Microsoft’s Many Millionaires Making Moves
Back when Microsoft's stock was booming, and lots of employees where cashing in stock options for megabucks, Microsoft was minting millionaires daily.
Even secretaries where walking away from the company with absurd amounts of money. The New York Times is running a "Where are they now?" article on many of them.
Among the best parts of the article:
It's worth noting that the article author, Julie Bick, is a former Microsoft employee and was interviewing former coworkers for this piece.
- Chris Peters, a programmer, bought the Professional Bowlers Association (and he turned it into a profitable enterprise).
- While the exact number is not known, it is reasonable to assume that there were approximately 10,000 Microsoft millionaires created by the year 2000," said Richard S. Conway Jr., a Seattle economist whom Microsoft hired to study its impact on Washington State. "The wealth that has come to this area is staggering."
- John Sage has been trying to displace Starbucks from college campuses with his own coffee company.
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