Mark Zuckerberg: According to Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s CEO and co-founder, has a personal risk as well as an investor risk due to his love of extreme adventure and combat sports. Regarding Zuckerberg and other CEOs with potentially hazardous hobbies, the tech giant disclosed a new risk factor.
Introduction of High-Risk Activities
“Mr. Zuckerberg and certain other members of management participate in various high-risk activities, such as combat sports, extreme sports, and recreational aviation, which carry the risk of serious injury and death,” Meta said in its financial report for 2023, as quoted by CNBC. The Report further added, “If Mr. Zuckerberg were to become unavailable for any reason, there could be a material adverse impact on our operations.”
CEO’s Response to Risk Indicators
The CEO of Meta shared a GIF with the caption, “High risk = high reward,” in response to a Morning Brew post on Threads regarding the new risk indicators. The company’s largest shareholder, Mark Zuckerberg, has openly shown his passion for extreme sports like hydrofoiling and fighting sports like mixed martial arts.
However, there were hazards associated with these sports, and in November the CEO of Meta disclosed that he had to have surgery to replace a ruptured ligament in his knee after suffering an injury while training for mixed martial arts.
Online Buzz Over Altercation
Zuckerberg took part in and even won medals in his first jiu-jitsu event in May of last year. His passion for fighting also gained attention online last year during an altercation with Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and the second-richest person in the world.
The competing social media platform owners had already clashed over issues pertaining to artificial intelligence. Additionally, Musk and Zuckerberg had decided to challenge each other in an MMA cage match. However, the bout was called off after a protracted struggle in which they both accused the other of bailing.