Microsoft CEO's pay valued at $1.3M

Microsoft CEO's pay valued at $1.3M

There are 1 comment on the Boston Globe story from Sep 21, 2007, titled Microsoft CEO's pay valued at $1.3M. In it, Boston Globe reports that:

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer received a pay package valued about $1.3 million for fiscal 2007, a year in which profit at the world's largest software maker topped $14 billion, according ... via Boston Globe

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Cedar Falls, IA

#1 Sep 26, 2007
This is not "total compesation" it cannot be. Stock options, benefits and perks no doubt lift this number substaintially. Microsoft competes for executive talent just like all corporations do, Mr Ballmer has a wealth of experiance and knowledge and no doubt would be a prize catch by any one of a number of other companies. The only way to keep talent like that is to pay them and well. Ask Toyota about the president of their N. American operations (and the only non-Japanese board member) who just flew the coup to Chrysler....

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