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Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer unexpectedly announcing his retirement earned him over $700 million.
Ballmer, 57, took over from co-founder Bill Gates in January 2000, but his leadership was questioned throughout his tenure by Wall Street and Silicon Valley, as Microsoft’s stock price floundered – until his surprise announcement sent shares up over seven per cent.
With over 300 million shares, Ballmer is the company’s second-largest shareholder, with only founder Bill Gates holding a larger stake in the company.
Ballmer’s 333,252,990 shares rose to the collective tune of $786 million, according to Businessweek. – Mail Online


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