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Ballmer 'Underpaid' in 2007

Steve Ballmer pulled in about $1.3 million in fiscal 2007, a pittance according to Microsoft.

And, really, it doesn't seem like that much money for a guy who heads a company that made more than $50 billion in the same fiscal year. Our favorite part of this story, though, comes from the second linked article (the one from Australian IT):

"Unlike some companies that spend millions on executive perks, Microsoft gave Ballmer a modest $US6750 to his retirement plan and about $US3000 worth of life insurance and athletic club memberships."

Athletic club memberships. Yeah. We're just going to let that one sit out there.

Posted by Lee Pender on September 25, 2007 at 11:54 AM


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