Gates' dividend payout: $100 million

By Julio Franco
Jan 17, 2003
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  1. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will rake in almost $100 million per year in potentially tax-free income from the company's newly instated stock dividend program.

    Microsoft announced Thursday that it plans to issue its first-ever annual dividend to shareholders on March 7. The payout will be 16 cents for each share on record as of Feb. 21.

    Based on Microsoft's latest proxy statement, filed Sept. 19, 2002, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Gates has about 621 million shares, or 11.6 percent of the company. That would give him a dividend bonanza of $99.48 million.

    Read more: CNet News.
  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    Yeah, like he needs more money.
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    Oh course he needs more money. He needs to be the richest man on Earth (which he is...)

    Never in my life have I seen capitalist greed so singularly and perfectly personified as I have in Bill Gates. And its never enough for him. He won't be happy until Microsoft controls ALL computing. :evil:
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