|Name And Principal Position||Year||Salary||Stock Awards(1)||All Other Compensation||Total|
|Jeffrey P. Bezos, Chief Executive Officer||2010||$ 81,840||$ —||$1,600,000(2)||$1,681,840|
|Thomas J. Szkutak, SVP and Chief Financial Officer||2010||160,000||6,465,300||3,200(3)||6,628,500|
|... etc... (similar numbers for three more SVPs) ... etc ...|
(3) Represents the approximate aggregate incremental cost to Amazon.com of security arrangements for Mr. Bezos in addition to security arrangements provided at business facilities and for business travel. We believe that all company-incurred security costs are reasonable and necessary and for the company’s benefit.This, per se, is probably nothing that unusual either: major companies lead by celebrity billionaire CEOs such as Mr. Bezos or Mr. Gates have probably always spent a hefty chunk on "extra security", just in case. It is interesting, however, that now (since when? I never knew!) they have to report these costs, even if approximate, as part of the top executive's "compensation" on the company's proxy statement. I suppose this is just a SEC requirement, and not an implication that IRS wants to consider the cost of extra security as part of the CEO's taxable income! Anyway, now that we're given the number - USD 1.2 to 1.7 million - it can just as well enter the public record. This probably compares to the budget of a small-town police department (well, in a really small town, that is...), with some left for car payments on a nice armored car, I guess. Of course, this is probably nothing compared to what the Secret Service protection for the government leaders costs.