Gates makes only $1 million

Gates makes only $1 million

The story today that Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer were each paid $1 million last year has an interesting twist. They make less than some of their subordinates. The heads of the Microsoft Office and Windows divisions both made more than their bosses. Even if it is because of Gates's and Ballmer's huge stock holdings, Buzz finds that refreshing.

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Molly Wood was an executive editor at CNET, author of the Molly Rants blog, and host of the tech show, Always On. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering opinions on everything else to anyone who will listen.

 

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