Amazon has installed ‘bulletproof panels” at the Seattle Office of its founder Jeff Bezos, which is designed to withstand several shots from a military assault rifle, reported source. According to a report in The Daily Beast, the ‘bulletproof’ project was installed to safeguard the CEO, who possess worth of $120 billion, cost Amazon $180000. Amazon is the first tech company to spend such huge amount on the security of its founder, Facebook, and Oracle also spend millions.
Although the cost is not high but “it demonstrates the length of Mr. Bezos is willing to go to guard against real or perceived threats as his public profile grows”, informed the source.
In 2018, Apple has spent around $310000 on personal security services for its CEO Tim Cook and Oracle about $1.6 million to protect its CEO Larry Ellison.
However, Facebook has spent $20 million on CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his personal security in 2018, which is four times more than what he has received in 2016 for security purpose, owing to the rising privacy scandals the company is facing worldwide.
Last month, a veteran security consultant at Amazon, Gavin de Becker wrote a first-person account in The Daily Beast, claims that UAE hacked Jeff Bezos’ smartphone and reportedly shared personal details about his extramarital affair with a media outlet.
The convict was “intent on harming Jeff Bezos: over The Washington Post, to cover of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, claims Mr. Becker.
He continued, “Our investigators and several experts concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone, and gained private information.”
In October, the private messages of Mr. Bezos, which he has sent to his lover former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez, were published in The National Enquirer.
In October 2018, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered at Saudi consulate in Turkey’s Istanbul.
However, UAE has rejected its involvement in the affairs of the Amazon CEO.