Tesla Inc TSLA CEO and Twitter Inc TWTR’s biggest individual stakeholder Elon Musk took aim at the high costs involved in shielding Meta Platforms Inc FB CEO Mark Zuckerberg from threats. Musk said on Sunday that the $26.8 million spent to protect Facebook founder Zuckerberg from threats seems “high”.
The entrepreneur was reacting to a report by GiGadgets that said millions were spent on security for Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg in 2021.
According to GiGadgets, $26.8 million was spent on costs related to personal travel, increased security protocols and security personnel due to COVID-19.
Musk took a dig at Facebook earlier this month, saying the meta-run social media platform gave him “the willies.”
In 2020, Musk labeled Facebook “lame” in response to a tweet by actor Sacha Baron Cohen.
Musk has made financial contributions to support Signal, a rival to Meta Platforms’ WhatsApp messaging service.
On Thursday, Tesla shares fell 3.7% in the regular session to close at $985 and rose 0.4% in after-hours trading. Shares of Meta Platforms fell 2.2% in the regular session on the same day to close at $210.18, according to data from Benzinga Pro.