Thought for the month

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” Often attributed to Plato but no actually verifiable Greek source.

Monday, 24 January 2011

The $1 a year job

Clearly Apple can pay their staff whatever they want. Regulatory filings last week state that Apple CEO Steve Jobs earned $1 in salary in 2010. This meagre annual salary has been in place since 1997. Mr Jobs does own over $1 billion Apple shares but has not sold any recently. He should be able to get by on the 138 million shares he owns in Walt Disney, who pay an annual dividend of around $0.35 each.

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