Facebook users may have been improperly
shared with political consultancy Cambridge