Google's ex-CEO Eric Schmidt to Receive a $100 Million Dollar Equity Award
As Eric Schmidt steps down as CEO of Google, the company is giving him a generous "thank you for your service" gift. He will receive a $100 Million dollar equity award paid out over a four year period of time. It is also the first award like it, that he has received at the company. Wow! Most companies give you a "don't let the door hit you on the way out" shiny gold pocket watch or something. Also, Dr. Schmidt plans on liquidating 534,000 shares of Class A common stock, which amounts to another cool $325 Million dollars. Ultimately, these numbers seem huge to the average person, but they are really 'small-change' when you compare them to his 8.7 Million shares of stock, valued at about $5.3 Billion dollars. Yes... that's Billion with a 'b'. Mr. Schmidt must have needed some 'spending money' to play around with...
What would you guys do with $425 Million dollars?
Source: Reuters via Phonearena