Becoming a celebrity is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Just ask Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
More money. More problems. According to Page Six, Mark Zuckerberg has hired an army of security guards to protect him and his family. Apparently, Zuckerberg has 16 bodyguards now working at his home to protect him from “unstable” Facebook users.
“You’re touching hundreds of millions of people,” a Silicon Valley source pointed out of the digital landscape, adding that threats from even a tiny percentage of disgruntled users who work the apps for endless hours can be unnerving — “All the CEOs get threats, and they take them very seriously.”
The source noted that threats can disturbingly extend to family members.
Facebook currently has more than one billion “daily active users on average.” A source close to Page Six says that Facebook has become a reason why so many people are getting divorced and/or breaking up, which can create a group of angry users who would unfairly blame the website.
According to reports, Zuckerberg’s security detail has pissed off his neighbors. In fact, neighbors call his security detail “illegal” since they take up two prime parking spots in the area.
A letter posted by residents said, “We’ve spoken to the security guards, and they were cordial but ultimately have been instructed by their supervisors to not move the cars under any circumstances.”
Mark Zuckerberg owns a $7 million home in Palo Alto and spent $30 million in 2013 to buy up to four neighbors’ homes, then leased them out.