FarmVille maker spends over $1 million to protect CEO Mark Pincus

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Zynga CEO Mark PincusWith that much spent on security, psycho (former) strippers could be the least of Mark Pincus's worries. MarketWatch reports that Zynga has spent around $1.37 million to protect its prized CEO and his family. That's quite the chunk of change for a company to pay out for the personal security of its commander in chief, but MarketWatch points out that the practice is not at all uncommon.

However, that number puts the FarmVille maker in the range of what companies like Lockheed Martin--you know, the company that sells ballistic missiles among other fine products?--spend to protect their CEOs. The report goes on to mention that, while this type of expense is normal, the Pincus family's security woes likely won't go away anytime soon.

Revealed in the S-1 filing for it's recent secondary offering, this expense could have been spurred by the Zynga head's run-ins with his very own stalker, supposedly former stripper and amateur filmmaker Vera Svenchina, nearly a year ago. Ultimately, it looks like Zynga ranks in the top three for spending the most to protect its CEO. You'd think the CEO of say, Exxon Mobil, would have more enemies, yet here we are.

[Via Kotaku]

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