Who Wants to be a Google Millionaire?
I’ve probably used that headline before, oh well, I’m sure CNET has profiled Google’s millionaires before, so we’ll just call it quits.
If you’re even remotely curious as to what being a Google millionaire feels like, then Stefanie Olsen is quite happy to remind you of just how miserable your life is in comparison.
…Google employees held 11,662,917 outstanding stock options as of September 30, 2007. At the current stock price, those shares would carry a potential value of about $4.48 billion for employees…By some estimates, nearly a third of the first 500 Googlers have departed, and many more of the estimated 2,200 pre-IPO employees are planning an exit as their stock vests…Some ex-Googlers are chasing summer around the world, raising families, or just sleeping late.
Of course, many ex-Googlers are doing some great things, and CNET profiles a few of them in its article.