Just to add a little perspective to your lives.
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 97 17:45:19 -0700
Subject: Just to add a little perspective to your lives.
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Excerpted-from: Grove's $98 million weighs in at 200,000 pounds
Published: April 10, 1997
BY MIKE CASSIDY
Mercury News Staff Writer
ANDY Grove, CEO of Santa Clara-based Intel Corp., the biggest computer chip
company in the world, made $98 million last year. For those counting, $94.6
million came from stock options. For those still stunned, a little
.. The guard at San Jose International Airport, who checks your luggage
for guns and bombs, would have to work nearly 10,000 years. Not counting
overtime, of course.
.. Grove made $186.45 every minute he breathed last year (overlooking
last year's status as a leap year). He needs to spend $268,493 a day this
year just to get rid of it all.
.. It would make a stack of $1 bills 6 2/3 miles high, weighing 200,000
pounds, which has to make you feel a little better, because who needs that?
.. With it, Grove could buy 65,333 Intel Pentium MMX-powered multimedia
PCs like the one advertised at Computown. Or, he could just buy Computown.
.. It's enough to buy each person who attended Tuesday's Giants game
5,692 Giant Dogs.
.. Or, if he waits until the Big Mac drops to 55 cents later this month,
Grove could buy 178,181,810 of the double-decker treats. You want fries with
.. With it, Grove could buy all the 53 houses in Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos,
Palo Alto, Monte Sereno and Saratoga listed in the Mercury News' Sunday open
house section and still have $46 million left over for appliances. Or he
could buy Bill Gates' house.
.. It's enough to pay for 65,333,333 meals for those staying at the Salvation
Army's homeless shelter on Fourth Street. In fact, it's enough to run all
the Salvation Army programs in Santa Clara County for 10 years.
In short, it's a lot of dough.
© 1997 Peter Langston