In the tech industry, there’s a sort of tradition where the wealthiest power players sacrifice their million-dollar incomes in exchange for a $1 salary. Don't worry—their substantial stock options help balance the disparity. Many consider it to be the ultimate status symbol. Some even compare it to being knighted by Silicon Valley. Whichever way you view it, it's a prestigous honor to take on. Just recently, Mark Zuckerberg became the latest high-profile figure to join this elite club. While an incredible feat for any web entrepreneur under the age of 30, the Zuck follows in the footsteps of many tech greats.