The Real Reason Mark Zuckerberg Always Wears The Same Outfit

Mark Zuckerberg is an enigma, and he's become the symbol of what many people don't like about Big Technology. Zuckerberg also has some quirky habits; for example, he always wears the same outfit to the office. Another interesting thing about the Facebook founder and CEO is that he's one of the world's richest men, but his taste in cars is inexpensive, given his vast wealth. According to Entrepreneur, Zuckerberg drives a $30,000 Acura TSX and a Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Facebook has been in the news recently for banning former President Donald Trump until 2023, which made many people angry at Zuckerberg. So it's a good thing that the Facebook CEO spends millions on his security. Entrepreneur reported that Facebook spent $7.3 million on Zuckerberg's security detail in 2017. But the amount the company spent on security for the controversial CEO increased in 2020.

The Verge reported that Facebook spent $23 million on Zuckerberg's security in 2020. According to The Verge, the social media network claims that Zuckerberg is "synonymous with Facebook." And by that, what Facebook really means is that, "Negative sentiment regarding our company is directly associated with, and often transferred to, Mr. Zuckerberg."

Now that we better understand one aspect of Zuckerberg's life in the spotlight, keep reading to learn the real reason he always wears the same outfit to work.

Mark Zuckerberg's work outfit helps him focus

Mark Zuckerberg wears the same outfit every day to the office. In a 2014 Q&A, Zuckerberg said (via Entrepreneur), "I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community." Zuckerberg's work "uniform" is simple: a grey T-shirt, a hoodie, a pair of jeans, and Nike sneakers.

Apparently Zuckerberg admires late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who wore black turtlenecks or t-shirts and jeans to work every day. Entrepreneur reported that Jobs' leadership style inspired Zuckerberg's message on his first Facebook business cards: "I'm CEO, b***h."

But if you want to copy the Facebook CEO's exact work uniform, it's a little pricey. Zuckerberg's simple grey T-shirts cost $300-$400 each! Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli makes the iconic shirts. According to CNBC, Cucinelli is one of Silicon Valley's hottest designers, making "simple" clothing for Jeff Bezos and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.