If you saw Google’s recent filing – where they confirm Page, Brin and Schmidt’s 2006 salary as just $1 – you may have been tempted to feel sorry for them.
We wanted to help you get over that feeling…
Since the search giant went public in August 2004, Brin has sold about 6.5 million shares at a market value of $1.68 billion. Page has sold about 5.8 million shares at a market value of $1.4 billion, according to calculations from Thomson Financial. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, who was brought in to run the company before it went public, has sold more than 2.1 million shares, worth more than $502 million.