As Written By Kim Lachance Shandrow, Elle Decor:

Paparazzi and passersby beware: There’s no casually cruising by Mark Zuckerberg’s $7 million abode anymore. The billionaire’s Palo Alto, Calif., mansion is now patrolled by 16 security guards, because apparently that’s how the world-famous Facebook co-founder and CEO rolls in his perpetual quest for privacy.

Yes, you read that number right. Sixteen bodyguards — a small army — are now working detail around the clock at Zuckerberg’s cushy five-bedroom digs, according to a recentPage Six report. Incidentally, that’s the same number of pawns chess players use at the outset of a game, and what the new father and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are presumably hoping amount to enough muscle to fend off “threats from unstable” Facebook users.