An engineer told the BBC that Elon Musk was accompanied by at least two bodyguards around the Twitter headquarters. The engineer said the bodyguards are “tall” and “bulky” and like they were from a “Hollywood movie”.
Elon Musk is accompanied by at least two bodyguards around Twitter’s headquarters, following him to the toilet, an engineer at the social-media company told the BBC.
The engineer, who spoke to the BBC on condition of anonymity to protect his employment, said the bodyguards were “bulky” and “tall” and looked like they were from a “Hollywood movie”. It is not uncommon for high-flying executives and CEOs to be accompanied by bodyguards, or for companies to spend considerable sums of money to provide them with security details.
According to a BBC report published on Sunday, the engineer said he felt Musk’s use of bodyguards inside Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco indicated a lack of trust in the company’s employees.
Twitter did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment made outside US business hours. Elon Musk’s father, Errol, said in January that he feared for his son’s safety, even though he was protected by “100 security guards”. Errol said Musk had upgraded Errol’s security system for his South African home with 24-hour armed guards, cameras and electric fences.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg was given an annual personal security allowance of $14 million for 2023, according to recent disclosures from the US Securities and Exchange Commission. This includes staff, equipment and residential improvements to help keep Zuckerberg and his family safe, according to the filing.
Soon after acquiring Twitter in October, Musk laid off thousands of employees from the company as part of a broader cost-cutting drive. He tweeted in May that owning Twitter “probably won’t increase my life expectancy.” He was responding to a Twitter user who said Musk should “add more security guards to his team.”
Musk’s security detail made headlines in December when Musk said a “crazy predator” jumped on a car carrying his son in Los Angeles. The South Pasadena Police Department later said it believed the suspect in this case “is a member of Elon Musk’s security team.”
”The bodyguards are “tall” and “bulky” and look like they’re out of a “Hollywood movie,” a Twitter employee told the BBC.”